Knight calls for more sponsorship
There is significant potential for growth in women’s cricket and more corporate sponsorship may help with its development, says young West Indies batter Kyshona Knight.
Knight made the comment following a presentation of gifts from Banks Beer to the Barbadian T20 champion cricketers during a recent Q In The Community event at Brereton, St Philip.
“I think they [corporate sponsors] need to put more support into the women’s game because the men have a lot more support, so if the games are advertised and more persons could come out and support that would be excellent,” she said.
Making the presentation, Charles Walcott, category manager for Banks (Breweries) Limited stated that the company looked forward to building on their relationship with West Indies cricket and wished both players and administrators the best of luck in the future.
“Banks Beer’s mutually beneficial association with West Indies cricket has become even more exciting with the introduction of T20 cricket, and Caribbean excitement is what our new “Life Nice” campaign is really all about,” he said.
Also speaking on behalf of the group, off-spin bowler Ashley Nurse said: “It was a tremendous feeling to bring smiles back to the faces of Caribbean people.”