‘Bouncer’ revealed as CPL mascot

Bouncer is the name that has been chosen for the Caribbean Premier League’s mascot after a social media competition where Facebook and Twitter fans were asked to submit their suggestions for names for the huge purple and green ball that forms part of the CPL logo.

After sifting through hundreds of submissions, five names were shortlisted by the CPL marketing and event team, with David Ross’ idea emerging as the favourite.

Ross, who is from Barbados, posted his winning name on Facebook and explained his reasoning behind the label.

“I listened to the CPL theme song which is very bouncy; I saw the mascot video on YouTube and the mascot was bouncing and it just hit me,” said Ross.

The West Indies is known for bouncy wickets, and our brand of cricket and music is full of bounce. It is also catchy for children. Plus if you follow the ball it will bounce.”

The CPL Event director Rhonda Kelly agreed.

“Bouncer is such a fun name and CPL is all about fun.

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