St.John's (Antigua), July 23 (IANS/CMC) Global Bank of Commerce and its affiliate, Global Processing Centre, have signed on as founding sponsor of the Antigua Hawksbills team which will be competing in the inaugural Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 competition.
Global Bank of Commerce says it's partnership with the CPL will be its most significant sports sponsorship after funding local sporting events and individuals over the years, reports CMC.
The Hawksbills is led by West Indies' Marlon Samuels and includes former Australia captain Ricky Ponting who will soon retire from professional cricket.
"Our management team is very pleased to have the opportunity to support the Antigua Hawksbills as its second Founding Sponsor, especially as the team is being coached by our very own Sir Vivian Richards," said Brian Stuart-Young, chairman and CEO of the Global Bank Group.
"Given Antigua's strong heritage in producing great cricketers, there is every expectation that the Hawksbills will reach the finals."
Global Bank of Commerce is a locally owned, 30-year old institution providing international financial services, wealth management and investment guidance.
The Antigua Hawksbills play their first game against the Barbados Tridents Aug 1 at the Kensington Oval.