Jamaican High Commission & Victoria Mutual Finance launched JAMAICA 50 CRICKET MATCH at the Kia Oval.
April 27, 2012
Executive sponsor Victoria Mutual along with GV Media and Grace Foods under the patronage of the Jamaican High Commission UK launched one of the official Jamaica 50 event at the Kia Oval yesterday.
Dubbed Jamaica 50th Cricket, scheduled to be played at the Kia Oval on July 8th @ 1pm, between Jamaican Legends X1 vs England Veterans X1. The event is expected to attract hundreds of Jamaicans and Caribbean nationals, as Jamaica celebrates 50 years of Independence from Britain. The event is also a precursor to the London 2012 Olympics where the spotlight is expected to be on Jamaica with its outstanding athletic prowess.
Former England all-rounder John Emburey says that he enjoys the competitive side of cricket and playing against West Indies legends from Jamaica; England wants to win. He said the English team will comprise of a mixture of players from age 40 to about 60 including himself Shaun Udal, Dean Headley, Phillip De Freitas, Devon Malcolm and others. The Jamaican legends will be backed by Courtney Walsh, Maurice Foster, Nehemiah Perry, Easton McMorris and Robert Samuels to name a few.
Jamaica's Acting High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Mrs Joan Thomas Edwards told those attending the launch that the match is a fitting tribute to Jamaica's 50th year of independence from Britain as the event will bring many from the Caribbean in a celebratory mood and will serve to highlight the bonding link between Jamaica and the UK brought about through the game of cricket.
Director of Victoria Mutual FinanceDelores Cooper commended the High Commission for their vision in conceiving an event which will serve to strengthen the friendship between Jamaica and the UK brought about by cricket. Ms Cooper noted VMF which was set up in the UK over 30 years ago stands committed to fulfil its corporate social responsibility within the community. She said that proceeds from the event will go towards the development of youth cricket in Jamaica.
Among others officials attending the launch were former West Indian cricketer Ron Headley and CEO Kia Oval Richard Gould. Tickets for the anniversary match are now available at www.kiaoval.com