Jamaica, CPL strike deal

The Jamaica government has struck a deal with Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise Jamaica Tallawahs, which will see them investing millions of dollars over the next few years.

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange said she gave her assurance that government was filly committed to supporting the franchise.

She revealed at a news conference that her ministry had committed J$2.7 million (US$20, 270.62) to facilitate the hosting of the 2019 CPL Twenty20 series in Jamaica.

Grange said the government fully endorses the franchise and the arrangement and the government of Jamaica and Jamaica Tallawahs will be at least for three years.

Additionally, the minister said the Sports Development Foundation, which falls under her ministry, will provide support up to a maximum of J$10 million (US$75,076.38) in cash and in kind.

Grange said it was especially pleasing to have Pepsi Cola Jamaica come on board as a sponsor for the Tallawahs.

She also welcomed Gayle’s return to the franchise, which he led to two titles in 2013 and 2016.

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