PRESS RELEASE:- Castries, 18 July 2016) – The St. Lucia Zouks are gearing up for the home leg of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and tournament organisers are delighted to announce that to celebrate the historic re-naming of the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, and the Johnson Charles stand on Thursday, 21 July (6pm start) against St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, fans can avail of a 50% discount on all tickets.
Fans who have already purchased tickets can either receive an extra ticket free or a 50% refund. So you can come for the opening and stay for the cricket – all at 50% off the cost of entry!
Gates will open at 3.30pm on Thursday, with the commissioning of the newly re-named Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium set to start at 4.30pm. The St. Lucia Zouks game against the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots will then start at 6pm.
Zouks fans have several options to acquire their places for the biggest party in sport: the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium Ticket Office, Delirius, The Cell in Castries and Vieux Fort and tickets are also available from Soufreire and Rodney Bay.
Looking ahead to the St. Lucia leg of matches, Mr. Pete Russell, Chief Operations Officer of the Hero CPL said: “We are delighted to announce details of a significant discount for Zouks fans for Thursday’s game against the Patriots which will no doubt prove very attractive for the St. Lucia public.
“I would like to thank the St. Lucia government and Digicel, who are fantastic sponsors of the Hero CPL, for making this special offer possible. Thursday’s game will be a momentous occasion for cricket across the island and we want as many fans as possible to pack out the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium and make it a real fortress as the team begins a new and exciting chapter. The message to fans is get your tickets early to avoid disappointment because you do not want to miss out.”
St. Lucia Zouks captain Darren Sammy said: “I would like to thank the St. Lucia government, the Hero CPL and Digicel for making this special opportunity for Zouks fans to be a part of history. Thursday is going to be a special day for me, my family and the entire island whom I am so proud to represent. The team are really focused on getting back to winning ways and you can rest assured that playing in front of a packed stadium can inspire us as we bid to reach the play-offs for the first time.
“I would urge everyone to get your tickets early and savour what will be a fantastic occasion for St. Lucia. I know that with your support it can help inspire us to glory in the days and weeks ahead.”
In addition to top quality cricket, as Darren Sammy’s men get set to welcome the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots (21 July), Barbados Tridents (23 July), Guyana Amazon Warriors (24 July) and Trinbago Knight Riders (26 July), there will be a number of events off the field which will have a strong Hero CPL presence at a number of Carnival events where Ms. St. Lucia Zouks will be present.
The Zouks’ opening home match against the Patriots is one not to be missed as it will mark the launch of the newly re-named 12,400 capacity Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, previously known as the Beauséjour Stadium. Fans will also get to be a part of history for the opening of the newly-renamed Johnson Charles Stand as the island honours two of its favourite sons who both played a significant part in the West Indies ICC World T20 success earlier this year.
*Tickets for all CPL fixtures in the Caribbean and Fort Lauderdale are on sale now from www.cplt20.com.
St. Lucia Zouks Home Fixtures (all times local): 21 July – St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots (6pm), 23 July – Barbados Tridents (12 Midday), 24 July – Guyana Amazon Warriors (5pm), 26 July – Trinbago Knight Riders (6pm)
St. Lucia Zouks: David Miller, Shane Watson, Darren Sammy (captain), Michael Hussey, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Morne Morkel, Jerome Taylor, Derone Davis, Grant Elliott, Kristopher Ramsaran, Shane Shillingford, Delorn Johnson, Kyle Mayers, Keddy Lesporis, Nitish Kumar, Gidron Pope
St. Lucia Zouks Ticket Outlets: Online at www.cplt20.com, The Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium Ticket Office, Delirius, The Cell in Castries and Vieux Fort and tickets are also available from Soufreire and Rodney Bay.