Babsy is bringing it! So too will St. Kitts and Nevis Sports Minister Glenn Phillip
ICC World Twenty20 West Indies 2010 Tournament Director, Mr. Robert Bryan, presents Jamaica’s Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture, Ms Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, with a personalized “Bring It” bat
ICC Local Office (March 30, 2010): The “Bring It” bandwagon paid a courtesy call on Jamaica’s Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture, Ms Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, on Friday March 27 at her office as ICC World Twenty20 West Indies 2010 Tournament Director, Mr. Robert Bryan, presented her with a personalized “Bring It” bat; the first of ten to be given out around the Caribbean.
Though ICC WT20 matches will be played in four countries, Bryan noted: “This event belongs to the entire region and is something of which all West Indians should be proud. The Caribbean will be hosting its second international cricket tournament within three years and we are looking forward to seeing our relatives and friends from neighbouring countries, including Jamaica, coming to celebrate this occasion and enjoy the cricket with us – and indeed with the rest of the world. We have included some of the other islands in our promotional campaign so that everyone can get a taste of the ‘Bring It’ fever as we count down to the start of the event next month.
Jamaica’s Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture, Ms Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, gets some batting tips from former Jamaica College opening batsman and now ICC World Twenty20 West Indies 2010 Tournament Director, Mr. Robert Bryan
“I hope I will see Minister Grange and other West Indians from non-hosting countries at the matches, showing the cricketing world that the Caribbean is indeed the best place to ‘Bring It’!”
Minister Grange, admiring the personalized “Babsy Is Bringing It!” slogan written across the blade, was delighted to receive the bat – which is a replica of the giant bats that have been erected across the four host nations (Barbados, Guyana, St. Kitts and Saint Lucia). Pledging her support for ICC WT20 WI 2010, she placed her newest acquisition prominently among various awards and memorabilia which she has received over the years.
Similar presentations would also be made to newly elected and appointed Minister of Sports, Glenn Phillip as well as Prime Minister Denzil Douglas and the lone female parliamentarian in St Kitts/Nevis, Marcella Liburd.