Castries: November 12, 2020 – The Zouks and Title sponsor Indibet today handed over a cheque of USD 10,000/- to the Hon. Gale Rigobert, Minister of Education, St. Lucia. This amount was pledged by Indibet towards providing laptops for underprivileged children of St. Lucia who are unable to go to school due to the pandemic
During the 2020 CPL the St. Lucia Zouks had played in exclusive INDIBET branded blue jerseys – the colour of the flag in their last 2 round robin matches. INDIBET had agreed to provide USD 100 for every boundary scored by the St. Lucia Zouks, USD 150 for every six hit by the Zouks and USD 200 for every wicket taken by the St. Lucia Zouks in these matches. INDIBET had agreed to top up the contribution to USD 10,000/-.
In a function November 12th Ms. Sue Monplaisir representing the St. Lucia Zouks and INDIBET handed over the cheque for the USD 10,000/- to the Hon. Gale Rigobert in fulfilment of the pledge.
Ms. Monplaisir said “Indibet is honoured to make this contribution to the students in St. Lucia who have been affected by this pandemic which has plagued not only St. Lucia but the rest of world. St. Lucia Zouks and its title sponsor Indibet will continue to reach out to give back whenever the need arises.”
The Hon.Gale Rigobert in appreciation of the pledge fulfilment was quoted as “We are fully cognizant of the fact that notwithstanding the best efforts of Government, we are still reliant on the generosity of international agencies, the global community, the private sector and civil society organizations to meet the needs of our people. I am especially grateful, therefore, that Indibet and the St. Lucia Zouks team has partnered with us to fulfil a dire need within the education sector especially given the new challenges imposed by COVID-19.”
A INDIBET spokesperson reaffirmed their commitment and said ," We are grateful to the Ministry of Education in St Lucia for the great work that they do to support the development and education of children. It is our hope that our pledge will provide enriching opportunities for children to continue to thrive in their studies at this time of great uncertainty. We are thankful to the St Lucia Zouks for their involvement with this initiative. Cricket and sports people play a key role in inspiring action in society. Our endeavor to match the star effort of The Zouks team to hit the big 6's will continue - we wish them the best of luck!”
The Zouks would like to thank their title sponsors INDIBET for their contribution and acknowledge the role played by the Ministry of Education in St. Lucia,
About St Lucia Zouks
St Lucia Zouks (formerly known as St Lucia Stars) is the representative team of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) of Cricket. Founded in 2013, the team has been competing in the tournament since its inception and is currently owned by KPH Dream Cricket Pvt Ltd – the consortium that owns Kings XI Punjab.
The team is named after St Lucia, one of the four islands in the Caribbean known for its rich creole culture which is represented in its logo. A vibrant mix of blues and yellows, the logo also has a flame symbol that is derived from the national flag, representing a desire to win. In 2016, the team held the record of winning six out of ten games securing the third position in the league. St Lucia Zouks is a popular team among cricket fans around the world.
This year, the team will be coached by Andy Flower and captained by Darren Sammy who is leading the squad for the first time. Players comprise Mohammad Nabi, Andre Fletcher, Kesrick Williams, Rahkeem Cornwall, Chemar Holder, Javelle Glen, Mark Deyal, Leniko Boucher, Kavem Hodge, Obed McCoy, Kimani Melius, Saad Bin Zafar, Scott Kuggelein, Roston Chase, Najibullah Zadran and Zahir Khan.
INDIBET is the newest brand to launch in the sports gaming arena. The online platform offers unrivalled user experience with the best products that not only look great, but most importantly, are easy to use. The brand prides itself on providing excellent customer support and value. INDIBET is part of a wider group run by executives who have managed a range of products in sports and gaming over the last 15 years.