ExxonMobil Guyana announced Thursday that it is the exclusive sponsor of the Guyana Amazon Warriors for the 2022 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) tournament.
It is the sixth consecutive year that the company has been sponsoring the Amazon Warriors. This year, it said it will be the exclusive sponsor for the men’s team and, for the first time, the women’s team.
President of ExxonMobil Guyana, Alistair Routledge, said this year’s sponsorship was a recognition of the importance of cricket to Guyanese and the exciting opportunity to host the semifinals and final.
“We are thrilled to be part of this year’s tournament in such a tangible way. The many benefits of sport are well-known, and we take our role as a part of the Guyanese community very seriously. That’s why we support sports at the youth level as well as raising our sponsorship of the Warriors.” Routledge said.
The Warriors will be captained by Guyanese and West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer.
“Cricket fans are in for a treat when CPL gets underway. ‘Cricket Carnival’ in Guyana will be a whole new experience for lovers of the game and the team looks forward to doing its best and making Guyana proud,” he said.
The Chairman of the Guyana Amazon Warriors, Dr. Ranjisinghi ‘Bobby’ Ramroop, has welcomed ExxonMobil as the exclusive sponsor. He lauded the partnership with ExxonMobil Guyana and expects the team to do well this year.
“Cricket in general, and Warriors T-20 Cricket in particular, has come to define Guyanese unity and pride as a people since CPL’s launch in 2013, and ExxonMobil Guyana has enthusiastically embraced and supported our passion,” Ramroop said. “Not only has the corporation placed its money where its mouth is to make Guyana poised to become one of the largest offshore oil producers in the world but in addition to supporting our Warriors, has been aggressively fulfilling its corporate social responsibility to sponsor a host of activities in communities all across Guyana.”
The Guyana leg of the tournament will run from September 21 to September 30.
Guyana will host 11 games, including the semi-finals and the final which will be held here for the next three years.
President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali has said this year’s CPL tournament will be the biggest it has ever been and something that Guyanese can be proud of for a long time.