SOURCE: Digicel

October 10, 2008 11:40 ET

Digicel Agrees to Compromise for Stanford 20/20 to Proceed

KINGSTON, JAMAICA--(Marketwire - October 10, 2008) - Digicel, proud sponsor of cricket in the West Indies since 2004, has recently been involved in constructive negotiations with Stanford Cricket in an effort to arrive at an acceptable resolution to the challenges facing the Stanford 20/20 Series to begin in Antigua on 25 October.

Digicel is delighted to confirm that these negotiations have been successful and that arrangements have been put in place to allow for the Series to continue for at least the next three years. As such, the match scheduled between the West Indies and England on the 1st November 2008 will now proceed.

Digicel has at all times supported the Stanford initiative and from the outset sought a negotiated compromise with the relevant parties. Following the ruling made by the Arbitrator that the WICB had breached its Sponsorship Agreement with Digicel, Digicel immediately commenced negotiations with Stanford Cricket.

In successfully concluding its negotiations with Stanford Cricket today, Digicel has sought to keep the best interests of cricket in the West Indies at the forefront. Digicel is a huge supporter of cricket across the Caribbean region and is proud of the contribution that it has made and will continue to make.

Digicel looks forward to an exciting spectacle of cricket in Antigua and wishes the very best of luck to the West Indies players against the English Cricket Team!

ABOUT DIGICEL

Since its launch in 2001, Digicel has become the largest wireless telecommunications operator in the Caribbean with more than six million customers. After seven years, Digicel is renowned for competitive rates, unbeatable coverage, superior customer care, a wide variety of products and services, and state-of-the-art handsets. By offering innovative wireless services and community support, Digicel has become a leading brand in the Caribbean and has placed the region at the cutting-edge of wireless communications.

Digicel is incorporated in Bermuda and has operations in 23 markets, including Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, Curaçao, The Cayman Islands, Dominica, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname Trinidad & Tobago and Turks & Caicos. With new launches planned for the British Virgin Island (BVI), Honduras and Panama, Digicel expects to be in 26 markets in the next 12 months. The Caribbean company also has coverage in St. Martin and St. Barths. For more information on Digicel, please visit www.digicelgroup.com.

Contact Information

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    Kieran Foley
    Digicel
    + 1 876 881 5661

    Antonia Graham
    Digicel
    + 1 876 564 1708