Sunday, January 21, 2018

DirecTV comes to Solozano’s aid

West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago Under-19 batsman Jeremy Solozano will be getting some financial assistance from DirecTV as he continues his preparations for the West Indies Under-19’s upcoming fixtures against Bangladesh in the Caribbean.

The company, which currently sponsors TT Pro League football team DirecTV W Connection and national cyclist Njisane Phillip, came to the aid of Solozano, who requested assistance as he prepares for his upcoming assignments.

The 17-year-old opening batsman made his T&T senior team debut earlier this year, and engagement specialist at DirecTV Lindsay Brent Boodoo said their investment in the youngster is part of their commitment to the development of our country’s youth.

Solozano received a cheque for $5,000 from Boodoo on the company’s premises at Mulchan Seuchan Road in Chaguanas on Thursday.

Following the presentation, Boodoo said they have been monitoring the progress of Solozano for the last two years and “he has proved that he is dedicated to putting in the hard work and sacrifice needed in the achievement of his goals.”

Father of the young cricketer, Michael Solozano, lauded DirecTV’s assistance and stated, “We are very grateful for DirecTV’s help and their generosity will go a long way in helping Jeremy prepare for not only the upcoming tour by Bangladesh, but also the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Dubai next February. 

“I’m breathing easier now and I’m sure Jeremy is as well,” Michael added.