Vincy men back from Digicel trip
November 25, 2005

Vincy men back from Digicel trip

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – On returning to the West Indies from their once-in-a-lifetime trip to Australia courtesy of Digicel and in association with British Airways, caught up with the winners of the Digicel Australia Cricket Competition, Muzon Hoyte and Duranor Child, as they spoke of the exhilarating moments during their prize trip to Australia. {{more}}

The winners witnessed the Windies team performing in Brisbane, visited some of the country’s landmark attractions and intermingled with their favourite West Indian players such as Brain Lara, Devon Smith and Chris Gayle.

“The greatest part of our trip was bowling to Brian and Chris”. As a part of the prize, the winners were allowed to train with the West Indies team at the world famous Gabba. Both Muzon and Duranor bowled to leading West Indies batsman Brian Lara in the nets for about an hour. They also bowled to power hitting opener Chris Gayle afterwards as well. “We really enjoyed that, we are happy to be in Australia but that was really the highlight of the trip,” Hoyte said.

In responding to the question if he enjoyed himself, Hoyte jovially stated,” There is no way I could have travelled so far and not enjoy myself.” He went on to say, ” I really had the time of my life thanks to Digicel and British Airways, I will always remember this experience as long as I live.”

Prior to their departure on Monday, November 7, they visited the Australia Zoo along with four West Indies players, pacemen Fidel Edwards, Jermaine Lawson, Corey Collymore and swashbuckling batsman Dwayne Smith. They got a chance to witness the feeding of the crocodiles, cuddle with a massive python, view Siberian tigers, camels and feed kangaroos.

It was an experience that they were very keen on and the men were delighted to have been able to visit the world famous Australian Zoo, the home base of famed television personality Steve Urwin, popularly known as ‘The Crocodile Hunter.’ According to Hoyte: “I was looking forward to seeing, feeding and touching these strange animals personally, as otherwise I would only see them on TV”.

This early Christmas present was offered to Digicel customers across the Caribbean and out of the thousands of correct trivia answers, Hoyte’s number was selected. His knowledge and love of West Indies cricket encouraged him to participate and take the time off from his job at the Canone Constructive Association Limited to travel all the way to Australia courtesy of British Airways [the co-sponsor of the competition] to support his team. The 20 year old recreational cricketer from St. Vincent, had only one choice to make, who would he take? He finally decided to take his best friend and cricket enthusiast Duranor Child.