23rd July 2015 – Port of Spain, Trinidad: The Hero Caribbean Premier League is giving fans around the world the chance to take on some of the biggest names in cricket by entering the CPL’s Beach Bat Bouncy Ball Challenge, in association with Loop, the Caribbean’s number one news app and online media partner for CPL.
The challenge is simple – try and bounce a ball on the edge of a cricket bat as many times as you can. Caribbean cricket heroes including Brian Lara, Chris Gayle, Desmond Haynes, Shiv Chanderpaul, Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy have all got involved so far, however, overseas players from the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel dominate the current leaderboard.
Legendary all-rounder, Jacques Kallis, stands in third place with 24, with fellow South African, Cameron Delport, in second on 31. However, in first place, with a score of 32, is Pakistan wicket keeper, Kamran Akmal.
This week, the competition is thrown wide open. The CPL commentators will be getting involved, and fans around the world are invited to film their attempts and submit them on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #InTheLoop.
CPL partner Loop is supporting the Challenge, and will make a charitable donation based on a multiplier of the record set by a CPL player, meaning the higher the score, the larger the donation to a good cause promoting youth cricket in the Caribbean.
Damien O’Donohoe, CEO, Hero CPL, said: “It’s not often you get the chance to out-hit Chris Gayle or Darren Sammy, but you could do just that with this challenge. It’s a bit of fun for finals week and we’re looking forward to our fans around the world getting involved.”
You can watch the CPL Beach Bat Bouncy Ball Challenge videos here: http://www.looptt.com/content/do-beach-bat-bouncy-ball-challenge