The 150th test between the West Indies and England.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s closing in on Brian Lara’s West Indian record for most test runs.

James Anderson’s 100th test and possibly the chance to surpass Sir Ian Botham as the highest English wicket-taker of all time.

Amidst a series full of pending cricket milestones, Scotiabank has been celebrating one of its own – the 15th anniversary of its sponsorship of the Kiddy Cricket program which the Bank began exclusively sponsoring in 2000. In a clear sign that the program is coming of age, five former Kiddy Cricketers took to the field at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground on Monday, as the first test between the West Indies and England got started.

Kemar Roach, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo and Jermaine Blackwood were in the final XI for the West Indies while Barbadian-born bowler Chris Jordan in the England colours made up the quintet that got their start in Kiddy Cricket. Blackwood marked the big occasion with his maiden test century, an unbeaten 112 in the West Indies first innings.

“This is a proud moment for us at Scotiabank and a definite milestone for our Bright Future program” noted Scotiabank’s Regional Marketing Director Heather Goldson. “It’s truly fitting that as we celebrate 15 years of commitment to West Indies cricket, we’re seeing so many of the Kiddy Cricket program’s graduates on our senior squad. It definitely makes us feel proud of our connection and we hope that seeing these players inspires the current generation of Kiddy Cricketers,” said Goldson.

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Scotiabank has been part of the Caribbean for 125 years and has a presence in more than 55 countries around the world. With operations in 25 countries across the Caribbean, Scotiabank has the largest presence of any financial services company in the region. The Bank has more than 10,500 employees, 1024 ABMs and 353 branches, kiosks and other offices in the region, including affiliates.