On September 30, Cricket Ireland revealed their new T20 World Cup 2021 jersey and announced Exchange22 as their primary sponsor for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021.
Meanwhile, EXCHANGE22 is an Indian-based sports fantasy App – a virtual sports stock exchange. It was founded in 2019 and it has a different concept where players’ shares are traded virtually. The shares can be bought/sold/held as per the wish of the user. Also, the users are allowed to trade in single or multiple shares and receive returns.
Notably, the partnership, brokered by Cricket Ireland’s main sponsor ITW Consulting, was uncovered at a virtual press conference and Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie and Kevin O’Brien were also present in that press conference.
Meanwhile, the logo of Exchange22 is all set to feature on the leading arm of Ireland’s T20 World Cup playing shirt and the front part of the training kit.
Bodhishatta Karfa, Director & Co-Founder of EXCHANGE22, asserted:
“The whole team at EXCHANGE22 feels highly honoured to be the sponsor of Ireland at the Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. It’s quite joyful to state that the performance shown by the Ireland team in the recent past is appreciable and clearly reflects their commitment to the game. In the same way, EXCHANGE22 also believes in serving its users with full dedication, and it is this sincere approach that makes EXCHANGE22 and Ireland a splendid combination.”
“Also, our sincere gratitude to team ITW for putting their efforts into making this collaboration successful. We believe in uplifting the spirit of the game and look forward to many more collaborations of this kind shortly. We wish the Irish team the best of luck for their performance and hope to see some awesome cricket moments from them.”
Bhairav Shanth, Co-founder, ITW Consulting Pvt. Ltd., said:
“We have always believed in global cricket’s tremendous potential beyond the major cricket playing countries and it’s reflected in our fruitful partnership with Cricket Ireland that kicked off in 2020. It’s a thrill to see EXCHANGE22 join Cricket Ireland as a sponsor on the jersey of one of the most exciting teams in the T20 World Cup. I am looking forward to this exciting journey through this association.”
Warren Deutrom, Chief Executive of Cricket Ireland, stated:
“A sincere thank you to the teams at EXCHANGE22 and ITW Consulting for bringing this partnership together ahead of such an important tournament. The value of partnerships like this one goes far beyond just the immediate support for the team, but helps Cricket Ireland support the grassroots and performance structures that underpin the sport across Ireland – in turn creating the next generation of Irish internationals.”
Ireland Squad For T20 World Cup 2021:
The Irish team will be commencing their T20 World Cup 2021 journey on 18 October with a match against Netherland at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Graham Kennedy, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Kevin O’Brien, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young. Head Coach: Graham Ford