Proteas and New Balance partways ahead of the T20 Cricket World Cup

Cricket South Africa (CSA) have announced their parting of ways with Proteas kit sponsor New Balance ahead of the T20 Cricket World Cup.

Proteas and New Balance partways ahead of the T20 Cricket World Cup

Cricket South Africa (CSA) have announced their parting of ways with Proteas kit sponsor New Balance ahead of the T20 Cricket World Cup. 

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CSA confirmed that the partnership between the Proteas and New Balance is due to expire on the first of October and that it won’t be renewed.

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This effectively means that the Proteas will not be wearing a New Balance kit at the T20 World Cup which takes place next month, with CSA confirming that a new apparel sponsor for both the Women and Men sides will be announced as soon as Thursday. 

CSA comment

“New Balance have been a committed partner to CSA for six years,” commented CSA Acting Chief Executive Pholetsi Moseki, “and we have enjoyed a very happy and fruitful relationship during this period” 

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“Their (New Balance) support has gone right down to grassroots level. I am very happy to announce that they will continue to be involved in cricket through their annual equipment distribution to young cricketers from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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“It is a case of farewell rather than goodbye,” added Mr Moseki.

New Balance comment

Craig Bowen who is the Country Manager for New Balance South Africa, explained the reasons behind parting ways with CSA.

“After consultations with CSA and reviewing current business and strategic imperatives, we, together with CSA, have made the decision to draw our commercial relationship to a close.  New Balance is proud of our contribution to the game during our tenure and hope that our involvement has left a legacy which will continue to support CSA’s vision to make cricket a national sport of winners.”

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“With this in mind and as an acknowledgement of the good relationship we (New Balance) have built with CSA, we remain available to support the transition to the new supplier until March 2022. New Balance will also continue our yearly equipment distribution (together with CSA) to young cricketers from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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“Our hope is thus that cricketers from development to professional levels will continue to receive what they need to grow and perform at the highest level. We wish CSA and the national teams well and thank them for a fruitful partnership.”

Who do you think will be the new Proteas kit sponsor after New Balance? Feel free to comment below. 

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