Jersey Cricket has announced a major new Principal Sponsor deal with Brooks Macdonald International.
The two-year agreement will encompass support for all senior domestic leagues and competitions as well as the men’s and women’s national sides. In addition to the fiercely competitive inter-insulars, the sponsorship will support a number of international tournaments planned to take place this year, including a Women’s international series in Italy, the Under 19s World Cup Qualifiers in Scotland, and the Men’s World Cup Qualifying Pathway competition hosted at home in Jersey.
Brooks Macdonald International will also play an active role in supporting Jersey Cricket’s drive to grow and develop women’s cricket on the island.
Coming into play just days before the start of the new cricket season this weekend, the agreement follows the recent significant announcement about the restructuring of Jersey Cricket as an organisation and the introduction of a new governance model to support ongoing growth and development of the sport on the island.
Commenting on the new headline sponsorship, recently appointed Chairman of Jersey Cricket, John Harris said: “This is a major new partnership with a firm that has a fantastic track record and shown real commitment to supporting cricket, including through their long-term sponsorship of Middlesex County Cricket Club.
“With our own new organisational structure in place and with Brooks Macdonald International now firmly behind us, this is an extremely exciting and positive time for cricket in Jersey as we look to maintain our momentum both at home and on the international stage and take cricket to the next level – a vision that includes World Cup qualification in the next five years. Jersey Cricket is extremely grateful for Brooks Macdonald’s interest in supporting the game here and we are delighted to have them as our partners”.
Andrew Shepherd, CEO of Brooks Macdonald International, said: “We are delighted to become the new Principal Sponsor for cricket in Jersey, a sponsorship that allows us to support an organisation and a sport that share our core values of ambition, collaboration and respect. At Brooks Macdonald, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we work.
“As Jersey Cricket goes from strength to strength, we are pleased to play our part in helping Jersey to build its international reputation and deliver the benefits of cricket in the local community. We look forward to a long and successful partnership and to supporting the players and staff of Jersey Cricket”.