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Mehta Group unveils Cricket Cranes sponsorship deal

By Kasozi Balikuddembe

Added 15th May 2017 11:53 AM

Mehta’s involvement in Ugandan Cricket is nothing new.

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Mehta Group officials and Uganda Cricket Asoociation bosses sign deal in Lugazi. PHOTOS: Johnson Were

Mehta’s involvement in Ugandan Cricket is nothing new.

ICC World Cricket League Div 3

May 23-30

Participating teams: USA, Canada, Oman, Malaysia, Singapore, Uganda

Uganda's Fixtures

23 May

Uganda v Canada- Lugogo

24 May

Uganda v Singapore-Entebbe

26 May

Uganda v Oman-Kyambogo

27 May

Uganda v Malaysia

29 May

Uganda v USA

It goes with no doubt that good facilitation triggers more fire among players in any kind of sport.

Now, as the Cricket Cranes  set out for glory in the fast approaching ICC World Cricket League Division 3, here in the country, Mehta Group has offered Sh45m towards the team, a reprieve that has been received with a smile by the UCA Saturday at Lugazi, the home of Mehta Group in Uganda.

The players can now take a huge sigh since this offer partly translates that their allowances are assured and other logistics ahead of the highly anticipated first class cricket international event with a top two finish facilitating a move to ICC World Cricket League Division 2 from where they can qualify to play in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers.

 The Metha Group pause for a Photo with the Cricket Cranes. PHOTO: Johnson Were

“It is quite a relief for us. Part of the sponsorship would partly cover   players and officials allowances, team logistics, kit among other things” said UCA CEO Justine Ligyalingi

The offer in the furtherance would also cater for branding with the Cricket Cranes set to have a new designed kit that they will use in the event. Of the sponsorship, Sh22m will directly be offered in cash as the remainder would come in form of logistics and branding.

Mehta Group staff and retired national cricketers (Abagurusi) lining up for a game

“We felt that there was a role to be played outside the UCA and players. So this is how we have contributed to the cause. We want the Boys to make us proud” said Senthil Kumar, the General Manager sales and marketing SCOUL, a subsidiary of Mehta Group in Uganda.

 Mehta Group cricketers pose for a group photo

Mehta’s involvement in Ugandan Cricket is nothing new. They have since supported the Ugandan sides in the East Africa Premier league, the Women’s National team and  Mehta T20 Cup, among others since the year 2012.

The headstrong company further pledged to support UCA’s other programs with the Women cricketers appealing for more help.

 

 

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