Bangalore: Cricket Ireland has unveiled EXCHANGE22 as its ‘Primary Sponsor of the Men’s Senior International Team’ at the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
EXCHANGE22 is an Indian-based, first-of-its-kind sports fantasy App – a virtual sports stock exchange. Founded in 2019, the app’s unique concept is one which players’ shares are traded virtually. The shares can be bought/sold/held as per the wish of the user. On their platform, the user can trade in single or multiple shares and receive returns easily.
The partnership, brokered by Cricket Ireland’s main sponsor ITW Consulting, was unveiled at a virtual press conference today that featured Ireland Men’s captain Andrew Balbirnie and Kevin O’Brien.
The EXCHANGE22 logo will feature on the leading arm of the Ireland Men’s T20 World Cup playing shirt and on the front of the training kit while at the tournament.
Bodhishatta Karfa, Director & Co-Founder of EXCHANGE22, said: “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 in the near future. 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 CI as a sponsor on the jersey of one of the most exciting teams in the WT20 competition. I am looking forward to this exciting journey through this association.”
Warren Deutrom, Chief Executive of Cricket Ireland, said: “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.”