The international Cricket Council (ICC), today announced a global partnership with Aramco, one of the world’s leading integrated energy and chemical companies.
The partnership will consist of Aramco’s sponsorship of all leading men’s and women’s ICC events scheduled until the end of 2023, including the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa, the ICC World Test Championship Final in the UK, and the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in India.
It will link Aramco with a worldwide cricket audience of nearly one billion cricket fans, as the company expands its mission to provide affordable, dependable, and more sustainable energy to customers all over the world.
The partnership is rooted in both organizations’ desire for excellence, and Aramco has been given naming rights for ICC Player of the Match awards, which commemorates the best performances throughout each event.
It also mirrors a shared concentration on sustainability and innovation, as the ICC moves towards making cricket a more sustainable sport. Aramco recycling machines will be installed across all seven match venues in Australia for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup later this month. Plastic waste recycled from these machines will be turned into clothing for future ICC events.
“We are happy to welcome Aramco into the family of ICC global partners. Our shared dedication to excellence is the foundation of the partnership and we are looking forward to working with Aramco on our top men’s and women’s events through to the end of 2023.” said ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice.
Talal Al-Marri, Aramco Global Public Affairs General Manager said, “This represents a notable addition to our network of global partnerships and we are pleased to join forces with the ICC. Excellence is one of our main values and this is mirrored in our support of cricket at the top level. It is a sport that demands high levels of concentration, teamwork, discipline, integrity, and ability – and these are all qualities that we value highly at Aramco.”