WICB signs three-year Super50 deal
ST JOHN’S – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) says it has signed a three-year deal with regional insurance company NAGICO as the new title sponsor for the Regional Super50 One-Day cricket tournament.
The event is the WICB’s marquee limited-overs tournament and will be known as the NAGICO Super50.
The winning team will take home the Clive Lloyd Trophy – named in honour of the legendary former West Indies captain.
“NAGICO is a strong and respected brand and they have demonstrated their passion and love of the game by sponsoring this important event in the WICB calendar,” said Michael Muirhead, CEO of WICB.
“The 2014 NAGICO Super50 will be crucial for the players as we look ahead to the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup – a tournament we believe our team can win.”
The 2014 event will feature eight teams – Barbados, Combined Campuses & Colleges, Guyana, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, Windward Islands and Ireland.
The tournament will be televised live throughout the Caribbean on ESPN. Matches will be played from January 30 to February 16 in Trinidad and Tobago and there will be day/night fixtures.
“We are very excited to partner with WICB in the NAGICO Super50 format and thus support West Indies cricket as we have been doing for many years on a smaller scale,”said NAGICO Group CEO, Imran McSood Amjad.
“Personally, I eat, drink and sleep cricket so to reach a sponsorship deal is even more satisfying. I look forward to an amazing tournament and will definitely be in Trinidad to hand out the Clive Lloyd Trophy to the winning team”.
The WICB says schedule and fixtures will be released soon. (CMC)