New Zealand’s men’s cricket team are going through an extraordinary phase as they sit top of the table in both the ODI and Test rankings. They have a brilliant pace line-up that boasts the likes of Trent Boult and Tim Southee, while skipper Kane Williamson is the pick of the batters in the team.
Let us look at the official sponsors of the governing body of Kiwi cricket – New Zealand Cricket (NZC).
Spark Sport captured the rights to broadcast Kiwi cricket for six years in October 2019. The deal officially got underway after New Zealand’s partnership with Sky Sports came to an end in April 2020.
Pitch International, a brand specialising in the representation of media rights and selling content globally across all media, entered a sponsorship and media rights agreement with NZC in April 2012 which underpinned the financial security of cricket in New Zealand.
ANZ and New Zealand’s partnership in cricket dates back several years, with the banking and financial services company being a major sponsor and the Official Bank of New Zealand Cricket. ANZ also helps local cricket communities with grants, helping the players, fans and teams around the country get everything they need to get to the best version of themselves.
Ford is the Official Vehicle Supplier to New Zealand Cricket since October 2009 and, in 2011, also became the naming rights sponsor of the Ford Trophy, the country’s premier domestic one-day competition.
Accor is the official hotel partner for New Zealand Cricket and has around 43 properties in the country that are designed to suit all lifestyles, desires and needs.
Air New Zealand is New Zealand’s national carrier and delivers more than 17 million customer journeys to, from and across New Zealand every year.
Canterbury of New Zealand signed a deal to become the Official Clothing Sponsor of the Black Caps and the White Ferns in October 2008, with the catchy new team wear making its debut on the Black Caps’ tour to Bangladesh.
Gillette extended its partnership, that started in November 2018, for the 2020/2021 season which saw the shaving brand take on the role of an official partner of the Black Caps, an official partner of the domestic Super Smash series, and the Official National Secondary Schools Partner (Gillette Cup and Gillette Venus Cup).
GG.J. Gardner is a leading real estate firm in New Zealand and an official sponsor of New Zealand Cricket and the New Zealand Cricket Umpires.
Hertz New Zealand is the Official Car Rental Partner of New Zealand Cricket since October 2017 and offers cricket fans 10% off on rentals in New Zealand and Australia.
KFC announced a three-year deal with New Zealand Cricket in November 2020 which saw the fast-food giant become a partner of the Black Caps and the White Ferns as well as the naming rights partner for the T20I series against the West Indies while also being the presenting partner of the Super Smash.
Les Mills, which is an iconic fitness institution encouraging, enhancing and strengthening Kiwis since 1968, is the official fitness partner of the Black Caps.
MediaWorks Radio is the official radio broadcast and digital audio partner of New Zealand Cricket since August 2020.
The Monteith’s Brewery is based in Greymouth on the South Island’s West Coast and is the official beer partner of NZC since November 2018.
Powerade is the official sports drink of the Black Caps and the White Ferns.
Funding Partners – Sport NZ, New Zealand Community Trust, Perry Foundation and Southern Trust are all funding partners of NZC.