Insurer Momentum to sponsor South Africa Women’s National Cricket Team

Insurer Momentum will now be officially sponsoring South Africa Women’s National Cricket Team. Momentum has bagged a four year deal for the national team. It starts immediately and will be running till the 2023-24 season. The national side will be recognized as ”Momentum Proteas”.

Momentum head of sponsorship Carel Bosman said: “Support for the Momentum Proteas falls in line with Momentum’s ever-growing support of women in South Africa, as previously demonstrated by our support for the GSport Awards.”

 

South Africa Women's Cricket team
South Africa Women’s Cricket team. Pic Credits: ICC

 

Cricket South Africa acting chief executive Dr. Jacques Faul believes this deal will help disregard the gender disparity across sporting structures.“We remain committed to achieving gender parity across all our structures and particularly at the top level of professional sport. We have made good strides in making our Momentum Proteas a truly professional outfit and this is reflected in the number of our senior players who have proved themselves to be among the best in the world and to live their dream of following their chosen profession. There is still a long way to go to put women’s sport on a par with the men but the support of Momentum has given a huge boost to this journey we are determined to undertake.”

Proteas team is currently touring New Zealand as part of its preparation for this year’s ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia.

Faul said: “I am sure our new partnership with Momentum will inspire them to produce something special at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup which is their next major assignment. We are truly grateful to Momentum for their wonderful support of South African cricket.”

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WARM-UP MATCH SCHEDULE:

16 February 2020 – South Africa women V/S Sri Lanka Women: Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide, South Africa

18 February 2020South Africa women V/S Australia Women: Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide, South Africa

WORLD CUP MATCH SCHEDULE:

Feb 23, Sun
England Women vs South Africa Women, 4th Match, Group B
W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth: 4:30 PM

Feb 28, Fri
South Africa Women vs Thailand Women, 11th Match, Group B
Manuka Oval, Canberra: 8:30 AM

Mar 01, Sun
South Africa Women vs Pakistan Women, 15th Match, Group B
Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney: 8:30 AM

Mar 03, Tue
West Indies Women vs South Africa Women, 20th Match, Group B
Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney: 1:30 PM

Mar 05, Thu
TBC vs TBC, Semi-Final 1 (A1 v B2)
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney: 8:30 AM

TBC vs TBC, Semi-Final 2 (B1 v A2)
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney: 1:30 PM

Mar 08, Sun
TBC vs TBC, Final
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne: 1:30 PM

Source: Sport business

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