Leading Paints Company Kansai Plascon has added a new layer to Uganda National men’s Cricket team, the Cricket Cranes.
The National senior side has received a Sh240m (140m in cash) in a huge partnership deal unveiled to the press on Thursday at Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala.
The two-year deal will see Cricket Cranes receive Sh70m in cash and from Kansai yearly for the next two years.
“This is a huge moment,” started an excited Uganda Cricket Cranes CEO Martin Ondeko.
“Entering a partnership with a company in a calibre of Plascon is a big milestone. I have never seen such a huge launch, I want to thank Kansai Plascon and I would like to assure you that Uganda Cricket will not let you down.
“This is timely, it comes at a time when we are chasing our vision to achieve international excellency. The National team is on the brink of 2023 World Cup qualification. I hope this is the first of many deals to come.”
National Council of Sports General Secretary David Katende assured Plascon that Cricket will “take you many miles” in getting the right mileage before Congratulating UCA.
“I have been following Cricket and the national team is doing well,” said Plascon Managing Director Santosh Gumte.
“We come on board with not only money but Development programs to see how to improve players lives on and off the pitch.
“We are engaging in many CSR activities, we are supporting Football, Rugby among others. We are looking at supporting Women Netball team because Sports is quite an important aspect in life, a tool of employment and entertainment. We want to put some colour in people’s Lives.”
This is the latest deal for Cricket Cranes who in the past had Shell, Multichoice among others.
Breakdown of the sponsorship
UGX240M – Total two year sponsorship
UGX140M – Total cash commitment for two years
UGX70M – Total cash per year
UGX100M – Total two year activation commitment
UGX50M – Annual activation commitment
•April 6 – 13: Tour of Namibia
•June 14 – 28: Host Challenge League
•July 8 – 18: World Cup Qualifiers, Zimbabwe
•July 28 – 12 Aug: Challenge B in Jersey
•September: Pearl Of Africa Series
•October: T20 World Cup, Australia
•November : Tour of Nigeria