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UCA unveils Kansai Plascon as Uganda Cricket Cranes main sponsors

David GOMBE

UGX240M – Total two year sponsorship
UGX140M – Total cash commitment for two years
UGX70M – Total cash per year

Non-cash commitment
UGX100M – Total two year activation commitment
UGX50M – Annual activation commitment

The Uganda Cricket Association and Kansai Plascon Uganda have inked a partnership deal that earmarks the latter as the main sponsors of the national side. The two year sponsorship worth UGX240M has been unveiled by both parties today at Cricket Oval.

Kansai Plascon paints Uganda Cricket Cranes

The UCA CEO Martin Ondeko noted that the package is a timely boost given the team’s hectic schedule this year with the Tour of Namibia just round the corner, beginning April 6–13th, the World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe July 8-18th among other major tournaments.

“Today is a great day for Uganda Sports in general and Cricket to be specific. Securing a major sponsor of the calibre of Plascon Uganda is not easy especially considering the battering global economies have suffered for the past two years. Many companies closed shop, few are barely breaking even and even fewer are willing to offer any support of any kind. So this partnership is a call to even more responsibility. We must up our game in all aspects so Plascon can leverage off the great results.” noted Mr. Ondeko.

He added that;

“I am particularly overjoyed because this year we have quite a tough schedule ahead of us. On Monday the team will be heading out for the tour of Namibia, we have World Cup qualifiers in July, the Pearl of Africa series, the Tour of Nigeria among other activities. So this partnership lightens the financial load of participating in all these tournaments.”

Speaking about the partnership the Plascon MD Santosh Gumte noted that;

“At Plascon we celebrate colour in all aspects of our consumers’ lives. But that’s not merely a marketing mantra. It’s our DNA.”

“It’s the compass that guides everything we do. Colour is more than just paint; It’s about adding value, joy and beauty to our everyday life, in the things that we do. This sponsorship is a continuation of that commitment.”

“We appreciate the role of sports development in our lives, providing employment, international accolades galvanising people from all walks of life. The passion and camaraderie at the games epitomizes what Plascon stands for; the colour we strive to bring to everyone’s world. We wish our national team the very best going forward. They can go out there knowing that Plascon’s support is guaranteed. We will also look at development initiatives for the players off the field including internships, trainings, business workshops to help them have more productive lives,” said Mr. Gumte.

Kansai Plascon MD Gumte

With the tour of Namibia looming, the national team will not be short on motivation.

Calendar:

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

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