Last year, Ireland cricket was given a multi-million Euro boost thanks to a 10-year sponsorship deal with Indian conglomerate Shapoorji Pallonji Group. The multinational Indian conglomerate is investing in the future of Irish cricket and has also taken up naming rights for the Cricket Ireland Academy which are known as the ‘Shapoorji Pallonji Cricket Ireland Academy’.
In addition to holding the naming rights to the Cricket Ireland Academy, Pallonji has also become an official partner to Cricket Ireland. The multi-national company is owned by the Mistry family – who are an Irish family based in Mumbai in India. Shapoorji Pallonji is a diversified business group based in India.
In his message on the occasion, Mr. Shapoor Mistry, Chairman, Shapoorji Pallonji Group of Companies said that as Irish citizens, he feels this is a small contribution as a token of gratitude towards Ireland. The development of the academy is helping Irish cricket create a pipeline of world class cricketers. He has urged the students of the academy to work hard to take Irish Cricket to the next level of International cricket.
The aim of the Academy is to identify and support the most talented young male and female players in the country, and provide them with a bespoke world-class player development programme in order to have the best possible chance of success on the international stage.
The lucrative multi-million euro deal is for an initial period of ten years and will ensure that Ireland keep producing cricketers to perform on the world stage.