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Cricket Ireland have signed a 10-year, multi-million euro sponsorship deal with Shapoorji Pallonji Group, who are an Indian conglomerate.
The Shapoorji Pallonji Group is owned by the Mistry family, who are originally from Ireland, but have now settled in India.
The group will be Ireland’s “official partner” and the country’s academy will now be known as the Shapoorji Pallonji Cricket Ireland Academy.
Cricket Ireland CEO Warren Deutrom was ecstatic to have signed a major sponsorship deal, and said: “The development of our next generation of international cricketers in the national academy is one of our most important tasks, and requires significant investment, understanding and an ability to take the long view.
“In the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, we are immensely proud to have found the perfect partner to share that vision, and help us mould our nation’s cricketing future for at least the next 10 years.”