NIC Bank has renewed its official sponsorship of the annual NIC Cup Cricket Tournament by presenting the Coast Cricket Association with a cheque of Ksh2,430,000 million.
This is the Bank’s second year as the official sponsor for the tournament dubbed, the NIC Cup T20 Challenge.
The annual tourney brings together cricket teams in Mombasa, including professional players and cricket enthusiasts. The event will be played every Sunday from March 6 until May 22 2016, excluding the Easter weekend and Labour Day, at Mombasa Sports Club and Coast Gymkhana.
“NIC Bank is increasing its footprint in the counties and we are keen to support this tourney that brings the community together,” said NIC Bank Treasury Director, Sankul Mandavia during the cocktail launch in Mombasa.
“We are proud of what this tournament was able to achieve in the first year and are pleased to be back again this year. NIC Bank has been in Mombasa for decades and continues to invest in this market by rolling out our innovative products and services.”
Coast Cricket Association Chairman, Mr. Sanjay Patel said; “We are pleased NIC Bank is sponsoring this event for the second year. This is a key sporting event in the annual cricket calendar as it aims at promoting and encouraging sports in Mombasa as well as providing a platform for young players to showcase their prowess in the sport.”
Mombasa Sports Club, Coast Gymkhana, Shree Cutchi Leva, Mombasa Simba Union, Burhani Sports Club, Jaffery Sports Club, Memon Sports Club and Mombasa Heat are amongst the teams which have already confirmed participation this year. Last year Mombasa Sports Club were crowned champions of the tournament.
NIC Bank sponsorship will cover the officiating fees, the awards, advertising costs as well as the official tourney gala dinner that will be held after the finals at the end of the two month tourney.