Betway has come to the rescue of Cricket South Africa after becoming the lead sponsor of its One Day International (ODI), T20 and Test Series teams.
Securing a three-year sponsorship arrangement, Betway will replace Standard Bank, who in April triggered a contract break clause terminating its partnership with Cricket South Africa.
Standard Bank chose to break its contract with Cricket South Africa following the suspension of CEO Thabang Moroe on charges of corruption.
Betway takes lead sponsorship of South African cricket teams despite the sport’s calendar being disrupted outright by global Coronavirus pandemic, in which Cricket South Africa holds no indication when its national team schedule will return to action.
The bookmaker holds a prior affiliation with South African cricket having sponsored the inaugural Mzansi Super League T20 competition in 2018, a sponsorship Betway would renew this year.
Confirming Betway as new team sponsor, Cricket South Africa Commercial Kugandrie Govender said: “It is pleasing to have a mutually beneficial relationship with an organisation of integrity that will contribute towards the game of cricket in this country while we deliver on their objectives.
“We are thrilled that in these challenging times‚ Betway reciprocates the belief in us that we have in them.”