CBZ Bank extend Zimbabwe ODI cricket team sponsorship

August 15, 2011

CBZ Bank have extended their sponsorship of the Zimbabwe One-Day International team for another year after unveiling a US$250,000 package for the side.

Paul Chimudzi, the CBZ Bank Executive for Corporate Banking, said the deal consolidated their partnership with Zimbabwe Cricket and demonstrated their commitment to developing the game in this country.

CBZ Bank were the officials sponsors of the Zimbabwe team at the ICC World Cup in the Indian sub-continent this year where their brand was taken onto a global scale.

Chimudzi said: “In line with our vision of growth, through continuous improvement and successful partnerships, the continued sponsorship of the Zimbabwe National Cricket team is born out of the desire to enhance the sport to high levels of professionalism.

“Our involvement with development of cricket in Zimbabwe started in 2010 where CBZ Bank was the official sponsor of the Zimbabwe national cricket team. The bank entered into a 14-month partnership with Zimbabwe Cricket leading to the 2011 World Cup. Today’s event, therefore marks our continued commitment to developing talent, competition and providing entertainment to all Zimbabweans through cricket.

“Through the ODI national team sponsorship, we as the people’s Bank have been offered an opportunity to uphold a positive presence and impact in the communities that we serve. As such it is my privilege and honour to unveil the CBZ bank sponsorship package for the ODI national team July 2011 to July 2012 edition to the tune of US$250 000.

“The ODI matches under this period include the following potentially exciting tours Bangladesh tour, Pakistan tour and New Zealand tour.”

Zimbabwe Cricket Deputy Managing Director, Wilfred Mukondiwa, said: “We are excited to note that CBZ has considered renewing its commitment to the national team and cricket in Zimbabwe as this will not only benefit the current generation but inspire more legions of young future stars to come. We are proud of our players and technical staff for what they have done for cricket in Zimbabwe.

“It’s their continuing long laborious hours and work ethic that inspire all of us the most, not many people realise the amount of devotion that inspire all of us the most, not many people realise the amount of devotion that these men and women give on a daily basis, let alone the immeasurable sacrifices for the nation.”