Roc Nation Sports Forays Into Cricket With Lungi Ngidi Signing
By Taruka Srivastav | November 18, 2020
Roc Nation Sports has signed the 24-year old South African cricketer Lungi Ngidi.
Cricket South Africa’s 2020 ODI and T20I Cricketer of the Year, Ngidi, is the first cricketer to join the Roc Nation Sports family, and the third South African talent, following the recruitment of Springbok Captain, and Rugby World’s ‘Most Influential Person’, Siya Kolisi, and Top 14 phenomenon, and Rugby World Cup-winner, Cheslin Kolbe.
The fast bowler joins a Roc Nation Sports International family that, in addition to Kolisi and Kolbe, includes the likes of Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace), and Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan). Roc Nation Sports are also the exclusive consulting partner of European footballing powerhouse AC Milan.
Roc Nation Sports will manage all areas of Ngidi’s career, including his on-field contract, effective immediately.
“Lungi is a wonderful, talented, young man. He has the ability and the drive to be the best fast bowler in the world. We are thrilled to be on this journey with him, to achieve all of his goals and objectives on-and-off the field. His compassion, and his dedication to philanthropic work, aligns perfectly with our company values and spirit.
“South Africa is a very important market to Roc Nation and, having spent a lot of time on the continent over the last 12-months, our desire to support development of talent and offer a Global platform for the stories of these incredible athletes to be told has grown 10-fold. The people of South Africa have welcomed us in with open arms and, as a company, we will continue to support the country in whatever way we can,” said Michael Yormark, President of Roc Nation Sports International