Global Cricket Corporation (GCC) has announced that Scotiabank will be the regional official sponsor of the ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007, for the Caribbean and North and Central American regions. The ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007 will take place in March and April next year in eight islands in the Caribbean and Guyana.
Said ICC President, Ehsan Mani, “It really is great news that Scotiabank has become a regional official sponsor for next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup. Scotiabank is not only a well-known and trusted regional brand in the Caribbean, but it has also been an excellent supporter of junior cricket in the region. Their support of the ICC Cricket World Cup is a further demonstration of their commitment to the game and we are extremely grateful they have chosen to join the family of ICC’s commercial partners.”
Scotiabank has been involved in the communities of the Caribbean since 1889 when the first Scotiabank branch opened in Kingston, Jamaica. Since that time, the bank has supported a wide range of important local and regional initiatives. Encouraging the sport of cricket in the West Indies plays an integral part to the bank’s aim of building strong relationships with people and communities.
“At Scotiabank, we know that cricket is not just a sport in the Caribbean, but a passion that unites people across the region. That is why we are proud to support the ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007,” said Rick Waugh, President and CEO, Scotiabank. He further said, “Scotiabank has been a part of the Caribbean for over a century and we take pride in fostering cultural initiatives that play an important role in the future development of the region. This partnership with the ICC is part of our ongoing commitment to serving our local communities.”
In addition to this sponsorship, Scotiabank is also the official bank of West Indies Cricket and the exclusive sponsor of Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket.
“GCC is delighted to welcome Scotiabank as a regional sponsor for the ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007,” said Ian Frykberg, Managing Director,GCC. “This partnership demonstrates Scotiabank’s ongoing commitment to the sport and the success of this historic event.”
Digvijay Singh, CEO, Nimbus Sport, said, “Scotiabank is a leader in the banking sector in the Caribbean, and Nimbus is pleased to have played a key role in bringing them into the ICC sponsor family as the regional official sponsor for the ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007.”