Cricket South Africa has announced a partnership with one of the country’s leading national telecommunication providers BitCo Telecoms.
The telecommunications provider, renowned for its business fibre internet, wireless internet and VoIP (voice over internet protocol) services throughout South Africa, BitCo Telecoms has been named as Cricket South Africa and the Proteas official Internet Service Provider for the next five years.
Announcing the sponsorship deal in Johannesburg, CSA’s Acting Chief Executive Dr Jacques Faul said the deal was unique as the BitCo partnership will be providing Fibre Internet and VoIP services to all sixteen Cricket stadiums across the country as well as the CSA’s headquarters in Melrose, Johannesburg, and The Centre of Excellence in Hatfield, Pretoria.
“We are proud to be partnering with BitCo and also proud of their capability to meet CSA’s requirements and those of our members. The service has been in full operation for some time now and it has already met our capacity. We look forward to many more successes and to continue receiving superior and unparalleled service from our partner, BitCo,” said Dr Faul.
This is BitCo’s first major national sport sponsorship. BitCo’s Marketing Manager, Greg Sellars says, “We are proud to be the first official Internet Service Provider to CSA and the Proteas. It is a privilege to be one of their providers and form part of one of South Africa’s established and most loved sports.”
The deal comes as a welcome respite for CSA, which has lost its lead sponsor Standard Bank last month.
CSA is reportedly also engaged in advanced level talks for the team title sponsorship. However, the deal is delay due to global COVID-19 pandemic.