New Zealand Cricket Commercial Partners
Major Sponsor and Official Bank of New Zealand Cricket including the ANZ International Series
We are proud to support New Zealand’s favourite summer game.
ANZ has had a long association with cricket in New Zealand and we understand that cricket fans come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, all with differing needs. ANZ Cricket World is the online hub for all of our activity, providing New Zealand’s cricket community more from the game they love.
The ANZ International Series covers all international men's matches played in New Zealand and includes the ANZ T20 Series, ANZ ODI Series and the ANZ Test Series.anz.co.nz
Team Sponsor of the BLACKCAPS, White Ferns, New Zealand A and Under 19’s; Official Sponsor of the Ford Trophy; Official Vehicle Supplier to New Zealand Cricket
Ford has been the Official Vehicle Supplier to New Zealand Cricket since 2009 and, since 2011, also the naming rights sponsor of the Ford Trophy, the country’s premier domestic one-day competition. In 2014 Ford strengthened their partnership with NZC even further by becoming the team sponsor of both the BLACKCAPS and White Ferns. In addition to this, Ford also sponsor the New Zealand A and Under 19 teams.
Ford is delighted to support New Zealand’s most popular summer sport, helping to creating opportunities for cricketers at all levels. We’re proud to have our vehicles as the driving force behind the BLACKCAPS and White Ferns.
New Zealand Post
Major Sponsor of the ActivePost National Schools ProgrammeAt New Zealand Post we’re excited to be the sponsor of New Zealand Cricket’s National Schools Programme; helping to develop the next generation of cricketers. Cricket has been part of the Kiwi way of life for generations - making this alliance a perfect fit for New Zealand Post, which has over 170 years of service to New Zealand communities.
The National Schools Cricket Programme, which includes successful programmes like Kiwi Cricket and Have-a-Go Cricket, is now a partner of New Zealand Post’s ‘ActivePost’ programme, which focuses on encouraging Kiwis (especially the younger generation) to try out sports and other physical activities.
Official sponsor of the domestic Twenty20 competition, known as the Georgie Pie Super SmashPart of New Zealand’s popular culture, Georgie Pie made a long awaited return in 2013. Available at McDonald’s restaurants around the country, Georgie Pie has quickly become a favourite once again for pie aficionados.
Official Broadcast Partner
Sky Television is NZ Cricket’s Official Broadcast Partner with rights to show all home international and domestic cricket. Sky also provide coverage of the majority of the BLACKCAPS overseas fixtures.
SKY Television (SKY), broadcasting via both UHF and DBS is New Zealand’s pre-eminent Pay TV operator, offering a wide range of sports, movies, music, on-demand and general content across more than 100+ channels. SKY’s channel line-up includes 7 sports channels, 5 movie channels, 7 general entertainment channels, 5 documentary channels, 5 news channels, 4 children’s channels, as well as other niche channels. Its digital satellite service launched in December 1998 and as at 30 June 2012, SKY had 846,931 subscribers.
Official Beer of NZC
Tui is proud to sponsor the fun around New Zealand’s most popular summer sport, played in backyards, beaches, driveways, fields and stadiums throughout New Zealand. From the backyard to the BLACKCAPS Tui can be counted on to ensure there are always a few refreshing ‘Oranges’ on hand at the end of play. New Zealand cricket fans can look forward to a great summer of cricket spiced up with plenty of banter as Tui and New Zealand Cricket look to add a bit more entertainment to any cricket occasion.
International Broadcast Partner
Pitch International is proud to be the International Broadcast Partner of New Zealand Cricket and International Commercial Agency. Pitch looks forward to developing our partnership to help build and promote New Zealand Cricket and the BLACKCAPS to broadcasters and brands around the world.
Canterbury of New Zealand
Official Clothing Sponsor of BLACKCAPS and White Ferns
Canterbury of New Zealand became Official Clothing Sponsor of BLACKCAPS and White Ferns in 2008 with the striking new team wear making its first appearance on the BLACKCAPS tour to Bangladesh.
Founded in 1904 the company has become synonymous with the supply of rugby kit and supplied the All Blacks for over 75 years. The company has grown into a multi national supplier of team and training wear for a multitude of sports and produces a full range of training and active leisure wear.
Budget Car and Truck Rental
Official Rental Vehicle partner of NZ Cricket, and Principal Sponsor of the Plunket Shield Competition.
Budget has a long standing partnership with New Zealand Cricket, and in 2014 took that association to the next level by becoming the official Rental Vehicle provider to NZ Cricket. With New Zealand’s largest range of rental vehicles, including trucks, utes and vans, and over 40 locations nationwide, Budget is the ideal partner to help Cricketers, Officials, and NZ Cricket staff get to their destination safely, in New Zealand and abroad.
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Official sponsor for umpires
Kiwis’ favourite summer sport officials can feel confident when making the tough calls on the pitch this season now that Specsavers is behind them.
With intense pressure on cricket umpires to keep their eye on the ball, Specsavers are ensuring they are vision-ready for this season’s domestic competitions including the HRV Cup and Plunket Shield, claiming sponsorship for New Zealand’s domestic umpires.
Managing Director for Specsavers New Zealand, Graeme Edmond, said he is proud to be in partnership with New Zealand Cricket, an organisation for which eye health is so important.
“Getting behind our New Zealand umpires this season is a fantastic way to show how eyecare can make a real difference and lift performance in the sporting arena, as well as everyday life,” said Mr Edmond.
Gillette has been involved with New Zealand Cricket for many years through their sponsorship of the Gillette Cup – the National Secondary Schools Boys' Competition. The tournament has been the breeding ground for many First Class and International players since its inception in 1990.
There are currently 68 players who have played in the Gillette Cup national finals tournament that have gone on and played first class cricket, of these 12 have become Black Caps. Examples of some of the latter include: Jamie How, Jacob Oram, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum, James Marshall, Scott Styris, Mathew Bell, Mathew Sinclair and Tim Southee.
Official hotel supplier for NZC
Accor, one of the world's leading hotel operators is present in 92 countries with more than 3,500 hotels and 440,000 rooms.
Having opened their first New Zealand hotel nearly 20 years ago, Accor now has 29 hotels in 10 stunning NZ locations covering all the major destinations. Their broad portfolio of hotel brands spans from luxury to budget and includes Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Quay West, The Sebel, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Mercure, Ibis, Ibis Styles and Ibis Budget. All of which are bookable through www.accorhotels.com.
Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand is committed to being at the heart of every New Zealand journey. We want those coming to New Zealand to experience a unique style of travelling that starts well before they are welcomed aboard.
Air New Zealand wants to leave an indelible impression of New Zealand’s spirit and values on travellers going out to the wider world. Within our own borders, we are determined to be the travel option that New Zealanders and visitors recognise as the most convenient and iconic way to see our country.
Air New Zealand has a central role to play in travel in, out or around this country of ours. Air New Zealand is pivotal to the continuing development of New Zealand tourism. The experience of flying with us is and will remain as Kiwi as it gets.
New Zealand Media and Entertainment or NZME. is New Zealand’s premier integrated media company, with a portfolio of market-leading newspaper, radio, digital and magazine titles. NZME.’s radio platform, including leading stations Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport, operates in 27 regions around New Zealand allowing New Zealand Cricket to reach as many kiwis as possible and deliver the game via full broadcast coverage.
The introduction of iHeartRadio into the NZME. radio portfolio in 2013 means kiwis can access their favourite stations, like Radio Sport, Radio Hauraki, ZM, The Hits and Coast, anywhere and anytime via the web or their smartphone. In addition to an extensive list of radio stations, iHeartRadio users can create unique stations based on their favourite songs and artists – all for free! iHeartRadio is also the home of the Alternative Commentary Collective, a team of cricket enthusiasts and personalities who bring a very different angle to cricket commentary.
Official Gym of the BLACKCAPS and White Ferns
Cityfitness strives to make New Zealand the healthiest nation in the world - there are currently 21 Cityfitness clubs across the country. Between state-of-the-art facilities, results-focused programmes, and digital tools such as Cityfitness Virtuagym, Cityfitness has something for everyone to advance in their health and fitness journey.
Siliconcoach is proud to be a Technology Supplier to New Zealand Cricket. Siliconcoach has worked closely with New Zealand Cricket at a Community and High Performance level for a number of years. Most recently we have been pleased to be involved in the development of NZC Live.
NZC Live has been created by New Zealand Cricket to support the varying development and performance requirements of the New Zealand Cricket Coaches Programme.
Official Cricket Partner
Vintage Cricket provides the chance for teams, players, umpires and supporters to enjoy International fixtures against teams from all over the cricketing world in some of the great cricketing destinations.
Commenced in 2001, the Vintage Cricket movement is designed by mature cricketers for the enjoyment of mature cricketers. To date Vintage Cricket Carnivals have been played in Adelaide (2003), Perth (2005), Barbados (2006), Rotorua (2007), Los Angeles (2007), Stratford-upon-Avon (2008), Cape Town, South Africa (2010) and Wellington, New Zealand 2012 is now in the planning.
New Zealand Cricket is delighted to work with a number of Funding Partners who provide invaluable resource to encourage the continued growth of cricket in this country.
Funding is directed to a variety of projects from grass roots level up, ensuring as many Kiwi cricketers as possible have an opportunity to enjoy the game. Without their continued support much of this work would not be possible and New Zealand Cricket would like to express our sincere thanks to each of them.
Sport NZ – Funding Partner
Perry Foundation – Funding Partner
Southern Trust – Funding Partner