Cricket Approves Sponsorship Change, Delays Decision on World Cup

The International Cricket Council has approved a relaxation of rules on apparel logos for the next 12 months.

A logo, not exceeding 32 square inches in size, may now be placed on the chest of the international teams test match shirts and sweaters in addition to the three other logos currently permitted.

As of now, logos on chests are only allowed in ODIs and T20Is which is where the Irish team has been strongest but the new regulations are intended to help national bodies offer something extra to sponsors at a time when visibility is significantly reduced.

Turkish Airlines have been the principal supporters of Irish cricket since 2017 and the deal was extended last year to run through to 2021.

The ICC has delayed a decision on the Finals of the T20 World Cup due to be staged in Australia towards the end of this year.

With crowds returning to Rugby matches in Australia and New Zealand there appears to be some hope that the bounce back to a more normal staging of the tournament will be possible sooner than had been feared.

Preparations to stage the tournament, where Ireland will play against Sri Lanka, Oman and Papua New Guinea between the 18th and 22nd of October are continuing and the matter will be reviewed over the next month.

Ireland’s mens team are hopeful of a return to action against England in Southampton for three One day International starting on July 30th. Those matches would almost certainly be behind closed doors but televised live on Sky Sports around the world.

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