Dublin-based IT services company Test Triangle has been unveiled as the new title sponsor for Cricket Ireland’s 2019 and 2020 Inter-Provincial Series.
The company employs 200 staff and provides IT consultancy and support services to a range of industries, including Banking and Finance, Healthcare, Retail, IT and Education.
The Test Triangle Inter-Provincial Series is the peak domestic men’s cricket competition in Ireland, featuring three provincial sides in all formats – Leinster Lightning, Northern Knights and the North West Warriors.
The Munster Reds compete in the T20 fixtures within the Series as they continue their development.
Leinster Lightning had been the dominant force in all formats since the Series was revitalised in 2013, but last year saw the North West Warriors claim the Championship for the first time, ending the Lightning’s five-year grip on the trophy.
This year the competition will feature most of the Irish senior men’s squad, with Gary Wilson and Barry McCarthy set to make their first appearances in the competition.
The first 50-over match in the series will see Leinster Lightning take on the North West Warriors later today at the La Manga Club in Spain.
“Irish cricket continues to make great strides in its development on the international stage, and on the domestic front interest and participation has never been greater,” said Praveen Madire, CEO of Test Triangle.
“Essential to this continued growth is a First-class competition and Test Triangle are very proud to support this through our sponsorship of the 2019 Inter-Provincial Series.”
“Cricket Ireland is delighted to have Test Triangle on board as the new title sponsors of the Inter-Provincial Series for the next two years,” added Dennis Cousins, Commercial Director of Cricket Ireland.
“Test Triangle recently joined as our official IT Partners but have now deepened their commitment to Irish cricket after a very short period, which we’re grateful to Praveen Madire and his team for.”
“In a short period of time, Test Triangle have already built up a very impressive portfolio of blue-chip clients, and like Cricket Ireland, the company is ambitious, progressive, working to grow their global footprint and not afraid to take risks along the way. We believe these shared values will enable this partnership to grow from strength to strength.”
The Ireland Men’s Team take on England in the first major match of the season on the international front in Malahide on Friday, May 3rd.