Due to the downturn and uncertainty in the global aviation sector, Turkish Airlines – International Men’s team sponsor of Cricket Ireland since 2017 – has made a decision to end its existing partnership with Cricket Ireland six months early.
But the good news is that Irish Cricket has got little breather as they get ready for the 3 match series against the England team. The Indian gaming company Mobile Premier League (MPL) & Skoda will be jersey sponsors for the forthcoming short tour of England.
Turkish Airlines moves out as Jersey partner of Cricket Ireland
Turkish Airlines has been long term partner for the Cricket Ireland. But due to the economic downturn they decided to move out. Though according to the Irish Cricket board the leading airline company will still the the official airline partner of the Ireland team.
Mr Hasan Mutlu, Ireland Country Manager for Turkish Airlines, said:
“During these challenging times, we have had to make some hard decisions. The downturn in the industry with the restrictions put in place by local authorities have seen us cut our flights globally like all the other carriers. We believe that we will get over these unprecedented times and see the sunny days again in the very near future.”
“From Day One the partnership of Turkish Airlines and Cricket Ireland has been the perfect match. We have had the privilege of sharing some amazing times. Seeing Ireland play their first men’s Test match against Pakistan in Malahide in 2018, and to be part of the Test at Lord’s in 2019. We are truly sorry to be dropping off as the senior men’s sponsors but on the other hand delighted be continuing our partnership with Cricket Ireland as their Official Airline Partner. I would like to thank the entire Cricket Ireland family for their cooperation and support.”
Dennis Cousins, Commercial Director for Cricket Ireland, said:
“I think every Irish cricket fan will understand that it has been a tough period for the world’s airlines, but it is both a tribute to Turkish Airlines and an endorsement for the Cricket Ireland brand that we have been able to maintain a relationship through the new partnership agreement.”