ICC partners with Uber for ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019

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ICC partners with Uber for ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019

Source : ICC Media Release

The International Cricket Council today announced that Uber, the world’s largest personal mobility company, would be an official sponsor of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.

The partnership will make Uber the first mobility and food delivery app to strike a sponsorship deal with the ICC for the Men’s Cricket World Cup, one of the most watched sporting events, which will be played in England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July with an estimated global viewing audience of 1.5 billion.

Uber’s campaign ‘This World Cup, Every Fan Wins’ aims to create a culture of togetherness and puts cricket lovers at the heart of the celebration, which includes the World Cup’s first and very own anthem - Way-O, Way-O.

ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Uber for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. Their commitment to cricket was clear during last year’s ICC Women’s T20 World Cup where the brand brought to life some of the wonderful stories behind the players with the #RoadSheMade campaign. Uber has some equally exciting plans for this summer’s event and shares our ambition to make this the greatest celebration of cricket ever.”

India captain and Uber brand ambassador Virat Kohli: “I’m delighted that Uber and the ICC are once again partnering to support cricket and what it stands for - inclusion, togetherness and celebration. I’m confident this World Cup will exceed everyone’s expectations and further enhance the incredible global love and support for the game.’’

Last year, in line with the company’s initiative to empower girls and women around the world, Uber supported the first ever standalone ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in the West Indies. As a part of this partnership, Uber rolled out the #JerseyKnowsNoGender campaign in collaboration with sports personalities from different fields to encourage women’s participation in sports and to also generate support for the T20 Championship.