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Cricket Ireland has today announced Clear Treasury as the new title sponsor of the 11th annual Irish Cricket Awards, which will take place this Friday 3 March in Dublin.
Clear Treasury has a longstanding relationship with Cricket Ireland, being its Official Currency Exchange Partner. The financial institution has also sponsored the three major club cup competitions – the Irish Senior Cup, National Cup and All-Ireland T20 Cup. Read how Clear Treasury and Cricket Ireland have teamed up.
Clear Treasury is a regulated financial services business, based in both Ireland and the UK, that offers foreign exchange and treasury solutions to Corporates, Financial Institutions and Private Clients.
The annual Irish Cricket Awards will return to an in-person event for the first time since 2020, and the fifteen award categories will recognise players, coaches, volunteers, groundsmen, officials, and clubs for the contribution they make to the game in Ireland.
• International Player of the Year – Men
• International Player of the Year – Women
• Hall of Fame
• Outstanding Contribution and Service to Irish Cricket
• Inter-Provincial Player of the Year
• Super Series Player of the Year
• Volunteering Excellence Award
• Outstanding Contribution to Coaching
• Club of the Year
• Club Player of the Year – Men
• Club Player of the Year – Women
• Emerging Talent Award – Men
• Emerging Talent Award – Women
• Club Cricket Official of the Year
• Groundskeeping Team of the Year
Keep an eye on Cricket Ireland’s social media channels on Friday night to keep abreast of all the winners.
Warren Deutrom, Chief Executive of Cricket Ireland, said:
“We are delighted that Clear Treasury have come on board and agreed to be named title sponsor of the 11th Irish Cricket Awards. Clear Treasury have been a long-time supporter of Irish Cricket and we’re pleased that they are deepening their relationship with us through this sponsorship.
“We look forward to once more celebrating a memorable year in Irish cricket. The Irish Cricket Awards acknowledge the many people who played a part in Irish cricket during 2022. And what a year it was!
“There were so many highlights – such as our senior women qualifying for the ICC Women’s Championship, beating South Africa in a T20 International at a packed Pembroke Cricket Club, and that historic T20I series victory over Pakistan in Lahore. Hosting exciting series’ against India, New Zealand, and Afghanistan (Men), and South Africa, Australia, and Pakistan (Women). Qualifying for both Men’s and Women’s T20 World Cups. Reaching the Super Six stage of the Men’s tournament and beating England, while our under-19 Men’s side did so well at their World Cup in January.
“We’d like to thank the many thousands of players, coaches, umpires, groundstaff, match officials and volunteers who year-in, year-out ensure our sport continues to grow. I’d also like to offer our sincerest thanks also to our Provincial Unions, Governments, Sport Ireland and Sport NI, our sponsors and business partners, venue partners and media for another successful year, and finally thanks to the many, many fans of Irish cricket in Ireland and around the world.”
Chief Commercial Officer of Clear Treasury, Paul Reilly, said:
“We’re absolutely delighted to be sponsoring the 11th Irish Cricket Awards. The Clear Treasury group have been long-term supporters of Irish Cricket, supporting grassroots and International cricket, and it’s great to see both Clear Treasury and Irish Cricket on similar growth trajectories.
“While cricket is not my background, since I have come to know the sport better through Clear Treasury’s association with Cricket Ireland over the last five years, I have come to appreciate why cricket is loved and followed by 2 billion people around the world.
“And that is the value that drives Clear Treasury’s support for the sport in Ireland – we see its growth, we see its profile is on the rise, we see its international dimension and we see a bright future. Similarly, Clear Treasury as a business is on the same trajectory. Our products and services help to support and strengthen communities across Ireland, and we are growing year-on-year.
“But what interests us personally in supporting cricket is lesser so the global reach, but how we can help to strengthen and grow a sport from the grassroots to the international. And that connectedness of the sport is shown here tonight in this event – tonight we honour volunteers, clubs, coaches, players and celebrate successes on and off the field.”