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PCA’s Most Valuable Player Rankings is now powered by leading payments and currency risk management specialist.
The Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) has today named Argentex, a leading global payment and currency risk management company, as the title partner for its Most Valuable Player (MVP) Rankings.
The agreement will see Argentex power the PCA MVP Rankings for a three-year term, in a landmark deal for the player association.
The trademark Argentex lion will appear on all MVP assets, including the Team of the Month and player competition awards. The London-based firm will also utilise the PCA’s access to past and present players to create digital content, whilst unlocking new opportunities amongst PCA members and the cricket business network.
The title partnership will come into effect immediately and in time for Vitality Blast Finals Day with the MVP the chosen mechanism to decide the winner of the Blast Player of the Year. Hampshire Hawks captain James Vince is currently leading the race going into the biggest day in the county calendar, which takes place on Saturday 15 July.
The PCA partnered with cricket’s leading analytics specialists CricViz in 2021 to produce the most accurate MVP formula to-date. The MVP’s algorithm is constantly evolving, to ensure the metric is the fairest reflection of performance.
The ranking system takes into account expected performance on every ball according to CricViz’s extensive database and also considers the historic performances of the venue each fixture is being played at, therefore giving a more accurate reflection of the top performers in the game than traditional batting and bowling averages do.
Supporters and media alike can immerse themselves in the MVP Rankings via the PCA website with tables able to be viewed by team or discipline. Fans can also track the Match MVP for every international and domestic fixture in England and Wales, providing unprecedented access to MVP statistics and information.
The winner of each domestic competition MVP wins £2,500 across the men’s and women’s game, with the winner of the Overall PCA Men’s Domestic MVP awarded £10,000 which is based on all four domestic competitions. In the ever-growing women’s game, the winner is based on the three professional competitions, with the winner transferred £7,500 for the Overall PCA Women’s Domestic MVP.
“The partnership will cement Argentex’s relationship with our members in being their first choice for foreign transactions.”
With a synergy brought together by statistics and world leading metrics, Argentex has been a partner of the PCA since 2019 and now extends its presence in the cricket business network. As global payment and currency risk management specialists, Argentex offers bespoke services alongside market leading technology for businesses and financial institutions. Argentex customers benefit from competitive rates, tailored risk management solutions and the certainty that their organisation is in safe hands.
Argentex is listed on the London Stock Exchange, with offices in the UK, the Netherlands and Australia. They have transacted more than $200bn for their clients since 2012, making payments in up to 140 currencies on their behalf.
PCA Commercial Director, Rob Smyth, said:
“I am really excited to be working in partnership with one of the world’s leading foreign exchange companies as the new title partner of the PCA’s Most Valuable Player Rankings. The partnership will cement Argentex’s relationship with our members in being their first choice for foreign transactions.”
Argentex CEO, Harry Adams, said:
“We’re thrilled to extend our long-standing partnership with the PCA and support of the cricket business network. Championing the Most Valuable Player Rankings illustrates our dedication to the professional sports industry, which constitutes an important component of our broader client base.
“We look forward to deepening our relationships across the cricket industry and continuing to provide bespoke currency solutions to players and businesses looking to manage their international revenues.”
England 2019 World Cup winner and current Hampshire Hawks captain, James Vince, said:
“Argentex has provided a great service over the last few years. Having instant access to sound advice and people I can rely on, makes the whole process brilliantly straightforward. I thoroughly recommend them.”