Friday, June 14, 2024

Titans Cricket: Partnerships the cornerstone of Titans success

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The successes of the Momentum Multiply Titans over the past twenty years, making them the best cricket team in the world, was propelled by the support of their strategic partners.

Support received from Titans partners over the years assisted the Sky Blues in winning 20 trophies in the past 20 years, the most by any professional team in a Test Cricket playing nation.

Seven 4 Day Series titles, six One Day Cup trophies and seven T20 crowns make up the Sky Blues 20 championships from the past 20 years, 5 ahead of Auckland Cricket from New Zealand who come in second place globally.

Off the field of play and in the administrative offices, Titans Cricket won the CSA Incentive Scorecard from its inception in 2014, for five years straight through to 2019, highlighting holistic success from Union to team.

From the period spanning 2004 – 2024 The Titans have had associations with over 150 companies that have contributed to the teams’ 20 trophies.

SAB, Coca-Cola, Jacaranda and Lazarus Motor Company are the four partners who have standing agreements with the Titans, that have been in place for over 20 years. The duration of these partnerships is often celebrated at SuperSport Park and is a symbol of confidence, backing and loyalty.

Recognition of the highest order should also be given to the Titans’ different title sponsors over the years. Nashua, The Unlimited and Momentum Multiply, all being heavily influential in the Titans trophy triumphs.

As is often the case with many success stories, it is the efforts of a collective which lead to moments of celebration. Coaches, players, consultants, team management, have played a significant part in adding to the silverware in the Titans trophy cabinet.

Coaches, Dave Nosworthy (1), Richard Pybus (6), Matthew Maynard (2), Rob Walter (4), Mark Boucher (5) and Mandla Mashimbyi (2) have all been at the helm, steering the Titans to their many victories.

“We’ve been very rewarded these past 2 decades. There’s been a lot of hard work that’s gone into winning these trophies and input from a number of people from sponsors, technical teams, board and staff.” Said Titans CEO Dr Jacques Faul.

The value offered at board level as far as guidance and leadership provides a clear vision for the direction the team has taken, and the Titans have been fortunate in being led by a strong board of directors.

Pilots of the big blue ship, in the position of Board President’s and overseeing the dominance of the Titans from the past 20 years began with Brandon Foot from 2000 – 2005, followed by Pietie Steffens (2005 – 2006), Jesse Chellan (2005 – 2009), Vincent Sinovich (2009 – 2013), John Wright (2013 – 2018) and Tebogo Siko (2018 – Present). Their guidance shaped the Titans into the global force that they are today.

While the board and its presidents provide the Titans direction it’s the function of the CEO to champion the daily operations and that objectives are met. Chief Executives from 2004 are Elise Lombard (2004 – 2012), Anil Soma (acting 2013 – 2013), Dr Jacques Faul (2013 – 2019 and present), Pierre Joubert (acting 20

Special word of credit to Mr Keith Lane who assisted with the data and statistics on the number of trophies won the in the world by cricket teams, where the Momentum Multiply Titans sit on top.

The Momentum Multiply Titans are extremely grateful to every individual and organisation that has walked this highly rewarding path with them.

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