09 Jun CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA AND ROC NATION SPORTS INTERNATIONAL ENTER INTO DYNAMIC NEW PARTNERSHIP
JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa (CSA) has teamed up with Roc Nation Sports International (RNSI) in a collaboration underpinned by a shared ambition to continue driving the sport in an exciting new direction.
The dynamic partnership, which was officially announced on Thursday, is founded on the key principles of powerful story-telling, mutual respect and shared values.
As part of this new chapter, the core vision of the collaboration includes proactive engagement with a passionate cricket fanbase, striving for excellence both on and off the field, while facilitating a vibrant match-day experience.
As Cricket South Africa looks to the future as a ‘sportstainment’ brand, the organisation welcomed the opportunity to join forces with one of the world’s leading entertainment and sports agencies in RNSI.
Commenting on the importance of the partnership, CSA Chief Executive Officer, Pholetsi Moseki said: “CSA is deliberate and intentional about repositioning its energy to a fan-facing brand experience. The bumper calendar properties that CSA has to offer will be elevated to a global audience, which will in turn export the CSA brand and its varied offerings.
“This new direction augurs well for the appetite that our sport fans have demonstrated for our products and is bound to resonate soundly across the country and the globe. This is a thrilling moment for CSA as it charters the excitement back to the fans, to be part of it.”
The partnership with RNSI will also give CSA access to commercial platforms and opportunities that will assist in delivering the business objectives and goals.
Roc Nation Sports International (RNSI) President Michael Yormark said it represented an exciting opportunity for RNSI to offer its support to CSA.
“This is a multi-faceted partnership that I am confident will be a great success, and our desire is for all cricket-lovers to be part of it, and to passionately connect with the sport! There are so many incredible athletes involved in SA cricket, with inspirational stories waiting to be told, not only in South Africa, but across a global market.
“For those who might ask why or how this partnership came about, the answer is that we believe the future looks bright for South African cricket. Both the men and women’s teams have produced some superb results of late, while the recent announcement of a dynamic new T20 competition is yet another exciting prospect on the horizon. It’s clear that there is a fresh energy, and lots of dynamic plans in the pipelines, which will appeal to a vibrant audience of sports lovers.”
1. Brand Amplification
2. Social Media Strategy and Execution
3. Creative campaign activations
4. Community Initiatives
5. Fan Engagement
6. Bespoke support in key areas
Issued by: Cricket South Africa – Corporate Communications
ABOUT CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA
Cricket South Africa (CSA), an affiliate of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC), is the national governing body for the sport of cricket in South Africa and administers all aspects of South African cricket, men, and women, both in the professional and amateur spheres
ABOUT ROC NATION SPORTS INTERNATIONAL
Roc Nation Sports International (RNSI), a sub-division of Roc Nation Sports, opened its London office in September 2019, led by President and Co-CEO of Roc Nation Unified, Michael Yormark. Founder Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter’s love of sports led to the natural formation of the specialist division that supports athletes in the same way Roc Nation has been working alongside and advocating for music artists. RNSI’s mission is to deliver the most premium and dedicated full-service representation to its world-class athletes and partners. Being different and challenging the status quo is embedded within the agency’s DNA and RNSI prides itself on only partnering with athletes and brands that share its ethos. RNSI’s roster includes European footballers Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Tyrone Mings and Nathan Ferguson, international rugby players Siya Kolisi, Maro Itoje, Cheslin Kolbe and Ardie Savea as well as cricketers Temba Bavuma and Lungi Ngidi. RNSI also consults for some of the biggest organisations in world sport – A.C Milan, the United Rugby Championship, Mamelodi Sundowns FC and The Sharks.