Star Insurance boosts Cricket Kenya U-19 Men's kitty

 Star Insurance has boosted Cricket Kenya with a Kshs. 4.2M sponsorship to facilitate the 19 Men’s team tour to Uganda over the Easter Holidays.

The team will take part in a Tri - series featuring Rwanda U-19 Men as well as the hosts at Jinja SS Cricket Oval, Uganda from 27th March - 1st April 2024. 

Speaking during the Cheque presentation during a Media session at Ruaraka Sports Club earlier today, the Star Insurance team expressed their elation at partnering with the Cricket Kenya Development team for a worthy cause. 

“We are happy to sponsor the Kenya U19 Men's team that will be going to Uganda and as they prepare for the event in Jinja, we would like to wish them all the best. We are determined and pray that they will be victorious and come back having carried the flag of Kenya high,” said Star Insurance Principal Officer Mr. Jonah Tomno. He was accompanied by Mr. Shashi Roy, the Marketing Manager who emphasized on the importance of sports in promoting the nation and supporting lives.

The team was outspoken on their belief in the Youth's potential and their excitement to be a part of taking Cricket in Kenya through the next steps.

Cricket Kenya Development Director Mr. Thomas Odoyo welcomed Star Insurance's efforts to support grassroots Cricket. “We are extremely grateful for this partnership as it gives the Association an opportunity to build up from where we left from in the previous U19 World Cup qualifier. It is also an opportunity to build our youth system and nurture players into the highest level of the sport.”

Kenya U-19 Men took part in the last ICC Men's U-19 Africa Division I Qualifier that took place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in July 2023. Despite their valiant efforts to be reintroduced onto the Global stage, they came up second behind Namibia, who represented the Continent in the just concluded event in South Africa.

Receiving the dummy cheque on behalf of the Association, Cricket Kenya C.E.O, Mr. Ronald Bukusi emphasized that the funds will be used to elevate the Sport and motivate the youngsters through exposure to competitive cricket while encouraging those already in the Senior ranks to perform better.  Mr. Bukusi also announced that the ongoing three - day trials for Nairobi region will conclude on 16th February at the Nairobi Gymkhana with the programme rolling out to Nakuru and Mombasa from 19th February.

While thanking Star Insurance for supporting the development of Cricket in the country, the C.E.O also pointed out that stability was taking shape in the governance structure of the Association and that this sponsorship would go a long way in rooting for the same.



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