St John’s, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board today announced leading Spanish sports brand Joma as the Official West Indies Team kit supplier for the West Indies Men’s and Women’s teams.
The West Indies Men’s Team will debut the kit in their opening match of Cricket World Cup on February 16 against Ireland.
“What is particularly significant about this partnership with Joma is that they are not a traditional cricket kit supplier, yet they recognize the value of West Indies cricket on the world stage and have chosen to partner with the WICB as their launch pad into the cricket world,” WICB Commercial Manager Nelecia Yeates said.
“We warmly welcome Joma onboard. It is a best case scenario that the debut of the Joma kit will be during cricket’s marquee global event – the Cricket World Cup and we look forward to this partnership being a mutually successful one both for West Indies Cricket and Joma,” Yeates added.
Joma representative, Luigui Mantovani of Joma Latin America commented: “WICB sponsorship is a significant development for Joma for different reasons most especially because it involves commercial entry into the cricket market. Joma has great confidence in WICB as a partner and is pleased to come onboard as the Official West Indies Kit Supplier with a team which has such great visibility in cricket.”
The debut Joma West Indies kit design stays true to the globally recognized maroon which is accented with gold indicative of the sunshine, the energy and the effervescence of life that is indicative of the Caribbean and West Indies cricket.
Joma’s contract as official kit supplier will run until 2017.