Cricket Ireland announces Macron as new Technical Kit Supplier
April 5th 2023 by Craig Easdown | International, Other
BOLOGNA, Italy – Cricket Ireland has today announced Italian-based sportswear giant Macron as its new Technical Kit Supplier for the next four years.
Established in Bologna in 1971, Macron produces sportswear for a range of sports, including football, rugby union, volleyball, basketball, baseball, handball, netball, American Football and cricket. While Macron already supplies the Italian Cricket Federation, this will be its first move into top-level international cricket.
Starting this season and running through to 2026, the Macron Hero will appear on the jerseys and technical apparel of Cricket Ireland’s international and domestic teams, supplying both men’s and women’s teams with the technical clothing - for both athletes and staff.
Gianluca Pavanello, CEO of Macron, said:
“The partnership with Cricket Ireland is a very important one. Making the quality and reliability of our products available to such a prestigious reality of international cricket shows the ever-increasing demand from sports federations to take the field with a Macron Hero on their chest. Cricket is a sport where team spirit and respect for the opponent are fundamental values, values that we recognize in ourselves and which we want to express, along with the symbols and history of Cricket Ireland, on the new uniforms that the athletes will wear during the upcoming international engagements.”
Warren Deutrom, CEO for Cricket Ireland, said:
“We are delighted to welcome such an established and reputable international brand as Macron to the Irish cricket family. The quality and reliability of their production and service is what attracted us to this partnership. Our needs as a Full Member with the number of teams we oversee require a very complex and vast enterprise to service. Literally thousands of pieces of clothing have been produced to get the partnership up and running, and very soon fans will get to see our new kit unveiled.
“Best of all for fans, Macron’s online retail capabilities will see a new ability to purchase replica kit and supporter merchandise – this is something fans have been demanding for some time now, and we’re pleased to be able to bring this capability to the market shortly.
“Our thanks to Gianluca and his team for their enthusiasm, partnership and willingness to work with us within tight timeframes. We look forward to a fruitful partnership over coming years.”