CSA and Spec-Savers see vision together
Cricket South Africa (CSA) and South African optometrist group Spec-Savers on Tuesday concluded a deal that will see the optometrical maker join as Official Optical supplier to CSA.
It commences with immediate effect and the deal will see Spec-Savers grant exposure rights to various broadcast elements of the Decision Review System such as Hotspot, Snicko and Hawk-Eye.
It will also cast its eye to domestic cricket, where it will play a role in all third umpire review decisions.
“It’s a sign of the confidence that corporates have in wanting to partner with CSA and I warmly welcome Spec-Savers to the CSA family,” said CSA Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat.
“We believe that there are mutually beneficial opportunities for both of us and we will look to grow this relationship. I’m also excited by the creative ideas and plans that Spec-Savers have for cricket which we hope to announce in due course.” added Lorgat.
Spec-Savers CEO Bryan Dowley outlined his joy at the partnership.
“Not only is this recognition as the Official Optometry Partner for CSA a wonderful accolade for our Brand, Spec-Savers, but it also opens up new opportunities for CSA as we intend spreading this relationship to grass roots cricket with CSA,” said Dowley.
“We have been looking for a home for our sponsors since curtailing our support for Ironman SA and CSA has provided us with the correct platform to allow our support to improve the game with better camera technology and reach the people who really count.” Dowley further added.