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Kumul Petroleum secures naming rights sponsorship deal with national cricket team
Kumul Petroleum Managing Director Wapu Sonk and Cricket PNG Secretary Michael Harrison in a symbolic gesture, display a dummy cheque representing the level of supported committed by Kumul Petroleum as naming rights sponsor.

Kumul Petroleum secures naming rights sponsorship deal with national cricket team

Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited (Kumul Petroleum), has secured naming rights with Cricket PNG for the national team to be officially known as the ‘Kumul Petroleum PNG Barramundis’. The announcement follows a sponsorship boost by Kumul Petroleum of K1.2 million that will support the national team to attend and participate in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, to be held in the UAE and Oman. 

Papua New Guinea’s national oil and gas company (NOC) takes on naming rights as brand sponsor for a 12 month period from 2021-2022 for the duration of Papua New Guinea’s aspirations to the T20 World Cup for both Men’s and Women’s Cricket. The deal includes branding on the respective team training and travel uniforms, branding throughout its facilities during any Cricket PNG International home games and access to the team and players for the promotion of its brand.

Kumul Petroleum Managing Director Wapu Sonk said: “On behalf of the Board and Management of Kumul Petroleum, I would like to convey our pleasure to support the PNG Barramundi’s as they put our country on the world stage with their attendance to the internationally recognised cricket tournament.”

“Kumul Petroleum as the country’s national oil and gas company (NOC) supports the national cricket team as qualifiers for their first-ever World Cup attendance. We relate to this, as we ourselves also move into exploration and expand our role as operator of our country’s own petroleum assets. We are therefore proud to venture out together and lift our country’s profile at such an international sporting stage”, Mr Sonk said.

“Cricket PNG would not be able to compete at such an international event if not for sponsorship by corporate and government partners such as Kumul Petroleum,” Cricket PNG Secretary Michael Harrison, said. “We are appreciative of Kumul Petroleum’s continued commitment to the PNG Barramundi’s, now Kumul Petroleum PNG Burramundis and their support also to the PNG Lewa’s now Kumul Petroleum PNG Lewas”. 

Kumul Petroleum has been a sponsor of Cricket PNG over the years and as recently as last year, 2020 supported the team in its preparations leading up to the T20 World Cup, but today’s announcement is a “significant expansion” of this long standing partnership, Kumul Petroleum said.

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