Lotto Sport picks up Cricket South Africa kit manufacturing deal

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has revealed Italian sports apparel manufacturer Lotto Sport as its latest official kit producer. 

The first public showcase of the new CSA shirts will take place on Thursday, 7 September, when the Proteas Men welcome their Australian counterparts at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein, South Africa, as part of the Betway one-day international (ODI).

Aside from the men’s team, Lotto Sport will also manufacture the playing and training kits of the women’s squad. 

According to the Italian firm, the design choice for the CSA jerseys goes back to the ‘classic Proteas green’, in what is essentially a celebration of ‘individuality, shared passion and unity’ – symbols shared across all South Africans. 

On the partnership, Yusuf Dockrat – CEO of Lotto Sport South Africa – added: “This is a historic moment for Lotto Sport internationally. Being a traditional football and tennis brand, what better way to spearhead a footprint into global cricket than with the sponsorship of the Proteas Men and Women’s teams.

“For the past five years, we at Lotto Sport have been working tirelessly to provide South African consumers with fine Italian quality sportswear and lifestyle products that are functional and stylish. For us, this partnership follows that ethos. As we continue to put comfort, product excellence and innovation at the forefront of our offering, we now partner with Cricket South Africa, which is an honour for us.

“We are extremely excited for what the future holds for South African cricket and Lotto Sport South Africa.”

The new kits will soon be available for purchase across all leading physical and online sports retailers across South Africa.  

CSA’s CEO, Pholetsi Moseki, commented: “CSA is pleased to partner with Lotto Sport South Africa, a brand that has proven to be passionate about sport. Their designer kits will position our various properties as progressive, thus bringing traction to the game.

“This augurs well with CSA’s vision to make cricket the number one sport of choice in South Africa, a commitment to be enhanced through our association with this global company.

“I welcome Lotto Sport South Africa to the cricket family and look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership.”

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