~ The nation's leading broadband and internet solutions provider has joined hands with the Boland Park-based franchise, and will have their presence at the upper right side of the team's official jersey ~

Royals Sports Group-owned franchise Paarl Royals today announced South Africa's leading broadband and internet solutions provider Afrihost as a Principal Sponsor for the upcoming season of the SA20, which kickstarts on 10th January 2023. As part of the association, Afrihost will have a presence of their logo at the upper right side of the Paarl Royals' official matchday jerseys.

Sport has always been in the blood of South Africans, while cricket has been a part of the nation's culture for over two centuries. It connects people and brings communities together, which is what Afrihost has been doing since officially starting operations in 2000. The company has built their brand around excellence in client service, having connected individuals, schools, businesses and communities with blazing fast internet for over two decades, and winning the trust of millions of clients across the country.

The newly formed association between the two parties will further help provide more visibility to the broadband and internet solutions provider not just in South Africa, but around the globe where the league will be aired. Consisting of star names like South Africa's swashbuckling batter David Miller, fiery pacer Lungi Ngidi, spin wizard Tabraiz Shamsi, along with international stars including World Cup winning captains Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan, and wily West Indian pacer Obed McCoy, Paarl Royals will be proudly donning the logo of Afrihost and showcasing their name to millions of households around the globe.

Alok Chitre, Chief Business Officer, Paarl Royals, commented on the announcement, “One of the biggest and most exciting aspects of the SA20 is its ability to provide a platform for the country and its people to showcase their potential to the world. Afrihost is one such brand which has had a huge impact within South Africa for a number of years, and we are delighted to be welcoming them on board as a principal sponsor. The values that both our brands are based on have a lot of synergies, and we appreciate their support in this inaugural season."

Meanwhile, Gian Visser, Chief Executive Officer, Afrihost, said, "We are proud and excited to be part of the inaugural season of the SA20, and we look forward to supporting the Paarl Royals. Cricket connects people and brings communities together and we can't wait to share in the joy with fans across South Africa."

Paarl Royals will begin their SA20 campaign against MI Cape Town in the season opener on 10th January 2023 at Newlands from 17.30hrs local time (GMT+2) and 21.00hrs IST.

Tickets for all matches of the inaugural season of the SA20 are available at bit.ly/SA20Tickets