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DP World has extended its partnership with Lions Cricket, to now support Lions Blind and Deaf teams, with the aim of supporting more equitable opportunities across the sport. DP World has been the headline sponsor for the Lions’ Men and Women professional teams, as well as to the iconic DP World Wanderers Cricket stadium, since March 2022 following its acquisition of Imperial.

DP World is committed to changing what’s possible by creating a positive economic and social impact wherever we operate. Our Sustainability Strategy, “Our World, Our Future”, guides our responsible business practices, prioritising sustainability and community impact for a better, more socially equitable future. The extended partnership aligns with our dedication to sports development and fostering a diverse, inclusive society.

Esha Mansingh, DP World’s Head of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability for sub-Saharan Africa, expressed pride in the extended partnership with Lions Cricket, emphasizing the very necessary broader diversity and inclusion objective for sport on the African continent: “This partnership extension reaffirms our dual commitment to sports development and fostering a more equal and inclusive community. These values, crucial for nation-building, are exemplified by the players who serve as inspirational figures for individuals with disabilities, showcasing that success in sports and all aspects of life is attainable for everyone.”

“Our support levels the playing field, ensuring that the teams enjoy the same opportunity as the DP World Lions’ Men and Women teams. Looking ahead, our commitment lies in empowering every player, coach, and manager with equal opportunities in all aspects of their cricketing journey,” Mansingh added.

Jono Leaf-Wright, Lions Cricket CEO, said: “Today is a huge win not only for the game of cricket but for inclusiveness in sport. We always knew that this global partnership was the continuation of greater things to come, and the backing of our Blind and Deaf teams is indicative of a company that is true to its word, fair and wholeheartedly behind, and a part of, our Pride. On behalf of our Board, our teams, our stadium and our fans, I thank DP World for further empowering Lions Cricket.”

These two exceptionally successful teams have consistently represented both Lions Cricket and the country with remarkable achievements. The DP World Lions Deaf Cricket team holds the current Inter-Provincial Tournament championship, while the DP World Lions Blind Cricket team proudly wears the title of South Africa One Day Cup champions. DP World is committed to delivering cricket and “making cricket possible” as the global logistics partner to the International Cricket Council (ICC). In the recent ODI World Cup we pledged over 2,000 cricket kits for grassroots cricket development for every 100 runs scored at the World Cup.

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About DP World

Trade is the lifeblood of the global economy, creating opportunities and improving the quality of life for people around the world. DP World exists to make the world’s trade flow better, changing what’s possible for the customers and communities we serve globally.  With a dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 106,500 employees from 158 nationalities, spanning 73 countries on six continents, DP World is pushing trade further and faster towards a seamless supply chain that’s fit for the future.

Our service offering in sub-Saharan Africa includes Logistics (parks and economic zones, contract logistics, freight management and market access) and Ports & Terminals (Dakar, Bosaso, Berbera, Port of Luanda and Maputo). We have a presence in 48 countries in the region through owned operations and partnership networks, supported by 27,000 employees. With a fleet of more than 6,300 vehicles, over 260,000 points of sale, 1.5 million square metres of warehouse space and total TEU capacity at ports of over 2 million, our reach is unparalleled. 

We’re rapidly transforming and integrating our businesses — Ports and Terminals, Marine Services, Logistics and Technology – and uniting our global infrastructure with local expertise to create stronger, more efficient end-to-end supply chain solutions that can change the way the world trades.

What’s more, we’re reshaping the future by investing in innovation. From intelligent delivery systems to automated warehouse stacking, we’re at the cutting edge of disruptive technology, pushing the sector towards better ways to trade, minimising disruptions from the factory floor to the customer’s door.


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