The team based in Gqeberha is owned by the Sun Group, which also owns the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Sunrisers Eastern Cape will be captained by Aiden Markram with Adrian Birrell as the coach. One of the greatest pacers of all time, Dale Steyn has also joined the team as a bowling coach.
The team has gathered much-needed momentum by securing some intriguing sponsorship deals, let’s have a look at them:
Sunrisers Eastern Cape have appointed the UK-based company, Wolf777 News as their title sponsor. In this development, the branding of Wolf777 News will be featured on the front of the team’s jersey.
The SA20 team signed an Indian multinational tyre manufacturing company, BKT Tires, as its official tire partner for the first-ever edition of the competition.
In this category, the Gqeberha-based team also gathered the sports apparel brand, Fain Sports Apparel, and the commercial radio station, Algoa FM.
Following these developments, the branding of Fain Sports Apparel will be seen on the trouser of the team’s playing outfit, while Algoa FM on the right sleeve.
On the field, the unit will kick off its inaugural SA20 campaign on Thursday, January 12 against Pretoria Capitals at 9 PM IST.