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Howzat! BC&C to co-sponsor Chinese cricket team

Hong Kong, 29 November 2019: A pioneering team of Chinese cricketers will be proudly sporting the Boase Cohen & Collins logo on their chests after the firm agreed a two-year sponsorship agreement.

BC&C has signed a deal with Cricket Hong Kong to support the CHK Dragons, the organisation’s Chinese development team competing in the territory’s Elite League. The firm has joined forces with Somerley Capital Holdings Limited, one of the most active financial advisory groups in Hong Kong, to be co-sponsors of the Dragons until the end of the 2020-21 season.

The Dragons will display both Somerley and BC&C’s logos on their shirts and players will support the firms with guest appearances at corporate events. In return, the new sponsors have pledged to support Cricket Hong Kong in its efforts to market and promote the team as the flagship of the governing body’s development programme.

“A successful Dragons team is key to taking cricket forward in Hong Kong and broadening its appeal. Our firm has a proud history of investing in sport at grassroots level and so we are pleased to be adding the Dragons to our portfolio of partnerships. We wish the team every success over the next two seasons,” said Boase Cohen & Collins Senior Partner Colin Cohen.

Martin Sabine, Chairman of Somerley Capital Holdings Limited, added: “As longtime supporters of cricket in Hong Kong, we are delighted to continue our involvement in the sport with sponsorship of the Dragons until the end of the 2020-21 season. We look forward to working closely with Cricket Hong Kong on promoting the future development of the game.”

The Elite League is a round-robin 50-over competition on Sundays that is contested in two divisions. The CHK Dragons compete in Division Two against HKCC Optimists, DLSW Knights, USRC Elite, KMF Vagabonds and SLCC Lions.

Cricket Hong Kong Chairman Tony Melloy welcomed the agreement, saying: “Like many sporting organisations, we rely on sponsorship from businesses and individuals to help us build the game, raise standards and reach out to the community. We are therefore grateful to Somerley Capital Holdings Limited and Boase Cohen & Collins for investing in our sport and we look forward to a successful partnership with both firms.

“We have long recognised that the future of cricket in the territory lies in spreading awareness and enjoyment of the game amongst the local community. The CHK Dragons are an essential component of this strategy and they will surely benefit from this fresh investment.”

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The CHK Dragons compete in Hong Kong’s Elite League, a 50-over competition played on Sundays.