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Nissan Australia announces former Australian cricket players Mitchell Johnson and Mel Jones as official ambassadors for the 2020 season.

Nissan Australia Managing Director, Stephen Lester welcomed the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Trophy to Nissan Australia headquarters in Dandenong South for a special local team cricket match.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour continued today with naming rights partner Nissan Australia hosting a local cricket match at its Dandenong South headquarters as part of its global partnership with the ICC T20 World Cup.

Nissan Ambassadors – Mitchell Johnson & Mel Jones

Nissan Australia Managing Director, Stephen Lester, was proud to announce former Australian cricket players Mitchell Johnson and Mel Jones as official ambassadors for the 2020 season, who were in attendance and took part in the match. Past cricket great Johnson is considered to be one of the best fast bowlers that Australia has ever produced, awarded ICC Cricketer of the Year in 2009, as well as two Second Sir Garfield Sober Trophies as well as ICC Test Player of the Year. Jones has won two World Cups, two Ashes Series and numerous World Series, and was honoured with the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to cricket and the community. The duo will support Nissan Australia’s ICC T20 World Cup sponsorship via a number of initiatives throughout the season, including appearances to leverage the ICC World Trophy Tour partnership. The ICC T20 World Cup Women’s Trophy Tour was launched on Bondi Beach and has since toured the nation visiting iconic locations such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Kings Park in Perth, Rottnest Island and Parliament House. The coveted Trophy was today on display at Nissan’s headquarters in Dandenong South as part of the celebration, along with ‘Driven By Nissan’ vehicles which have transported the Trophy across the country. As a world-leading motor company with a strong international presence in both new and established markets, Nissan’s values are closely aligned to those of the ICC; to be innovative, with a strong focus on delivering exciting and unique experiences for fans and stakeholders.

The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup is fast approaching – the Tournament will commence at the Sydney Showgrounds on Friday 21st February and culminate in the Final at the MCG on Sunday 8th March (International Women’s Day and world record attempt for the highest attendance at a women’s sporting match). Nissan Australia will host a dedicated Nissan bay at the event with over 500 cricket enthusiasts supporting women in sport. Managing Director of Nissan Australia, Stephen Lester said: “Nissan is proud to support the ICC T20 World Cup and we are delighted to share the excitement of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour throughout Australia, by driving the trophy to all corners of the country,” “We are honoured to support women in sport on the global stage and be part of the tournament final on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2020, at the MCG, aiming to break global audience records for a female sports game.” Nissan’s sponsorship portfolio includes; UAEFA Champions League, Melbourne City FC, as well as Netball Australia and Hawthorn Football Club in Australia.

By Melinda Sullivan

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