Cricket Australia certain to announce the new sponsors for all the three formats of the game
The sponsorship deal is a welcome good news for a side that has gone through as much as the Aussies have of late.
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The Australia cricket team suffered a very distress and miserable happening during the South Africa Test series where the former Aussie skipper Steve Smith along with his deputy David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were slapped hefty sanctions following the trio’s involvement in the ball-tampering scandal.
In the ugly fallout of the ball-tampering controversy, the naming rights sponsor Magellan ended its association with the Australian Test team and many other personal sponsors also terminated their contracts with Cricket Australia (CA). However, now as per reports by Fairfax Media, CA are certain to announce to their new sponsors for the upcoming fixtures.
Who will be the new sponsors?
According to Fairfax Media, the West Australian energy providing company, Alinta Energy will reportedly be in association as the official sponsors of the Australian cricket team. The contracted is speculated to be a four-year deal in which the Australian company will have its name on all the shirts of the cricketers for all the games across the three formats of the game. Australia is scheduled to play 5 ODIs and 1 T20I in their upcoming England tour, starting with the 1st ODI on June 13.
Australia to make some resounding changes in their on-field attitude
Following the rulings of the painful ball-tampering scandal, it is a very difficult and nervy moment for the Australian cricket team and the officials as two of their mainstay cricketers, Warner and Smith have been banned for the 12 months and young batsman Bancroft has been handed a 9-month suspension. Former Aussie head coach Darren Lehmann also resigned from his position in the fallout of the scandal. Former Australian cricketer Justin Langer was recently announced as the new head coach of the national team.
While, wicket-keeper batsman Tim Paine who captained the Test side in the fourth Test match against the Proteas, will be leading the ODI team in England and opening batsman Aaron Finch will captain the side in the one-off T20I match. The new coach Langer mentioned that the Australian team would certainly bring some changes in their attitude and behaviour towards playing the game. However, he also noted that the team will still carry on with their aggressive tactics on the field during the upcoming fixtures.