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by John Pennington Wednesday 25 February 2015
G4S have extended their sponsorship of the British Police Cricket Club (BPCC), a club for serving and retired police personnel, for another five years.
Former in 1973, the BPCC tours each year, playing local and county teams as well as taking on teams representing the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.
G4S has sponsored the BPCC since 2010 and the new agreement extends their sponsorship deal until at least the end of 2019.
"Quite simply, sponsorship like this helps us to exist," David Fraser-Darling, BPCC Secretary said."We’re a very successful club, but without sponsorship we wouldn’t be able to go on tour, and we’re delighted that G4S has agreed to continue their association with us for another five years."
Fraser-Darling began playing for the club after joining Nottinghamshire Police in 1989, making 98 appearances before retiring from the sport in 2011. He took overall charge of Police Cricket in 2009.
As part of the deal the G4S logo will appear on the club's playing and training kits.
G4S Public Services MD John Shaw said: "We recognise the importance of sport to positively engage, unite and inspire people, and are looking forward to seeing the BPCC go from strength to strength."BPCC Chairman Marcus Beale said: "The British Police Cricket Club has a proud and successful tradition of playing high quality, enjoyable and competitive cricket against the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and other representative teams."We have enjoyed wonderful support of G4S since 2010, and are delighted and most grateful that G4S have committed to supporting us for a further five years.
"Their support will allow the BPCC to represent the finest traditions of British Policing through our cricketing endeavours."
This year's BPCC tour sees the team head to the south of England to take on an Essex CCC Academy XI and the Club Cricket Conference as well as the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force between 29th June and 3rd July.© Cricket World 2015