Dubai, 19 January 2024: Emirates NBD, a leading banking group in the MENAT (Middle East, North Africa, and Türkiye) region, has joined hands with DP World ILT20 as the tournament’s Official Banking Partner. The bank and the league signed an agreement ahead of the DP World ILT20’s opening weekend which commences at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday, 19 January 2024 with a clash between defending champions Gulf Giants and Sharjah Warriors.
David White, Chief Executive Officer at DP World ILT20 said: “We are delighted to have one of the most reputable banks in the region, Emirates NBD join us as the Official Banking Partner. The DP World ILT20 has established itself as one of the top T20 leagues in the world and with such an amazing partner in Emirates NBD join hands with us, we are fully geared towards delivering riveting cricketing action in Season 2 which begins at the iconic Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday, 19 January 2024. We look forward to a strong association with Emirates NBD and welcome them wholeheartedly to the DP World ILT20.”
- “We are delighted to have one of the most reputable banks in the region, Emirates NBD, join us as the Official Banking Partner for Season 2. We look forward to a strong association with Emirates NBD and welcome them wholeheartedly to the DP World ILT20,” – DP World ILT20 CEO David White.
- “At Emirates NBD we always endeavour to create long lasting partnerships with leading sporting events, which makes our sponsorship of the DP World ILT20 such an exciting association for us.” – Shayne Nelson, Group CEO at Emirates NBD.
- DP World ILT20 Season 2 schedule available here. Season 2 match tickets are available online at https://tickets.ilt20.ae as well as at all 14 Virgin Megastore outlets across UAE.
Shayne Nelson, Group CEO at Emirates NBD said: “At Emirates NBD we always endeavour to create long lasting partnerships with leading brands and sporting events, which makes our sponsorship of the DP World ILT20 such an exciting association for us. The league is now firmly established as UAE’s very own T20 tournament with a world-class player roster and six globally recognised franchises. As the UAE’s leading local bank, we are proud to support this world class sporting event with a local spin.”
About Emirates NBD
Emirates NBD (DFM: Emirates NBD) is a leading banking group in the MENAT (Middle East, North Africa and Türkiye) region with a presence in 13 countries, serving over 20 million customers. As at 30th September 2023, total assets were AED 836 billion, (equivalent to approx. USD 228 billion). The Group has operations in the UAE, Egypt, India, Türkiye, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Russia and Bahrain and representative offices in China and Indonesia with a total of 853 branches and 4,213 ATMs / SDMs. Emirates NBD is the leading financial services brand in the UAE with a Brand value of USD 3.89 billion.
Emirates NBD Group serves its customers (individuals, businesses, governments, and institutions) and helps them realise their financial objectives through a range of banking products and services including retail banking, corporate and institutional banking, Islamic banking, investment banking, private banking, asset management, global markets and treasury, and brokerage operations. The Group is a key participant in the global digital banking industry with 97% of all financial transactions and requests conducted outside of its branches. The Group also operates Liv, the lifestyle digital bank by Emirates NBD, with close to half a million users, it continues to be the fastest-growing bank in the region.
Emirates NBD contributes to the construction of a sustainable future as an active participant and supporter of the UAE’s main development and sustainability initiatives, including financial wellness and the inclusion of people of determination. Emirates NBD is committed to supporting the UAE’s Year of Sustainability as Principal Banking Partner of COP28 and an early supporter to the Dubai Can sustainability initiative, a city-wide initiative aimed to reduce use of single-use plastic bottled water.