New Zealand domestic one-day competition renamed
New Zealand's domestic one-day competition has been renamed the Ford Trophy, New Zealand Cricket announced today. Ford is currently the official sponsors of the six major domestic teams and the official vehicle supplier to New Zealand Cricket, the men's and women's senior teams.
The tournament was earlier called the New Zealand Cricket One Day Competition. "Cricket has already benefited from the investment Ford has made in the sport at both domestic and international levels," Justin Vaughan, NZC chief executive, said. "To be able to link the highly regarded Ford name to our one-day competition - which has a rich tradition of developing our best players - further strengthens that partnership."
The first match of the Ford Trophy for the 2011-12 season will be played on November 25, with the final scheduled for February 12, 2012.