• October 17, 2021

GoDaddy furthers its partnership with the ICC as official sponsor of the World Test Championship 2021

To create awareness about the benefits of having an online presence among cricket enthusiasts around the world

New Delhi, June, 2021 – GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, today announced its official sponsorship of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Test Championship 2021. By engaging with tournament viewers and cricket enthusiasts through the most loved sport in the country, GoDaddy aims to drive conversations and encourage digital adoption in today’s new normal world.

This announcement is a continuation of GoDaddy’s association with the ICC, starting with the Men’s Cricket World Cup. As cricket holds a special place in almost every Indian’s heart, GoDaddy has been supporting the sport in various formats to create awareness about the benefits of creating a powerful online identity. The company has been associated with Indian cricket star, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, as its India brand ambassador for over two years, inspiring small business owners to create a website for their business.

As part of the partnership with ICC, the GoDaddy logo and GoDaddy Pro sub-brand logo will be promoted on in-stadia LED panels, along the sides of the boundary line and on the mid-wicket area on-ground. GoDaddy Pro is dedicated to web designers and developers, giving them the tools, support and value to help them efficiently manage and grow their businesses. Promoting GoDaddy Pro during the World Test Championships reinforces the company’s continued commitment to inspire and support India’s web professional community.

Commenting on the partnership, Anurag Dahiya, Chief Commercial Officer at the International Cricket Council said, “We are excited to renew our partnership with GoDaddy and delighted to see them support the inaugural World Test Championship Final.”

“The ICC World Test Championship is the first international tournament where team India will play since the COVID outbreak. With cricket being one of the most favorite sports in India, we hope it instills a ray of good hope, positivity, and cheer, bringing in much need respite and entertainment for everyone. As this event brings people together from across the world and showcases a strong spirit of nationalism and sportsmanship, it provides a perfect place for us to create awareness about the ease of building an online presence with GoDaddy’s online tools and solutions, especially in today’s increasingly digitalized world,” Nikhil Arora, Managing Director and Vice President, GoDaddy India further added.

GoDaddy offers an integrated suite of online products ranging from domain names, hosting, website building, email marketing, security protections and an online store. GoDaddy offers 24/7 customer support, locally and in regional languages, to help guide customers in the growth of their venture, and to find the tools that best meet their needs.

About GoDaddy: GoDaddy is empowering everyday entrepreneurs around the world by providing all of the help and tools to succeed online. GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers, sell their products and services, and manage their work. Our mission is to give our customers the tools, insights and the people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success. To learn more about the company visithttp://www.GoDaddy.com

About the ICC:The ICC is the global governing body for cricket. Representing 105 members, the ICC governs and administrates the game and is responsible for the staging of major international tournaments including the ICC Men’s World Cup and Women’s World Cup and the ICC Men’s and Women’s T20 World Cups as well as all associated qualifying events.

The ICC presides over the ICC Code of Conduct which sets the professional standards of discipline for international cricket, playing conditions, bowling reviews and other ICC regulations. The Laws of the game remain under the auspices of the MCC.

The ICC also appoints the umpires and referees that officiate at all sanctioned Test matches, One Day International and Twenty20 Internationals. Through the Anti-Corruption Unit it coordinates action against corruption and match fixing.

The ICC Development department works with Associate Members to improve the quality of international cricket, build better cricket systems, get more people playing cricket and grow the game.

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