Official lead sponsor of Surrey CCC since January 2011, Kia has exclusive naming rights to ground now known as The Kia Oval alongwith being primary shirt sponsors for the Club. As part of the partnership, 2 Kia Sorentos are on loan to coach Graham Ford and captain Graeme Smith the season.
Ford was appointed Head Coach for Surrey CCC in February 2014 following his Head Coach stint with the Sri Lanka national team. Smith is this year’s Club Captain and has signed to a three year contract. Having led the national side in 94 Test Matches, he became captain of the South African Cricket Team at 22.
Paul Philpott, President & CEO, Kia Motors (UK) Ltd said, “We already have strong links to cricket, with our long-term sponsorship of Surrey CCC and The Kia Oval, we are delighted to now be able to supply cars for Graeme Smith and Graham Ford, who are only within the UK during the Surrey CCC season. We wish the team all the best for their season ahead and will be cheering their promotion efforts.”
Surrey CCC’s season began on Sunday 6th April with a County Championship Home match against Glamorgan. The season’s final game is scheduled on September 15th at their final home match against Derbyshire.