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Apex Group continues partnership with Cricket West Indies as sponsors of West Indies v England Test Series

31 January 2022

Follows announcement of three-year sustainability partnership with Cricket West Indies

Apex Group Ltd. (“Apex” or “the Group”), a global financial services provider, today announces that it is proud to be named title sponsor of the three-match Apex Test Series between West Indies and England in March 2022.

The Apex Test Series will be comprised of three Test matches beginning March 8-12, 2022 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua before a fixture on March 16-20 at the Kensington Oval, Barbados and concluding on March 24-28 at National Cricket Stadium, Grenada. The Test series will be the first time that the teams will play for the Richards–Botham Trophy and forms part of the 2021–2023 ICC World Test Championship.

Apex Group is one of the world’s fastest growing financial services providers servicing assets of over $2.2 trillion. Importantly, the Group is a global market leader in the provision of Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) services for both the private and public sectors– as it aims to drive positive sustainable change for people and planet.

This news follows Apex Group’s previously announced role as the Official Sustainability Partner of Cricket West Indies (“CWI”) and appearance as a Windies shirt sponsor for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2021 – the first partnership of its kind in cricket.

As part of this partnership, the Group will deliver its carbon footprint assessment and advisory services annually for CWI, with the ultimate target of supporting CWI to become carbon neutral. By supporting CWI to identify and calculate the carbon emissions it contributes, Apex will help the organisation to lead the way driving sustainability in cricket and implement an action plan to reduce and offset these climate altering outputs.

Peter Hughes, Founder and CEO of Apex Group comments: “Following a challenging two years for sport, we are pleased to be a part of the return of International Test Cricket hosted in the West Indies. This is an important partnership for us, as we look forward to further leveraging the combined global platform Apex Group and the West Indies represent, to raise awareness for driving greater environmental sustainability in the sport; for fans, players and future generations.”

Johnny Grave, CEO of Cricket West Indies adds: “We’re delighted to build on our growing relationship with Apex for the upcoming Apex Test Series, which continues to be the most anticipated and highest profile international sports event in the Caribbean. With the West Indies versus England Test rivalry dating back nearly one hundred years, this deeper partnership with Apex enables CWI to make cricket more sustainable as we move towards a second century of West Indies cricket and build the next generation of cricketers across the Caribbean.”

About Apex Group Ltd.

Apex Group Ltd., established in Bermuda in 2003, is a global financial services provider. With 50 offices worldwide and 5,000 employees upon the close of announced acquisitions, Apex delivers an extensive range of services to asset managers, capital markets, private clients and family offices. The Group has continually improved and evolved its capabilities to offer a single-source solution through establishing the broadest range of services in the industry; including fund services, digital onboarding and bank accounts, depositary, custody and super ManCo services, business services including HR and Payroll and a pioneering ESG Ratings and Advisory service for private companies.

Press contact:
Antonia Powell Antonia.powell@apexfs.com 

About Cricket West Indies

Cricket West Indies (CWI) takes great pride and responsibility in growing, guiding and organising cricket throughout the English-speaking Caribbean countries which form the West Indies, represented internationally by the West Indies men’s, women’s and age-group teams.

The West Indies international team is unique in cricket and in international sport. It is the only team in cricket that represents a group of nations, drawing on the strength, skills and passion of each nation to unite through cricket and take on the world.

CWI is the governing body for all professional and amateur cricket in the region, from the West Indies international teams and home series to regional tournaments such as the West Indies Championship (4-Day), the one-day CG Insurance Super50 Cup and the women’s T20 Blaze.

Press contact:
Philip Spooner, Media & PR Manager, pspooner@cricketwestindies.org

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