United General Insurance (UGI) Company Limited has contributed K390 000 towards the maintenance of Indian Sports Club’s (ISC) cricket field ahead of the Six-Nation Cricket Tournament in October.
According to ISC captain and sports director Chirag Patel, they need K2 million for ground maintenance.
He thanked UGI for being the first well-wisher to contribute towards the cause.
Patel said: “We approached a number of companies for financial assistance. It is our wish to hire professional gardeners to maintain the moss and insect-infested cricket field to international standard ahead of the international event.”
UGI business development manager Atupele Mangochi, who was accompanied by strategic business unit manager MacRhonus Chikuse and accountant Dyson Singano during cheque presentation at ISC in Blantyre on Wednesday, said they offered the support to help uplift the standards of the minority sport in the country.
“We take social responsibility seriously and this is why we did not hesitate to help when ISC approached us asking for support. We want to be part of the team that helps to bring out Malawi cricket to the rest of the world,” said Mangochi.
She added that they will grow their relationship with the sport.
“When we start something, we do not end it there,” said Mangochi.
ISC has a rich history as one of the oldest sports facilities in the country since early 1920s.