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We are pleased to announce that we have entered into a three-year equipment and clothing contract with Freedom2Play.

Freedom2Play are the New Zealand agents for MRF cricket equipment and TYKA Apparel.

MRF’s association with cricket goes all the way back to the 1980s. MRF took it to the next level in the 1990s when some of the world’s best batsmen Lara, Tendulkar and Steve Waugh wielded MRF bats, playing unforgettable knocks that swept many cricket lovers through a whole range of emotions. In the current era, AB deVillers, Virat Kohli and Sikhar Dhawan are blazing the willow as they play some memorable knocks.

In 1992, MRF set up the MRF Pace Foundation that has now earned the reputation of being the most sought-after institution for honing bowling skills across all test playing countries. Several international pace bowlers including Brett Lee, Shoaib Akhtar, Shane Bond & Glen McGrath have undergone training at the Pace Foundation at some point in their career which was managed by Dennis Lillee before Glen McGrath took over as the Director of Coaching.

TYKA Apparel was introduced in 2009 by TK Sports that has been manufacturing Hockey & Cricket gear for a long time. Same company that makes the Shrey Helmets which are used by various international cricketers including numerous Black Caps!

TYKA offer top quality apparel suitable for various sports and performance wear to make athletes not only look good but also perform better on and off the fields.

TYKA supply clothing to over 2500 plus teams/clubs across the globe. The list includes IPL teams like Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab, CPL teams like Warriors, Patriots plus the Somerset County team.

Freedom2Play are delighted to get this opportunity to work with Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club for the next three seasons as the exclusive gear and clothing supplier. You can visit Freemdom2Play at www.freedom2play.co.nz or call them on “027 Freedom” to join their growing F2PPlayerNetwork.

The board of HPCC are pleased with the opportunities this agreement opens up, especially the financial assistance to the junior boys and girls and the school outreach program.