Calling MoneyGram's association with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 one of its most exciting initiatives, Richard Levy, its Head of Marketing Europe, at a recent press briefing at the Lord's Media Centre said, “MoneyGram's association with the Cricket World Cup will bring people closer together in an exciting way and help enjoy a positive experience.”
The briefing was also attended by England captain Eoin Morgan and Campbell Jameison, General Manager, ICC.
The campaigns that were launched at the briefing were, Pay with Cash, Send & Win ticket giveaway contest and the Commentary Challenge. Fans can send money with MoneyGram for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the 2019 Cricket World Cup. The promotion is open to all residents of the United Kingdom, aged 18 or over. There will be a total of 9 weekly prize draws. A total of 7 winners will be selected in each weekly prize draw. Each winner will be entitled to 2 tickets to an ICC Cricket World Cup match.
They can also go online to moneygram.co.uk/myway and send their best wishes to their favourite team or favourite player and MoneyGram will get the message across to the right player or the right team.
At the ground, fans can visit the MoneyGram Commentary Challenge stand and choose a video from a list to record cricket commentary. The top 15 entries will be selected and two final winners will be chosen and given one pair of tickets to the ICC Cricket World Cup Final at Lord’s Cricket Ground on 14thJuly.
MoneyGram has been involved with ICC since 2010.
A money transfer company based in the United States, MoneyGram is a global provider of innovative money transfer and payment services with presence in more than 200 countries and territories. 'Last month alone people from 170 countries sent money to India via MoneyGram. Pretty much every country in the world sends money to India via MoneyGram,” said Levy. In the UK, MoneyGram's network consists of Post Office, Tesco, online and the MoneyGram app.
Eoin Morgan's message for Asian parents
Speaking exclusively to Asian Voice after the briefing at the Lord's Media Centre, the England skipper said, 'I grew up in Dublin which is a great distance from a professional contract in England. I moved to England to live my dream. There are now a huge number of opportunities throughout the country through counties, contract and coaching. Professional cricket now offers a number of avenues even after retirement, and the opportunities are increasing because the game is growing at a huge rate.
“So I would urge Asian parents who are sceptical about their children taking up cricket as a career to look at the guys in the national team who are living their dream. If your child's dream is to play cricket do not stop them from realising their dream.”