Event Sponsors

The United Kingdom Armed Forces Cricket Association is proud to announce the following companies have kindly agreed to support the armed forces by being nominated as the Event Sponsors of Armed Forces T20 Cricket Day (Men and Women) 2022.  For more information on the companies involved, please click on the link to be taken to the individual websites:

Event sponsor Raytheon

The United Kingdom Armed Forces Cricket Association is delighted to announce that Raytheon is our main event sponsor for 2022.

With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester and Manchester, Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country the company employs 1,700 people and supports 9,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest in research & development, supporting innovation and technological advances around Britain. 

We value the unique relationship we have with the British Armed Forces and understand the importance they play in our society. That is why we have strengthened our support to the British Armed Forces by supporting a variety of initiatives, including the Combat Stress charity. In 2017, the UK Ministry of Defence awarded Raytheon UK the Gold Standard for our support to the Armed Forces community.

Simon Kings

Business Development Director, Raytheon UK

Ball sponsor BFBS

BFBS, part of the Forces Network, is delighted to continue its support of the Armed Forces Cricket at Lord’s, one of the highlights of the Forces’ sporting summer.

Forces Network operates Forces Radio BFBS, BFBS TV overseas, Forces TV and forces.net – as well as many other media and entertainment services for the UK Armed Forces.

Supporting Forces sport is very important to us, from sponsoring prestigious sporting events like the IST20 match at Lords to providing unrivalled sports coverage on television, radio and online.

We know how important sport is to the armed services, which is why we’ve extended our Forces sports sponsorship in 2018, increasing grants to many sports – including cricket – and adding UKAF Football, Volleyball and Cycling to the list of sports we support. Whether it’s a marathon run by a few dozen athletes while posted overseas, or 80,000 fans cheering on the Army and Navy rugby teams at Twickenham, the dedication and competitive spirit are just as great. And, as we know, physical injury is no bar to sports participation in the armed services. Disabled servicemen and women take part in an astonishing range of events at the highest level.

At Forces Network we take great pride in our sports coverage, championing armed services sport here in the UK and bringing the best of British sporting events to our troops overseas. You will get the latest results and reports from Forces competitions on our UK and worldwide radio broadcasts and every weeknight on Forces News (which can be seen overseas on BFBS TV and in the UK on Sky, Virgin, Freesat and Freeview at 5.30 pm UK time each day). In addition, our dedicated twice-weekly programme The Forces Sports Show gives Forces sport a platform alongside the very best sports coverage from Sky.

Good luck to everyone involved in the IST20 cricket competition – and remember you can keep up-to-date with sport and the latest military news via www.forces.net.

Simon Bucks

CEO, Forces Network

Forces Network

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