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Tue, 21 Oct 2014

SSK, first Japanese manufacture, approved by International Cricket Council

SSK Corporation, (Chuo-ku Osaka, Japan, President Kyoichi Sasaki), has been approved as a cricket clothing manufacture for SSK brand by the International Cricket Council (hereinafter ICC).

"It is a great pleasure for us to get the approval in the field of cricket, which is called the origin of baseball. We would like to make a further breakthrough in SSK brand to advance the growth of cricket as the approved clothing manufacture,"said President Sasaki.

This approval enables us to use SSK logo on the uniform worn in international cricket hosted by ICC. Japan national team is going to play in SSK brand's uniform during "2014 Pepsi ICC East Asia-Pacific Men's Cricket Trophy", in Lismore (Australia, New South Walls) from 19th to 26th Oct, 2014.

The uniform that Japan national team is going to wear during the competition is the one for sublimation printing, which we have added into our product line since 2013. This product has been acquiring a good reputation because of not only the vivid-looking gradation, but also the lightness brought by the combined printing of marking and cloth, which we had not been able to make happen with our traditional uniform. With getting this approval, we are going to try to work on cricket, especially innovating our sublimation printing wear for cricket.

[What is CRICKET?]
Cricket is one of the sports, which has been called the origin of baseball and is actively played especially in the English culture area (the UK, Australia, India, among others). In the world ranking of player numbers, cricket is 2nd place after football (played in more than 100 countries) and it is the sport for ladies and gentlemen to highly value fair play and sociability. Even in Japan, the player numbers especially among college students and junior generations have dramatically been increasing for last few years. They have been reducing the gap between leading nations, organizing national teams for men, women, college, U-19 and U-15.

Japan Cricket Association: http://cricket.or.jp/eng/

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