Zurich is the official bat sponsor of Andre Russell

We are pleased to announce that Zurich will be the proud official bat sponsor of Andre Russell’s explosive bat for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). We are excited to be associated once again with ‘Danger Russ’ since his appearance at the Zurich Cricket Sixes earlier this year. He is one of the most impactful players in the T20 game today. He was the highest run scorer in 2019 version of the IPL and the currently Wisden’s best pick for leading T20 batsmen in the world.

You can catch him in action this season launching into those big sixes as he flaunts the Zurich colours on his bat.

Would you like to get involved?

Take this once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in some exciting contests and win some exclusive merchandise signed by Andre Russell.

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Name and design Andre’s weapon

An IPL star and a record-holder of the highest numbers of sixes in the tournament, Andre Russell is one of the most powerful strikers in T20s. His phenomenal performance has bagged him a new nickname, ’Danger Russ’.

This year, Zurich is sponsoring his bat for the upcoming IPL. So, we thought if a player is so dangerous on the field what would his weapon be called?

We are giving you the opportunity to coin the name and design of Andre's bat would make a pick of the one he thinks most suitable. The winner receives a mention from Andre Russell on his Instagram page and an autographed cricket bat.

Click here to read the contest T&Cs.

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Zurich Batting Masterclass

We are delighted to launch the very first Zurich Batting Masterclass Webinar with renowned batting coach Toby Radford. We are giving young batsmen a once in a lifetime opportunity to virtually train with Toby who will enlighten them about three crucial aspects of the game: Technical proficiency, power-hitting prowess and tactical thinking on match day.

Toby Radford is the former batting coach of the West Indies cricket team, elite specialist batting coach with the England Cricket Board training headquarters, head coach at Glamorgan County Cricket.

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Zurich Pace Lab

Started in 2019, the cricket Zurich Pace Lab was launched as an initiative to nurture young cricketing talent in the UAE. We gave 40 young fast bowlers across the country a once in a lifetime opportunity to get an exclusive all-day pass to train with one of the best fast-bowling coaches in the world – Steffan Jones.

Steffan was the Bowling coach of the former IPL champions Rajasthan Royals in 2019. With over 20 years of cricketing experience, Steffan believes in a multi-disciplinary approach and is an expert in bio-mechanics. His unique training methods focus on the player’s physical, tactical and technical aspects.

During this Pace Lab on Friday 26th July 2019, Steffan profiled and assessed each player’s strengths and weaknesses. He then proceeded to conduct a number of training exercises throughout the day focusing on the approach, jump and throw aspects of fast bowling. Working with each participant on skill and stability exercises as well as with weighted and medicine ball techniques, Steffan helped these aspiring fast bowlers to pick up the pace in their game. At the end of the Pace Labs, Steffan ran a competition to determine and then crown the 2019 Zurich Fast Bowler of the Year, one boy and one girl.

Stayed tuned on our social channels Instagram and Facebook for information on upcoming Zurich Pace Labs.

Some expert advice and tips provided by Steffan Jones on various aspects of fast bowling to young, aspiring bowlers:

The Approach (Part 1)

The Approach (Part 2)

Warming up


The Swing

The Magnus Effect

The Delivery

Bowling Action

Zurich Cricket Sixes 2020

Enjoy some of the exciting highlights from this year’s Zurich Cricket 6s on the 7th of Feb, 2020. And listen to what our special guest Andre Russell had to say about his love for cricket.

The First Innings

In 2018, we launched our Zurich Cricket Sixes Tournament, a corporate sporting event designed to bring together teams of professionals across different corporate sectors in an exciting competition. . The first of its kind here in the Middle East, our tournament is based on a fast paced and exciting format encouraging intense, quick-scoring games to delight and entertain cricketing enthusiasts. It’s made for a spectacular day of viewing!

Even though all teams proved to be worthy opponents, the Fly Emirates team were crowned tournament winners by international spin sensation and our special guest, Ravichandra Ashwin.

Watch all the action from the 2018 Zurich Cricket Sixes in our highlights.

A game of spins and swings

With over 2.5 billion fans across the globe, cricket is a passionate game of strategy, intensity and endurance that is ever-increasing in popularity.

Encouraging mental and physical prowess - that are essential to help you be ready for life - we are proud to support the second most popular sport in the world.

Our inaugural Cricket Pace Lab was an exciting program for youngsters aspiring to become the next fast bowling sensations and just first in a log series of cricket workshops coming your way.

Our increasingly popular annual corporate tournament Zurich Cricket Sixes brings together the best teams in the region for a day of hyper competitive cricketing action.