The airline Emirates, which has today announced it bought the naming rights to the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club, says the move shows how committed the firm is to UK sport.
Emirates already sponsors Arsenal's football ground in north London, the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Durham County Cricket Club and the Yorkshire Cup in horse racing.
“This is an excellent opportunity to build upon Emirates’ commitment to cricket, a sport we have been associated with in the UK since 2002.
“This association also highlights our continued investment in Manchester and the surrounding region, a hub which we see as vital to our operations in the UK and from which we operate three daily flights, including one of our flagship A380s."
The airline Emirates has bought the naming rights for Lancashire County Cricket Club's home ground.
In a 10-year deal the club's ground will now be known as Emirates Old Trafford. The company's branding will also appear on the players' kits.
The club's chairman, Michale Cairns OBS said: "This announcement represents another major step in the redevelopment of Old Trafford.
“We could not have found a better and more suitable partner than Emirates. We are extremely proud to be associated with them and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.
“The financial benefits of this deal are a core component of our long-term strategy for commercial sustainability.
"The partnership will support our intention to be regarded as one of the top County Cricket Clubs in the country and undisputed as a Category A Test Match venue. We remain committed to providing the very best facilities for our members, players and spectators.”
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Police searching for a missing 18-year-old will make a fresh appeal ahead of Manchester United's game with Liverpool this weekend.
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Tickets for next August's Ashes Test at Old Trafford go on sale today.
Demand is expected to be high. It is the first time the classic England vs Australia test series has called at the ground since 2005.
Fans can buy tickets from 10am today. The match, which is the third test in the series, is due to take place between August 1 and 5, 2013.
The men's Olympic football resumes at Old Trafford this afternoon. Egypt play New Zealand at 12pm, and Brazil and Belarus kick off at 3pm.
Egypt and New Zealand kick off at 12pm today, and Brazil and Belarus play at 3pm.
Nine Olympic football matches will be held at Old Trafford, including semi-finals in the mens and women's events.
532,000 people are expected to attend and the North West is expected to gain £1.2bn from these games, mainly through construction and tourism.