MCC appoints official digital technology partner to drive innovation in cricket


Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), owners of Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, has announced a new partnership with CGI, an independent IT and business consulting services firm, to be the official digital technology partner of the club.

The agreement marks the beginning of a three-year relationship that will bring the expertise and insight of CGI’s professional IT and business consulting services to MCC, in an effort to enhance the technologies, systems, processes and data used by the Club.

The partnership is said to help MCC drive innovation and bring technological advancement in key areas, including member and visitor interaction, operational delivery, and commercial services.

CGI will help the club to explore and implement a wide range of technologies and systems across all aspects of its operations that will allow the club, and Lord’s as a venue, to be a leading example of technology adoption, not only for cricket but across all sports and stadia.

Guy Lavender, chief executive & secretary of MCC said: “I am delighted about the partnership with CGI. They have an excellent reputation for delivering ground-breaking innovation to their clients and they have great people with a broad range of IT and technological skills that MCC can access to drive critical projects over the next three years.”

Neil Sadler, senior vice president and business unit leader for financial services and Greater London said: “We are looking forward to working as a trusted partner to MCC and bringing our extensive experience and proven innovation to work together to help them achieve their exciting long term vision and digital aspirations.”

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