ICC chief executive Manu Sawhney has expressed his delight at the four-year extension to the ICC's partnership with OPPO ©ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced an extension to its global partnership with OPPO for an additional four years.

The smartphone brand has enjoyed a collaboration with the ICC since 2015 and will continue as the official mobile handset and headset partner until the end of 2023.

The first event under the extension will be the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa, to be held between January 17 to February 9, while OPPO will also provide technological needs for the Women's T20 World Cup in Australia.

ICC chief executive Manu Sawhney said: "We're delighted OPPO is continuing as a global partner of the ICC and our events. 

"As a sport we pride ourselves on our digital-first approach and that makes OPPO with their innovative approach to technology such a natural partner."

England will contest the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup as defending champions ©Getty Images
England will contest the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup as defending champions ©Getty Images

OPPO will also be involved with the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2023, when the tournament will be held in India.

"At OPPO, we constantly strive to associate with platforms that help us connect and engage with consumers," said Sumit Walia, vice-president of product and marketing at OPPO India.

"As a consumer-focused brand, OPPO's youthful ethos and obsession with quality fall in perfect confluence with the game of cricket and its players, who go through rigorous regimes to deliver on the trust laid on them by fans across the globe.

"Our association with ICC as the global partner provides us the opportunity to uplift the spirit of cricket on an international stage. 

"As OPPO expands its global footprint, India continues to be a key strategic growth market for OPPO."

Walia said the ICC provides OPPO with a platform to connect with not only a wider audience, but that the partnership would help to establish a deeper connect with consumers across India.