CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 21: Lungi Ngidi during the South African national team training session and press conference at Newlands Cricket Stadium on February 21, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Grant Pitcher/Gallo Images)
Ngidi Signs with Roc Nation

Proteas fast bowler Lungi Ngidi has signed with international agency Roc Nation Sports – the agency set up by American entertainer Jay Z.

Ngidi is the first cricketer to be signed by Roc Nation Sports and joins fellow South Africans Siya Kolisi and Cheslin Kolbe on their books.

The three South African sports stars have joined a stable that already includes the likes of Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford, Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha, and Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku.

Roc Nation Sports are also the exclusive consulting partner of European footballing powerhouse AC Milan.

The agency will manage all areas of Ngidi’s career, including his on-field contract, effective immediately.

“Lungi is a wonderful, talented, young man. He has the ability and the drive to be the best fast bowler in the world. We are thrilled to be on this journey with him, to achieve all of his goals and objectives on-and-off the field. His compassion, and his dedication to philanthropic work, aligns perfectly with our company values and spirit. South Africa is a very important market to Roc Nation and, having spent a lot of time on the continent over the last 12 months, our desire to support development of talent and offer a global platform for the stories of these incredible athletes to be told has grown 10-fold. The people of South Africa have welcomed us in with open arms and, as a company, we will continue to support the country in whatever way we can,” says Michael Yormark, President of Roc Nation Sports International.

Dylan Rogers
Dylan Rogers

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