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|Headquarters||Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India|
Sanspareils Greenlands, commonly known by the abbreviation SG, is a cricket equipment manufacturer. Its balls are used in Test cricket and in the Ranji Trophy in India. They have a more prominent seam and are closer together than the Kookaburra balls used for Test matches in rest of the world apart from England and West Indies (Duke), resulting from the thicker thread used for stitching.Also, the balls are completely hand-crafted.
Brothers Kedarnath and Dwarakanath Anand established Sanspareils Co. in Sialkot in 1931. They were originally from Lahore where they apprenticed in their uncle's sports shop RICHIE Sports. In 1940 they established a company named Greenlands to facilitate export of their products. After the partition of India, the family moves to Agra and then settles in Meerut in 1950. Its factory has been in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh since 1950.
SG has been exporting bats manufactured in Meerut to the UK and Australia for most of the international cricket brands. The company has been the market leader in India with legends like Sunil Gavaskar, Mohammad Azharuddin and Rahul Dravid endorsing the brand. In 2008, Virender Sehwag became an SG brand ambassador.
Since 1994, all Test Matches played in India have been played with SG balls. SG bats have been used by Sunil Gavaskar and Rahul Dravid. Although its initials also matches with that of its previous user Sunil Gavaskar, its ownership isn't related to him. List of sponsorship are Shane Watson, Younus Khan, Hardik Pandya, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shakib Al Hasan, Mominul Haque, Parthiv Patel, Rishabh Pant, Amit Mishra, Prithvi Shaw, Vinay Kumar , Suresh Raina, , Karn Sharma , Gautam Gambhir , Krunal Pandya , Mayank Agarwal , Kieran Powell, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Evin Lewis, Dhananjaya de Silva And Rashid Khan
Suresh Raina used SG bats and kit since 2003 but is now sponsored by CEAT. Between 1992-1996 Kiran More, Ajay Sharma, Nayan Mongia, and many other International players started using SG cricket gear there on.