Aussie Cricket Greats Named in Tata Motors Backed IPL Team

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Mumbai: Tata Motors, through its Prima truck brand has become the Official title Sponsor of IPL cricket team, the Kings XI Punjab, featuring Australian stars Mitchell Johnson, Glen Maxwell, Shaun Marsh and George Bailey.

Following in the footsteps of fellow Australian Adam Gilchrist, Bailey will captain the team in the eighth season of the eight-team competition.

Runners up in last years competition, the Kings XI Punjab welcomed Tata Motors to the team and they were so impressed they stepped up to become the Official Title Sponsor for the upcoming season.

Representing Tata Motors Prima, Mr. Ravi Pisharody, Executive Director, Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors, Mr. R. Ramakrishnan, Senior Vice President, Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors and Mr. UT Ramprasad, Head – Marketing Communications, Tata Motors were present at the event, along with Ms. Preity Zinta Co- Promoter and Chairperson, Kings XI Punjab, Mr. Mohit Burman, Co-promoter and Director, Kings XI Punjab, Mr. Fraser Castellino, Chief Operating Officer, Kings XI Punjab and the team’s marquee player Virender Sehwag.

Reflecting the determined, energetic and enthusiastic spirit of the team, Kings XI Punjab’s playing jersey was unveiled at the event.

Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Ravi Pisharody, Executive Director, Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors said “Tata Motors Prima is delighted to partner Kings XI Punjab for the second year in a row; one of the most exciting franchises with some of the finest records in the Indian Premier League. With the Tata Prima we bring the same passion and commitment to our customers, as the King XI Punjab team, with a star line-up of some of finest cricketers in the world. We wish "The Lions" the very best for this season of IPL and hope to see them emerge as the victors ".

Mr. Mohit Burman, Co-promoter and Director, Kings XI Punjab said, “We are pleased to extend our relationship with Tata Motors Prima as our Title Sponsor. The franchise would like to welcome them onboard for this season. This extension indeed testifies the faith the brand instills in the franchise and on this note, we are geared to enter the season with the confidence to excel. With the team’s outstanding performance both on and off the field, we are sure that this partnership will further prove to be mutually beneficial for both the brands.”

Kings XI Punjab will play their first match on April 8, 2015 against Rajasthan Royals at MCA International Stadium, Pune.

Tata Motors vehicles are imported into Australia by Fusion Automotive, which is part of the Walkinshaw Group and established late 2013 to market the six-model, Tata Xenon LCV range.

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