To mark the occasion Bengal Tigers unveiled its jersey
Dubai, 22nd October 2018: The UAE-based Danube group has signed Bangladesh Cricket team Opener, Tamim Iqbal as its brand ambassador for the Bangladesh market. One of Bangladesh's fastest growing talents, Tamim Iqbal has already made a place for himself in the cricketing world as an aggressive left-handed opener. The 29-year-old is becoming a role-model for the young cricketers.
His ability with the bat was brought to notice at an early age when he smashed 112 off 71 balls against England in an Under-19 game to take his side to victory. This young energetic champion hails from a family of cricketers and it would be fair to say that the sport runs in his blood.
Talking about the new partnership Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman Danube Group said: “I am honoured to sign Mr Tamim as our brand ambassador for Bangladesh. We all have witnessed his brave and breath-taking game recently in Asia cup, where he batted with one hand after the fall of Bangladesh’s ninth wicket this clearly reflects his commitment and NEVER SAY DIE ATTITUDE. . It is definitely our privilege to work with someone who has the same values and passion for excellence as all of us at the Danube. We are delighted to welcome him to our group and look forward to a fruitful and lasting relationship with him.”
Danube’s Managing Director Anis Sajan, also known as ‘Mr Cricket’ in UAE, was thrilled with this partnership and said: “Much of Bangladesh's success can be credited to his aggressive ways of batting and his pure skill and talent with the bat. He is full of self-belief and gives his 100 percent on whatever he does. We always want to associate with someone who reflects the same quality as us. And we are confident that Tamim qualities resonate with our qualities. We are very happy to have him as the face of Danube Group in Bangladesh for years to come. Also, Tamim will be face of Bengal Tigers for the upcoming T10 cricket league”
Tamim Iqbal, on the occasion, said: “I believe that Danube group is a synonym to hard work. I have been an admirer of the brand for some time now. Danube Group success story is also very inspiring. Honestly, it gives me immense pleasure to be part of the group which is one of the UAE’s largest diversified conglomerates with interests in building materials, property and home improvement. Additionally, I am excited to be the face of Bengal Tigers and wish to bring the trophy back home”
Sudhesh Giriyan, COO, Xpress Money, said, “The T10 format of the game, although new, has gained popularity among cricket fans and is widely followed by various diasporas not only in the UAE, but around the world. Bengal Tigers, one of the strongest teams in the league, has a great line-up of players that are backed by experience and proven track records; we are proud to have signed up to be the principal sponsor of the team. We continually look to partner and collaborate with like-minded brands that share the same passion as us, be it in sport or business”.
The Group Advisor and Board Director of iB Cricket’s Global Marketing Arm, Mr. Sanjiv K Aiyar said “This is an exciting combination of iB Cricket: the world’s most immersive vSport and Bengal Tigers: the energetic line up of players in T10. As we mark on the global launch of iB Cricket across 30 countries, this association will be very impactful in the GCC and Middle East region”
The sponsors for the team Bengal Tigers include Xpress Money, iB cricket, Filli café, Pressman and CITY 1016.
Previous brand ambassadors for the group include Sunil Gavaskar, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shilpa Shetty, Sushmita Sen and Juhi Chawla among others.