Airtel India – New Zealand Test & T20 Cricket Series Trophy unveiled




Hyderabad, August 21, 2012: Cricket lovers gear up for another exciting series brought to you by Bharti Airtel. Airtel India – New Zealand cricket series consisting of 2 Test and 2 T20 matches is all set to begin on 23rd August at Hyderabad. Bharti Airtel, title sponsor of the tournament and a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa – today unveiled the glittering trophy of Airtel India-New Zealand Test and T20 Cricket Series in a special ceremony held in the city today. The trophy, designed by Frazer and Haws in silver with 24 karat gold plating, was unveiled by Sharlin Thayil, CEO Bharti Airtel, AP along with the captain of the Indian cricket team, M. S. Dhoni and captain of the New Zealand cricket team, Ross Taylor.

Airtel India - New Zealand Test & T20 Cricket Series Trophy unveiled

Airtel India – New Zealand Test & T20 Cricket Series Trophy unveiled

Cricket lovers of the twin cities can now watch their favorite cricketing heroes battle it out on the field starting 23rd August. The first match of the series will be played in Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal.

Addressing the media on the occasion, Mr. Sharlin Thayil, CEO – Andhra Pradesh, Bharti Airtel Limited said, “Airtel’s recent successful campaigns have helped our enthusiastic and young customers to identify with their brand. Keeping this in mind, we at Airtel are proud to associate with cricket as a sport that represents the passion and spirit that India today truly stands for. Our philosophy of supporting different sports is a way of connecting with the youth who are our brand ambassadors. Through our association with cricket we will strengthen brand Airtel’s youthful positioning and appeal to the masses of this country”.

Bharti Airtel has been awarded the series sponsorship rights by the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) for all international cricket matches to be played in India till 2013.

Airtel India – New Zealand 2012 series schedule

Date & Time

Match details

Venue

23rd Aug, 9:30 am

1st Test Match

Rajiv Gandhi Int. Stadium, Hyderabad

31st Aug, 9:30 am

2nd Test Match

Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

8th Sep, 8 pm

1st T20

Indira Priyadarshini Stadium, Vizag

11th Sep, 8 pm

2nd T20

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

About Bharti Airtel

Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 5 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G services, fixed line, high speed broadband through DSL, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G mobile services. Bharti Airtel had over 262 million customers across its operations at the end of July 2012. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com

 

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