Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Wednesday announced title, presenting and other sponsors and unveiled the logo for the home series against England 2015-16 in the UAE at a local hotel in Lahore in presence of Chairman PCB Shaharyar Mohammad Khan and representative of all major sponsors.
“Despite the major setback of being unable to host its international cricket at home, PCB has not just remained solvent but flourished financially. And I must acknowledge loyal sponsors of Pakistan cricket have a contribution in keeping Pakistan cricket afloat. The bevy of sponsors you see here have been with us for the last several years. And PCB appreciates their corporate support,” Chairman PCB Shaharyar Khan said on the occasion.
“In recent times, other than a blip here and there, Team Pakistan has performed and conducted itself well in international cricket. The series against England is an important and competitive one against a form team that has just reclaimed the Ashes. But I expect that Team Pakistan shall perform well enough to prevail over England,” he added.
Javed Afridi, CEO Haier, reassured its group’s continued support to Pakistan cricket at every level, in domestic and international cricket. Ali Habib, Head of Corporate Affairs & Marketing at UBL said, “UBL has a history rich in supporting all sports, particularly cricket. Our commitment to cricket is reflected in not only sponsoring bilateral series but also managing our sports complex and training facilities, which are frequently used for domestic cricket. We also have a team playing in first class cricket. We are excited to be the presenting sponsors for the Pakistan versus England Series – one of the most anticipated cricketing events of the year.”
Khawaja Atif Riaz Sikka, Director, Brighto Paints – one of the co-sponsors of the series against England, said, his company has always played a vital role in promoting our national heroes and indigenous sport. “We would continue sponsoring Pakistan cricket, locally and internationally under the aegis of PCB.”
Adeel Akhtar, Regional Sales Manager Central, J. Junaid Jamshed, thanked PCB for providing his brand the opportunity to sponsor the bilateral series against England.