By Asghar Ali Mubarak
RAWALPINDI: National T20 Cool & Cool Presents JAZZ Cup 2016 starts at Rawalpindi from 25-August 2016 tomorrow, inaugural match will be played between Karachi Regions (W)-Karachi Region (B), all arrangements are completed in this connection. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on other day launched the Cool & Cool presents Jazz National T20 Cup 2016 with great fanfare at the National Cricket Academy, Lahore by unveiling the event logo and introducing the bevy of tournament and team sponsors in the presence of print and electronic media and the Board’s upper tier managements. Eight teams are contesting in Cool & Cool Presents Jazz National T20 CUP 2016 from August 25, 2016 to September 16, 2016 in Rawalpindi and Multan, respectively. The main sponsor JAZZ has always been an instrumental force in supporting cricket and cricketing talent in Pakistan. Under its revitalized positioning ‘Dunya Ko Bataa Do’, the brand continues to build new platforms for the amazing emerging Pakistani cricket talent who dare to dream big. Jazz aims to be the bridge for the Pakistani youth to realize their dreams and garner success. Latest its long standing association with cricket, Jazz National T20 Cup is a strong initiative that the brand believes is a positive step towards promoting and grooming Pakistani cricket talent to produce the next generation of cricketing heroes.
Mr. Shakeel Shaikh, Member BoG, PCB, Speaking on the Occasion thanked all the Event sponsors for their support to Cricket Pakistan and to the teams of each region. Mr. Shakeel Shaikh assured them competitive game of cricket in the tournament.
“I congratulate the Board for organizing this tournament in two different cities for the first time. We are expecting huge crowds to come and witness their heroes playing. ”
The Director Marketing Mobilink Mr.Shahbaz Maqsood Khan Said that “Dunya Ko Bataa Do” is a pledge that Jazz has taken to provide platforms and opportunities for prospective Pakistani talent to show the world their immense capabilities. Cricket is an irrefutable passion of Pakistanis and we are constantly at a quest to bring it even closer to the people. Jazz strongly believes that there is abundant cricket talent in Pakistan. It just needs the right opportunities and avenues to shine bright. The Jazz National T20 Cup will showcase talent from all across Pakistan and through this initiative we will be setting the foundation stone for fresh talent to make a mark and move ahead to be future cricket champions that will make Pakistan proud. Jazz is extremely proud to be part of this venture and sees it as the need of the hour. We resolve to nurture and groom cricket and the abundant talent in Pakistan through various initiatives and collaborations.”The Director Marketing & Sales, Cool & Cool , Mr. Farhan Sanghani, assured PCB full support at all times for Pakistan Cricket at home soil or abroad. Cool & Cool has been a continuous sponsor of Pakistan’s International Cricket Series at U.A.E including PSL and now feels proud to continue the Presenting Sponsorship of the Pakistan Domestic Cricket.
The Director Sales & Marketing, Mr. Atif Riaz Sikka, Brighto Paints the leading paint manufacturers in Pakistan having there operational networks in Afghanistan, UAE, Saudi Arabia & South Africa, has always played a vital role in promoting our National heroes and local talent. Brighto Paints has always worked a step ahead to give our talent International exposure. Whether it is in the field of Education or through Hockey, Football and Cricket or any other sport. The Brighto Paints is continuous Sponsor of Pakistan’s Cricket for past many years including International Home & Away Cricket Series, Pakistan Super League 2016, and Domestic Cricket Seasons. He said that our management’s vision is to always support young talent and to change the mindset of international media, reveal the soft image of our mother land. The Brighto Paints is committed to continue their efforts in bringing about this change to promoting/supporting all sports in Pakistan and help young talent to reveal their ability on international platforms. The Brighto Paints is the co-sponsor of National T20 & has also Sponsored Lahore Blues in this tournament.
The Regional Head Punjab, J. Junaid Jamshed, Mr. Muhammad Adeel Akhtar, Spoke Person Mohammad Ali Mufti Head of Sales & Marketing J. stated at this occasion in their speeches that ‘’ It’s an honor and pleasure for J. to be associated with Pakistan Cricket and you all have witnessed that from last year or so J. is actively sponsoring cricket matches on National & International Level. J. Junaid Jamshed being the most favorite apparel brand of Pakistan always strives to support young cricket talent to come forward and make their places in National & International cricket squad. Such events like T20 help the selectors to spot on the talented individuals and prepare the stars of future. J. will keep supporting & sponsoring Game events & will play their part to bring back International cricket in Pakistan. As a National brand it’s our responsibility to play our part in the development of this country whether it is economical or Sports as we believe DIL DIL PAKISTAN JAN JAN Pakistan.
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