Deal Announced in Abu Dhabi on the Eve of IPL 7
Abu Dhabi, UAE: UST Global, a California based IT services and solutions company has today announced a sponsorship deal with leading Indian Premier League cricket franchise, Chennai Super Kings. The announcement was made during a press conference in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi, ahead of the seventh edition of the IPL.
The three year deal beginning in April 2014 with the two-time Indian Premier League champions adds to UST’s growing portfolio of sport sponsorship globally. The agreement will see the UST Global logo appear on the leading arm of the playing shirt, and on the back of the team’s helmets and caps.
Chennai Super Kings will begin their IPL 7 campaign against the Kings XI Punjab at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on April 18.
Sajan Pillai, CEO of UST Global, said: “I am delighted to be announcing this partnership with the Chennai Super Kings on the eve of the seventh edition of the IPL, Chennai Super Kings are innovators and pioneers of what has become one of the most valuable sports leagues in the world, and an ideal partner for our expanding business.
“We believe in sport’s unique ability to engage with a mass audience, particularly sports such as cricket that enjoy a fanatical following. We believe that this landmark agreement will offer us leverage into the league’s huge global audience, especially in key markets across the Indian Subcontinent and Asia to effectively promote our end-to-end IT services and solutions. We look forward to working with the Chennai Super Kings team.”
Rakesh Singh, President of Marketing at India Cements – owners of the Chennai Super Kings franchise, said: "We are proud to be associated with and happy to welcome UST Global as one of our principal sponsors. I am sure that this association with an organization that offers information technology solutions and services to Global 1000 companies, will enhance Chennai Super Kings’ brand value and widen our fan base in the Middle East.
“As a brand, the Chennai Super Kings has over the years constantly innovated and created many platforms to spread the game amongst its fans. As with our other sponsors, we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with UST Global and we are sure that this association will accelerate our engagement with a whole new fan base."
The new playing shirt was unveiled at the press briefing by UST Global CEO Sajan Pillai together with Chennai Super Kings and India team captain, MS Dhoni.
About UST Global
UST Global is a leading provider of end-to-end IT Services and Solutions for Global 1000 companies. Established in 1998 and headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, UST Global has operations in USA, India, Mexico, Spain, UK, Malaysia, Philippines, and Singapore. UST Global is a technology leader with profound domain expertise across the following industries: Healthcare & Insurance, Retail, Financial Services, Transportation & Logistics, Manufacturing & Automotive, Telecommunication and Media & Entertainment. By focusing on the business model of ‘fewer CLIENTS, more ATTENTION’, UST Global strives for excellence in providing their clients with the best service and commitment to long-term client success. With 14,000 employees, UST Global's growth and clientele have been impressive. Please visit www.ust-global.com for more information.
About Chennai Super Kings
The Chennai Super Kings is one of eight competing teams promoted by the Indian premier League. Founded in 2008, 'Chennai Super Kings' is captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni from the very first season and coached by Stephen Fleming. The team is based out of Chennai and is owned by India Cements Limited, which is one of the leading producers of cement in South India.
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