Hyderabad-based Heera Group will be the title sponsor for the upcoming T10 Cricket League. The innovative cricketing experience, which is all set to last for four days from December 14 to 17, will feature cricketers — Virender Sehwag, Shahid Afridi, Misbah-ul-Haq, Kumar Sangakkara, Eoin Morgan and Bangladesh’s all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.
The partnership was revealed at the Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad as part of the Indywood Film Festival. Franchisee representatives were also present at the event hosted to make the big announcement.
WWE star from India Dalip Singh Rana, better known as The Great Khali, was present at the event. “I have never played cricket. I didn’t get an opportunity to play, but love watching cricket and follow various matches. I wish this tournament a grand success,” said Khali.
Dr. Nowhera Shaik, Founder & CEO Heera Group said it was a honour to be associated with a novel concept like the T10 Cricket League. “As a business group, we have always backed innovative ideas. That has been a hallmark of our approach to business. So when this concept came along, I was keen that we get associated with it, as we ourselves come from the land where cricket is followed passionately.
T10 League innovator Shaji-ul-Mulk said that “around 100 current top cricketers and some young and budding talent are part of this exciting maiden League. It’s a South Asian League of six teams of which two teams are from India and two from Pakistan. Since the duration is short, the thrust will be on big shots to reach big total in the shortest time; only players with the talent to hit big shots will be part of this tournament.”
Six franchises – Punjabi Legends, Pakhtoons, Maratha Arabians, Bengal Tigers, Team Sri Lanka Cricket and Kerala Kings – based entirely on the South Asian region with their icon players will be seen in action during the tournament.