Bashundhara to sponsor Rangpur Riders
A press conference for team Rangpur Riders held at the Hotel Le Meridien in Dhaka at 12:30 pm yesterday ahead of the fourth edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) starting from tomorrow.
On the occasion, the team jersey was unveiled with a colorful event. A contract signing ceremony also completed among the sponsors.
Country’s one of the largest conglomerates Bashundhara Group will sponsor Rangpur Riders. Bashundhara Group is known for their participation in the sports arena of Bangladesh and for patronizing sports to the mass people of the country.
Dr Kazi Ertaza Hassan, chairman of Rangpur Riders and editor & publisher at the National Daily Vorer Pata, senior vice-president Ziaur Rahman, managing director Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, vice-president Mahbub Rahman Rohel, CEO Kazi Shamim Mehadi, CEO Shafkat Rahman, team manager Sanwar Hossain, head coach Javed Omar Belim and journalists from different medias were present on the occasion.
Dr Kazi Ertaza Hassan, chairman of Rangpur Riders said, “I am a journalist but I joined with cricket from my feelings and patriotism. I want to promote cricket. I got inspiration from our honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Though our PM remains busy with her work, but she took details news about Bangladesh National Cricket Team. In future I will take more initiative for the development of our cricket.”
“I want to establish a cricket academy in Rangpur. Our establishment work will start from next February. I hope everybody will be with us in our journey,” he added.
The fourth edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) will be on field from fourth of November. Rangpur Riders prepared a balance team including the specialist and the young players. They got Soumya Sarkar as iconic player. Pakistani batsman Shahid Afridi will lead the team. All the seven franchises are busy giving the final touch to their teams before coming on the field.
Rangpur Riders will face Khulna Titans at their inaugural match which will be held at 7:15 pm on Friday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.