KSCA on Friday announced The Shriram Group as the title sponsor for the marquee Maharaja Trophy KSCA T20 at a press conference held at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. They come on board as title sponsors for a period of 3 years, commencing this season.
Welcoming the conglomerate, KSCA President Roger Binny said “In the spirit of KSCA’s vision of achieving greater sporting excellence in Karnataka, we are pleased to work with the Shriram Group, who are joining us as title sponsors for a term of three years. Thank you, Shriram Group, for believing in the KSCA vision and supporting Karnataka cricket.”
The marquee Twenty20 cricket tournament will be organised in the memory of the HRH late Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, the former President of KSCA and Maharaja of Mysore. The Maharaja Trophy KSCA T20 will commence on 7th August in Mysore with the first leg of matches being held at the Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar Ground in Mysore. A total of 18 matches will be held in Mysore followed by a total of 16 matches including the final being held in Bengaluru at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Shriram Capital is the holding company of the Shriram Group which has a dominant presence in lending, general insurance, life insurance, wealth management, asset management and other financial services businesses. The Group manages assets more than Rs 2 lakh crores. Mr. D.V. Ravi, Managing Director Shriram Capital Limited said, “We are very happy to be the title sponsor for the Maharaja Trophy KSCA T-20 Tournament. The Shriram Group has been actively involved with various State Associations in promoting cricket. The Group is also the Title sponsor for Tamil Nadu Premier League and Andhra Premier League. We are proud to partner with KSCA in this event as Karnataka has produced many world class cricketers and is one of the top teams in the country. We wish the tournament a grand success”.
Mr. M. Murali, Chairman and Managing Director of Shriram Properties said “The Shriram Group has a strong commitment to the development of cricket in Karnataka and is passionate about promoting sportsmanship, discipline and integrity among its youth. We are confident that the Maharaja Trophy KSCA T20 will be a great platform for teams and players from all corners of Karnataka to come together and showcase their talent.”
The player draft for the much-awaited tournament will be held at Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday and broadcast live on Star Sports Kannada. The two-week T20 extravaganza will be telecast live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports Kannada. It will also be streamed live on the Fancode app for larger consumption.