Indian dairy giants Amul will be the official sponsors of the Afghanistan Cricket Team at the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 in England. The tournament will be Afghanistan’s first as a full member of the ICC (International Cricket Council). The Afghans are currently ranked No.10 in the world rankings.
RS Sodhi, managing director of GCMMF which markets the brand Amul said as quoted by Exchange4media.com:
“We are excited about being associated with Afghanistan Cricket for the first time and Amul is hopeful that this team, rated as the fastest growing team in International cricket, will deliver outstanding performance in the World Cup. Amul and Afghanistan share an old association. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, popularly known as Frontier Gandhi had visited Amul in 1969 and had met Dr. V Kurien and studied the activities of our dairy cooperative.”
— Amul.coop (@Amul_Coop) May 7, 2019
Asadullah Khan, CEO of Afghanistan Cricket Board was also elated with Amul sponsoring the national team, commenting:
“This is a big moment for Afghanistan cricket and we are extremely happy that Amul will sponsor us for the World Cup. This is the first time we will play in the World Cup as a full member and the preparations are good. We hope to do well.”
This is not the first time that Amul has associated themselves with a national team heading into a major ICC tournament. The dairy brand had sponsored the New Zealand team during the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.
Afghanistan will begin their World Cup campaign with their brand new jersey against the mighty Australians on June 1.
— Amul.coop (@Amul_Coop) May 8, 2019