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Pune IPL team gets Gulf Oil and Spykar as sponsors

MUMBAI: Sanjiv Goenka-owned Rising Pune Supergiants has roped in Gulf Oil as principle sponsor and jeans-wear brand Spykar as its associate sponsor for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The team led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni will wear jerseys with the Spykar logo (on the back) and Gulf Oil logo.

“IPL is one of the few sporting events which cuts across the entire spectrum of towns & cities and audiences as well. IPL has huge women fan following too– striking the chord well with Spykar’s newly launched women’s collection. And which better team to deliver this audience than the Rising Pune Supergiants led by the super cool, super star and the most ecstatic performer MS Dhoni along with teammates like R Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith & Faf du Plessis,” said Spykar Lifestyle director and chief operating officer Sanjay Vakharia,

Rising Pune Supergiants CEO Raghu Iyer said, “The core nucleus of our team is strong and the talent is unparalled, similar to the Brand attributes which are followed closely by Spykar, which represents the youth of this Country.” On the association with Gulf Oil he added, “We are delighted to be associated with Gulf in this latest season of IPL. We have a strong team that has the likes of Dhoni, Rahane, Pieterson, Steven Smith, Faf Du Plessis, R. Ashwin, and a host of other superstars. We go into the season, hopeful and determined in our quest for success.”

“We are happy to be one of the principal sponsors of the Indian Premier league’s latest debutante, Rising Pune Supergiants. We have always been associated with winning teams be it Aston Martin Racing, Chennai Super Kings, Manchester United and now with a strong line up under the leadership of Captain MS Dhoni, we are sure that the team Rising Pune Supergiants will live up to the shared value of top performance. We believe this partnership will aid us in strengthening our brand and connecting directly with the cricket loving youth of the country,” said Gulf Oil Lubricants India MD Ravi Chawla.