Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) franchisee Rangpur Riders unveiled their team jersey for the upcoming season with a colourful gala event at International Convention City Bashundhara in the city on Monday.
Earlier in May this year, Rangpur Riders started their journey afresh under the care of country’s largest business conglomerate Bashundhara Group.
Bashundhara Group Vice-Chairman and Rangpur Riders Managing Director Safwan Sobhan Tasvir graced the jersey unveiling. Bashundhara Group Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir’s son Walid Sobhan was present on the occasion.
Among others, Rangpur Riders Chairman Mostafa Azad Mohiuddin and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), representatives from different sponsors of Rangpur, Publisher of the newspapers of East West Media Group Ltd Maynal Hossain Chowdhury, Bangladesh Pratidin Editor, NEWS24 CEO and Radio Capital CEO Naem Nizam, Kaler Kantho Editor Imdadul Haque Milon and Executive Editor Mostafa Kamal, Bashundhara Group Media Adviser Mohammad Abu Tayeb, Adviser (PR) and AHR Head Lt Col (Retd) Khandaker Abdul Wahed, Senior Executive Director (Accounts and Finance) and Bashundhara Kings Director Imrul Hassan and other officials of Bashundhara Group were present.
Rangpur Riders head coach Tom Moody and skipper Mashrafe Mortaza along with domestic and overseas players attended the function.
Mashrafe said: “I would like to thank Mr Safwan Sobhan for arranging this wonderful event for us.
Please pray for us so that we can play positive cricket in the tournament.”
Mashrafe also said that this year Rangpur have formed a good team with a bunch of skilled cricketers. He hailed coach Tom Moody and hoped for better results.
Rangpur Riders Chairman Mostafa Azad Mohiuddin hoped his team will reach the pinnacle of the BPL this year.
Team’s head coach Moody also expressed optimism by saying that Rangpur have the potential and calibre to claim the title this season.
An android game named “Rangpur Riders Cricket Star” was also launched in the ceremony yesterday. This is the first time a BPL franchisee has taken steps to launch android-based application.
The money-spinning tournament is all set to begin on November 4 in Sylhet.