Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mandira's cricket, cocktails and conversation

It’s T20 season and kickstarting the excitement this time round is Citibank, the IPL’s official bank, with an afternoon of cricket, cocktails and conversation between television anchor Mandira Bedi and Deccan Chargers’ star player Rohit Sharma — the winner of the 2009 Citi U-23 Success of the League Award.

He unveiled the trophy for 2010 after interacting with guests at the Citibank initiative in which Mandira conducted a lively cricket quiz and Sharma himself gave children present tips on bowling.

Of Sharma winning the award last year, IPL Commissioner and Chairman Lalit Modi said, “Rohit was the deserving winner. The DLF IPL is the perfect opportunity for young players to make their mark at a global event and showcase the skills that will make them future stars. It is great that Citi places such an emphasis on success in young people. I am sure that the Citi U-23 Success of the League Award will be a prize all aspiring cricket stars will covet.”

Vijay Ramchandran, Chief Marketing Officer, Citi South Asia, added, “We are pleased that our smartly chosen avenue through the IPL has helped us reach out to millions of Indians and establish long-term relationships with our customers, the majority of whom love cricket. We have launched a host of interesting offers that will give them an opportunity to enjoy the IPL Season 3 live in the stadia.”

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