Lahore August 23, 2012: The Unveiling of Event Logo of Pakistan Vs Australia series was held today at National Cricket Academy Lahore. Chairman PCB Ch. M. Zaka Ashraf , Mr. Owais Ashraf COO- COOL & COOL, Adnan Anwar Khan- Group Head, Retail and Middle Markets Central - Bank Alfalah unveiled the event logo of the series. The Title sponsor of the series is Cool & Cool and the Presenting Sponsor of the series is Bank Alfalah while Zong and MMA Group are the co-sponsors.
The series would be called Bank Alfalah presents Cool & Cool ODI Cup and Bank Alfalah Presents Cool Cool T20 Cup Pakistan Vs Australia Series 2012.
The matches will be held in the UAE from 28 August till 10 September. The Bank Alfalah Presents Cool & Cool Cup 2012 will comprise 3 One Day International Matches and 3 T20Internationals.
Commenting on the event Ch. Zaka Ashraf, Chairman PCB, said:
"It gives me great pleasure to introduce the sponsors for the upcoming Pakistan vs Australia series being played in UAE later this month. We appreciate the support that we are receiving from Pakistan’s corporate sector and thank them for their sincere efforts. On behalf of PCB we thank our current sponsors Bank Al Falah, Cool and Cool, Zong and MMA for their participation in the upcoming series. I hope that fans would get to watch very entertaining contest. We wish Team Pakistan best of luck for the series."
Mr. Owais Ashraf, COO, COOL & COOL said:
"It was an honour for our group to sponsor such a high profile series between two cricket loving countries. We got an overwhelming response last time and are anticipating an even better response this time from the series. We wish both teams and hope to see competitive cricket during the series”.
Adnan Anwar Khan- Group Head, Retail and Middle Markets Central - Bank Alfalah said at the occasion,
"Cricket is the most popular sport in the country and we believe that corporate entities need to keep on investing in this sport to develop the game at the international and grass root level. This will considerably motivate young talent in our country to come forward and exhibit their cricketing skills and make us proud as a nation.” He further said that as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Bank Alfalah has been committed to actively support sports and cricket in particular year on year since 2005 and will continue to sponsor cricketing series played by our national team.
Mr. Usman Ishaq, Executive Director Zong said:
"China Mobile Pakistan is committed towards the promotion of sports and will support PCB in future also”.
Mr. Malik Naureed Awan Chairman MMA Group said:
" MMA Group is always proud of being the official sponsors of PCB and aims to take this partnership to the next levels”.
ODI Matches are Day & Night and will start at 6pm. T-20 Matches are Night Matches and will start at 8pm. All matches will be aired live on Ten Sports and PTV Sports.