Deccan Chargers sign Emirates as team sponsor
Deccan Chargers have signed international airline Emirates as team sponsors for three IPL seasons, starting from April 7. ‘We are proud to have a leading global brand like Emirates as our Team Sponsor for the next three seasons of the IPL,’ said Gayatri Reddy, co-owner of the Deccan Chargers. ‘We are confident this association with Emirates will be fruitful. With an exciting new squad and sponsor, we look forward to the tournament and repeating our winning performance in DLF IPL 2012.’ Emirates vice-president India and Nepal, Orhan Abbas, said, ‘Through this sponsorship we have the chance to connect with the people of 122 destinations and show our ongoing commitment to a nation which Emirates has been serving since we began operating in 1985.’ The Deccan Chargers – whose home games will be played at Vizag, Cuttack and Hyderabad – will feature a host of star players such as Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, who will captain the side, Proteas JP Duminy and Dale Steyn, as well as Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel.