~Successfully bids for star players Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Bravo ~
Newly formed Rajkot IPL Team owned by Intex Mobiles today announced its first bandwagon of players for the upcoming IPL season 9. In the auctions held for the two newly formed teams, Intex managed to win some of the brightest stars of the game for its team. The bid for this season was held at NCA Grounds in Mumbai, Maharashtra today. At the auction, the team successfully bid for Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner and Brendon McCullum at rates of 12.5 Cr, 9.5 Cr, 5.5 Cr and 7.5 Cr respectively. With this, the Rajkot IPL team has set the ball rolling for a star-studded line-up to represent the team in the season 9 of IPL, starting 09th April 2016.
Rajkot IPL Team has managed to pick some brilliant talent at the auctions with players like Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Australian all-rounder James Faulkner, Brendon McCullum becomes first overseas player to be picked and their fifth and final player at the draft today was Dwayne Bravo.
“Our intent is to put together a really strong team to ensure a thrilling tournament for the fans. I am very happy with the players that we have been able to fix today as they are amongst the best talents in the sports. Being a new team we will inject new ideas and hopefully add lots of excitement to the upcoming season.” stated, Mr Keshav Bansal, Owner, Rajkot IPL Team and Director, Intex Technologies.
“Intex is the leading domestic mobile handset brand in Gujarat and have a huge connect with the people of the state. We are absolutely delighted and it is an honor for us to bring the IPL to the vibrant and cricket loving state of Gujarat.I am confident of getting the love and support of our fans in Rajkot and all across the state.” added, Mr Keshav Bansal.
Intex Technologies, the No.1 Indian mobile handset brand with a close to 12% per cent market share in the Indian mobile phone market, hopes the ownership will help it create a brand value synonymous to the state, only cementing its positioning as a brand of Indian origin.