27th Sports, backed by the investment firm, 27th Investments, has onboarded one of India’s leading branded apparel manufacturers, Kewal Kiran Clothing Limited (KKCL), popularly known for its Killer Jeans brand, as the title sponsor for the two Tests in the upcoming India tour of Bangladesh.
After concluding the ODI series, the two-match Test series between India and Bangladesh will commence on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram near Dhaka.
In the previous month, 27th Investments acquired the marketing mandate for the bilateral series between India and Bangladesh.
Speaking about this development, Hemant Jain, Joint Managing Director of KKCL, said, “We are delighted to announce our title sponsorship for the India-Bangladesh Test series 2022. The partnership offers a unique opportunity to be a part of this series, especially in Bangladesh, which is one of the prominent cricketing nations in the world. The ODI series has had a brilliant kick off with both teams competing at their best. We at KKCL have always promoted cricket by showcasing Brand “Killer” along with our other in-house brands LawmanPg3, Integriti, Easies, Desibelle in the sponsorship arena and we strongly believe that cricket is a very important medium for our brand enhancement. We would like to thank the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and 27th Sports to have given us this wonderful opportunity. We cannot wait to watch the action unfold and wish the tournament organisers, teams and players every success in this series.”
Impress Mattra Consortium Partner Sana-ul Arefeen said, “It gives me immense pleasure to welcome KKCL which has come in as the Title sponsor of the Bangladesh-India Test series. Bangladesh always welcomes international brands and taking them on board has always been a pleasure.”
Commenting on this association, 27th Sports CEO and Co-Founder Sangeet Shirodkar said, “KKCL has created a niche in the apparel segment which is unique and at the same time ever expanding with their broader marketing and strategic outlook. KKCL coming in as the title sponsor of the India-Bangladesh Test series is not only a testimony to their commitment towards creating far reaching brand visibility and enhancement through sports but at the same time a commitment of support for the growth and development of sports in the region and a new emerging market like Bangladesh. We are extremely happy to have them on board.”
27th Sports Chairman and Co-founder Sanjay Bector said, “The series has generated a lot of interest in the cricketing world, and it couldn’t have been a better opportunity for KKCL and 27th Sports to come together and make this event a success.”
The ODI series concluded over the weekend on Saturday with the hosts claiming the series 2-1. The tourists will head into this first Test without their regular captain, Rohit Sharma, who suffered an injury in the second ODI. He is likely to join the team ahead of the second Test on Thursday, December 22 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.