Lahore- January 29, 2016: Mobilink, the largest cellular network of Pakistan has partnered with Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League. Mobilink has a history of association with cricket and has taken multiple initiatives to promote Cricket in the country. The partnership with Lahore Qalandars will further strengthen Mobilink’s commitment to promoting cricket in Pakistan. To mark the partnership, an event was held in Lahore which was attended by Mobilink’s management, PCB officials, Lahore Qalandars Management, distinguished Media Personalities and fans.
Speaking at the event, Aamir Ibrahim, Deputy CEO and CCO-Mobilink said: “We intend to provide full support to the team. Lahore Qalandars is a formidable team which has a great probability of winning the PSL. We know the pulse of the nation and have always developed innovative products and services that bring cricket closer to Pakistan. This initiative reinforces our vision. We are proud to be a part of this league. I am confident that this partnership will greatly benefit Pakistan cricket and will help in revitalizing the sport in the country”.
The introduction of Pakistan Super League is a pivotal moment for Pakistan to revitalize the game of cricket in the country. Lahore Qalandars, one of the five cricketing franchises participating in the inaugural Pakistan Super League, comprises of a good mix of players.The squad comprises of Azhar Ali, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Umar Akmal, Sohaib Maqsood, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Rizwan, Kevon Cooper, Hammad Azam, Zafar Gohar, Mustafizur Rahman, Zia Ul Haq, Cameron Delport, Zohaib Khan, Naveed Yasin, Adnan Rasool, Abdul Razzaq, Mukhtar Ahmed, Ehsan Adil and Imran Butt.
Talking about the partnership, Shahbaz Maqsood Khan, Director Marketing, Mobilink said: “We feel that this partnership is an extremely positive step forward for Pakistani cricket; a step towards bringing international cricket back to Pakistan, for our cricketers to gain expertise and to providing a platform for our budding talent to showcase their prowess. When we back our teams, the winner is ultimately Pakistan. We owe our country this and much more”.
Lahore Qalandars will be battling it out with Karachi Kings, Islamabad United, Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators in the inaugural PSL T20 Tournament scheduled to take place in Dubai and Sharjah early next month. Lahore Qalandars will have its first match against Karachi Kings on February 5, 2016.
Mobilink is Pakistan’s leading provider of voice and data services. With over 36 million customers, Mobilink maintains market leadership with coverage in over 20,000 cities, towns and villages across Pakistan. With an investment of USD 4.3 billion in Pakistan, Mobilink continues to innovate through cutting-edge, state of the art technology, a portfolio of Mobile Financial Services, strongest brands, the largest portfolio of value added services, the largest bio-metric SIM verification footprint as well as the country’s largest network with over 9,000 cell sites. The company also has the largest distribution and call center network that enables it to offer wider accessibility and quality customer services across Pakistan.