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DreamCricket.com confirmed today that Radiant Info Systems will return as the title sponsor for its Twenty20 championship to be held over the Labor Day weekend (September 4-6, 2010) at Watsessing Park in Bloomfield, New Jersey.
Radiant Info, with offices in India and USA, is a leading global Information Technology company providing services and solutions to a broad range of industry verticals. Speaking on the company's sponsorship, Venu Myneni, CEO of Radiant Info said: "The Twenty20 format is key to unlocking cricket's potential in North America. We are encouraged by the response that the Radiant Info T20 received last year and honored to have our company associated with the biggest cricket tournament in the region. We hope that the tournament continues to serve as a catalyst in the sport's growth in USA."
In recognition of the title sponsorship, the tournament will be identified by the Radiant Info name in all promotional material including the tournament website - www.RadiantInfoT20.com.
Ms. Kranthi Bayya, CEO of DreamCricket.com said: "For two years now, Radiant Info has aligned with our vision to create a tournament that serves as a platform for all young and aspirational cricketers in this part of the world. We are grateful for their continuing support." Besides $10,000 in prizes, the awards presented at the Radiant Info T20 tournament include 'Spirit of Cricket' awards, Man of the Match awards, awards recognizing cricketing skill and talent, and a special award to the most talented U.S. born cricketer in the tournament.
The company also announced that Bedessee Sporting Goods, Compass Tours, Collabera, Global Data and Ceera Investments have also signed on as sponsors for this year's Radiant Info T20 tournament. "Cricket encourages American values of justice and fair play in the context of a team sport. Our dream for DreamCricket.com is to reach out to more Americans by promoting these attributes of the exciting game of cricket. We thank all our sponsors for believing in our dream," Ms. Bayya said.
EBC 1170 AM is the tournament's radio partner.
Talking about the sponsors, Ms. Bayya said, "The fact that six of the sponsors on the list we are announcing today are returning for 2010 shows that the tournament is successful in delivering on its value proposition. A lot of planning goes into conducting this event and the tournament continues to draw the best talent, media attention and the most eye balls for any T20 event in USA."
In addition to top local players, the tournament will feature over a dozen cricketers who have played international or first class cricket. The cricketers will represent six teams - New England Pioneers, New York Destroyers, Gentlemen of Philadelphia, New Jersey Daredevils, Washington DC and the All Stars.
Thanking Compass Tours for their silver sponsorship, Ms. Bayya said: "Compass Tours believes that visiting the Indian subcontinent is about having a truly unforgettable experience. We welcome their support of cricket in the region and are confident that we can help them reach the cricket-playing demographic. With the 2011 World Cup in the sub-continent, we expect that a lot of cricket fans will be seeking the meticulous planning that goes into private tours offered by Compass Tours."
For Collabera, a global outsourcing provider, the tournament provides an opportunity to support cricket in the region. "We are committed to the growth of cricket in USA and are supportive of DreamCricket.com's efforts in this area," said Ashwin Rao, Collabera's Global Head of Business Development.
Bedessee Sporting Goods, a division of Bedessee Imports, is a well known name in the cricket community. For Bedessee, cricket is not just a passion, it is the company's business. "As a returning sponsor, we want our sponsorship to be seen as endorsement of the tournament. This tournament serves as the window to cricket for an increasing number of sports fans in the region," Chub Bedessee, VP of Sports for Bedessee Imports said.