Indian dairy giant Amul is the main sponsor of the Afghan cricket team in this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup, which will take place in England and Wales, reports Indian Television.
The company’s logo will be displayed on the leading arm portion of the players’ jerseys, as well as on their training kits throughout the whole world cup, which will take place from 30 May to 14 July.
"We are excited about being associated with Afghanistan Cricket for the first time and Amul is hopeful that this team, rated as the fastest growing team in International cricket, will deliver an outstanding performance in the World Cup" GCMMF Managing Director Dr RS Sodhi said.
Sodhi revealed that the relationship Amul had with Afghanistan went back many years; in 1969 Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, who was popularly referred to as Frontier Gandhi, had come down to India in 1969 and studied Amul’s work. After that, multiple delegations of female Afghan milk producers had travelled to India to visit Amul.
Moreover, Amul’s milk powders and baby food exports to Afghanistan have been continuing for the last twenty years.
CEO of Afghanistan Cricket Board, Mr Asadullah Khan, said, "This is a big moment for Afghanistan cricket and we are extremely happy that Amul will sponsor us for the World Cup. This is the first time we will play in the World Cup as a full member and the preparations are good. We hope to do well".
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