IDBI Federal Life Insurance becomes the Title Sponsor for the 12th D Y Patil T20 Cricket Tournament

February 12 2016,  19.58 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

~Tournament will be known as IDBI Federal Life Insurance 12th D Y Patil T20 Cricket tournament~

~To be played at D Y Patil Sports Stadium, Navi Mumbai~

Mumbai, 12th February 2016: IDBI Federal Life Insurance acquired the title sponsorship rights for the 12th Edition of D Y Patil T20 Cricket Tournament and the same will be known as IDBI Federal Life Insurance 12th D Y Patil T20 Cricket Tournament. It will be held in Navi Mumbai from 15th to 25th February 2016.

Mumbai is all set to witness yet again some exciting T20 cricketing action. The tournament will feature 16 teams playing a total of 31 matches with 7 knockout games. Each team will consist of 15 players in each squad that includes some of the finest young upcoming talented batsmen and bowlers.  The matches will be played at D Y Patil Sports Stadium that boasts of a fully functional International standard cricket ground with world-class facilities for all domestic and international players. The tournament last year witnessed a turnout of over 40,000 spectators. The total prize money for the tournament will be Rs 15 Lakhs.

The competition has witnessed in the past all the current Indian team cricketers. Stars like Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Virendra Sehwag, Ajinkya Rahane among others have participated in the D Y Patil T20 Tournament in the previous editions.

Speaking on this association, Dr Vijay D Patil, President, D Y Patil Sports Academy, said, “We are delighted to have IDBI Federal Life Insurance as the Title Sponsor for the 12th edition of the tournament. This association will enable us to encourage and motivate domestic cricketing talent in the country and also the passionate cricket fans of Navi Mumbai. Cricket has produced a number of skilled players, who have gone on to achieve great success at the domestic and national level. I would like to thank IDBI Federal Life Insurance on their support and look forward to making this a grand success.”

On this occasion, Vighnesh Shahane, CEO, IDBI Federal Life Insurance said, “D Y Patil T20 Cricket Tournament is one of the prestigious and sought after tournaments in the domestic cricketing circuit. Most of these cricketers who have played in this tournament have gone on to earn laurels for themselves at the state and country level. Our association with sports and fitness properties emerge from this vision of shaping a better tomorrow. We are truly excited about this tie-up and would like to thank D Y Patil Sports Academy in providing us the opportunity to identify new talent who could go on to represent the country in achieving greater glory.”