Aircel Organizes ‘Aircel Premier Cricket League’ for Trade Partners
Hyderabad, April 26, 2015:In its unwavering commitment to its trade partners and employees in Andhra Pradesh, Aircel, one of India’s leading telecom players, organized an exciting cricket tournament ‘The Aircel Premier League’. The cricket tournament which started on 5th April, 2015 brought together both trade partners and employees of Aircel under one platform to play some fun- filled and engaging cricket matches. The quarter finals and the finals were held at the Sarojini Devi Cricket Club, Hyderabad on April 25, 2015 and had a total of seven matches. The highlight of the tournament was the very special and exciting match played between Cricket Association for the blind in Telangana and Aircel Team. The match was a friendly match between the two team. Team Cricket Association for the blind in Telangana consisted of players who have had a representation at the world cup level of the visually impaired. It was also a first time ever that a match was played by them against a corporate team.
At the celebratory match, Mr Madhavulu, Captain of the Cricket Association for the blind in Telangana said, “it is extremely encouraging to play against corporates like Aircel who has given us an opportunity to demonstrate our cricketing skills. On behalf of my entire team we are delighted to play this friendly match against the Aircel team and would like to thank them for the opportunity given to us. We look forward to many more such event that gives us a chance to play cricket at a level playing field despite our disability”
Cricket Association for the blind in Telangana is run by I &eye organization which support the children in need to have a better life and career prospects. I & Eye strives its best to see that the children challenged by various aspects of life, grow independent and become capable of supporting others.
Hardeep Johar, Circle Operations Head - Andhra Pradesh, Aircel said, “Whether a trade partner, customer, media or an employee, we value relationships as they not only become a significant part of the Aircel journey, but also become an integral part of the Aircel family. At Aircel, we always believe in ‘doing a little extra’ and organizing the ‘Aircel Premier League’ for our wonderful trade partners and employees further cements that belief. The ‘Aircel Premier League’ was also a great platform to spread awareness about the blind community and showcase their great skills and abilities through cricket, the most popular sport in the country having India’s greatet fan following than any other sport”.
The tournament saw an enthusiastic participation by trade and employees from all the locations in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana. There were total of 20 league , 4 quarter finals ,2 semi final matches played over more than 2 weeks. The team names were - Aircel Super Kings, Warangal warriors, Vijayawada Veerulu, Tirupathy Tigers, Old city Nawabs, Secunderabad Singhams and Hyderabad Heroes.
The tournament was won by Old city Nawabs team and the runners up were Warangal Warriors. The trophy to the winning teams was handed over by Hardeep Johar, Circle Operations Head - Andhra Pradesh, Aircel.
Speaking at the occasion, Haider ,a trade partner, Kings Communication said, “We are extremely honored and delighted to be a part of this great Aircel family which supports us in all our endeavors. Aircel is an innovative company and through such engagement activities, it motivates us to enhance our business earnings. Aircel is a very transparent and fair company and we are extremely delighted to be working with them. I would like to thank the entire Aircel family for organizing these amazing engagement activities for us and our families. We are completely overwhelmed today and have immense gratitude for Aircel.”
Naseer, a trade partner and player of the winning team Old City Nawabs said, “I was so excited when I found out I will be playing for the ‘Aircel Premier League’. Cricket is what everyone talks about these days, and today Aircel has made us into cricket superstars. I am very pleased to have been a part of the ‘Aircel Premier League’ which was filled with excitement and enthusiasm. I am really grateful to Aircel for the wonderful time we all had in the past few days.
About Aircel Limited
Aircel is one of India’s leading innovative mobile service providers. The company is a pan-India 2G operator with 3G spectrum in 13 circles, BWA spectrum in 8 circles and is credited with the fastest 3G roll out ever in the Indian telecom space. As a young data led telecom player, Aircel has constantly been at the helm of introducing innovative and value for money products and services for its customers, which are industry firsts, be it the Aircel Pocket Internet, taking the first step in making 3G affordable for the masses, being the first telecom player to introduce Facebook Voice Updates on Aircel, and many more. The Smart Pocket Internet data plans by Aircel truly changed the way mobile internet was perceived and consumed. The company has been the proud recipient of coveted awards such as Voice&Data Special Leadership Recognition in ‘Customer Service’ category, ET Telecom Award 2014 for its innovative customer care research model, Aegis Graham Bell Award 2014 for ‘Innovation in Marketing Campaign’, Data Quest Award 2014 for ‘Excellence in Implementation and Use of Technology for Business Benefits’ and the Brandon Hall award in the ‘Best Leadership Development Program’ category. For more information, please log on to www.aircel.com.
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