Buzzingtales got to know that the UAE-based Danube group has signed Bangladesh Cricket team Opener, Tamim Iqbal as its brand ambassador for the Bangladesh market. It was is an adrenaline rush for cricketers to watch Tamim play. As one of Bangladesh’s fastest growing talents, Tamim Iqbal has already made a place for himself in the cricketing world as an aggressive left-handed opener. The 29-year-old is becoming a role model for the young cricketers.
His ability with the bat was brought to notice at an early age when he smashed 112 off 71 balls against England in an Under-19 game to take his side to victory. This young energetic champion hails from a family of cricketers and it would be fair to say that the sport runs in his blood.
Talking about the new partnership Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman Danube Group said: “I am honored to sign Mr. Tamim as our brand ambassador for Bangladesh. We all have witnessed his brave and breath-taking game recently in Asia cup, where he batted with one hand after the fall of Bangladesh’s ninth-wicket this clearly reflects his commitment and NEVER SAY DIE ATTITUDE. It is definitely our privilege to work with someone who has the same values and passion for excellence as all of us at the Danube. We are delighted to welcome him to our group and look forward to a fruitful and lasting relationship with him.”
Danube’s Managing Director Anis Sajan, also known as ‘Mr. Cricket’ in UAE, was thrilled with this partnership and said: “Much of Bangladesh’s success can be credited to his aggressive ways of batting and his pure skill and talent with the bat. He is full of self-belief and gives his 100 percent on whatever he does. We always want to associate with someone who reflects the same quality like us. And we are confident that Tamim qualities resonate with our qualities. We are very happy to have him as the face of Danube group in Bangladesh for years to come. Also, Tamim will be the face of Bengal Tigers for the upcoming T10 cricket league”
Tamim Iqbal, on the occasion, said: “I believe that Danube group is a synonym to hard work. I have been an admirer of the brand for some time now. Danube Group success story is also very inspiring. Honestly, it gives me immense pleasure to be part of the group which is one of the UAE’s largest diversified conglomerates with interests in building materials, property, and home improvement. Additionally, I am excited to be the face of Bengal Tigers and wish to bring the trophy back home”
Sudhesh Giriyan, COO, Xpress Money, said, “The T10 format of the game, although new, has gained popularity among cricket fans and is widely followed by various diasporas not only in the UAE, but around the world. Bengal Tigers, one of the strongest teams in the league, has a great line-up of players that are backed by experience and proven track records; we are proud to have signed up to be the principal sponsor of the team. We continually look to partner and collaborate with like-minded brands that share the same passion as us, be it in sport or business”.
The Group Advisor and Board Director of iB Cricket’s Global Marketing Arm, Mr. Sanjiv K Aiyar said “This is an exciting combination of iB Cricket: the world’s most immersive vSport and Bengal Tigers: the energetic line up of players in T10. As we mark on the global launch of iB Cricket across 30 countries, this association will be very impactful in the GCC and Middle East region”
The sponsors for the team Bengal Tigers include Xpress Money, iB cricket, Filli café, Pressman and CITY 1016.
Previous brand ambassadors for the group include Sunil Gavaskar, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shilpa Shetty, Sushmita Sen, and Juhi Chawla among others.
About Danube Group
Danube Group traces its origin through Danube Building Materials and later entered the home improvement market with the launch of Danube Home in the year 2009. In the year 2014 Danube Properties came into existence with the launch of affordable housing in Dubai. Also, started home improvement sector under its umbrella. Established in 1993, the company provides more than 50,000 products in stock and in-house value added services in all of its multiple sets of showrooms across the Middle East region and India. The company operates from its head offices in JAFZA with logistics facilities across the region. From a small trading firm; the Danube has grown into one of the largest building materials company in the region with a team of 3300 plus people working across strategic locations.