Pune: RISING PUNE SUPERGIANTS, the new IPL franchise in the Indian Premier League and the very own team of Pune, announced that Marriott International will be the official hospitality partner for the forthcoming season of Indian Premier League. Mr. Neeraj Govil, Market Vice President, South Asia Marriott International and RISING PUNE SUPERGIANTS team management led by Raghu Iyer,CEO, RISING PUNE SUPERGIANTS, Stephen Fleming,Coach, Hrishikesh Kanitkar, Assistant Coach, Eric Simmons, Bowling Coach announced the association with Marriott International and discussed the team combination for the forthcoming season. Both RISING PUNE SUPERGIANTS and Marriott International will be partnering closely to attain best synergies in their vision to begin their IPL journey on a winning note.
Mr. Neeraj Govil, Market Vice President, South Asia Marriott International, said, “RISING PUNE SUPERGIANTS is one the most eagerly awaited teams in the IPL tournament. We are proud to be associated with a team that demonstrates tremendous potential and strives for excellence. We see great brand synergy through this association and look forward to a very rewarding partnership through this IPL season. All of us at Marriott wish the team huge success and will do what we can to support the endeavor.”
Speaking on the association, Mr. Raghu Iyer, CEO RISING PUNE SUPERGIANTS, said, “We are delighted to be able to further strengthen our ties with the city of Pune through our partnership with Marriott International, as our hospitality partner. Today is only the foremost day of what we confidently believe will be a lasting and fruitful relationship, both for RISING PUNE SUPERGIANTS and for Marriott International. I am sure that our partnership will leave an enduring impression on the players during their stay here in the city for the next few months.”
RISING PUNE SUPERGIANTS is making sure that their inaugural season in the IPL kick-starts in the right fashion. Apart from RISING PUNE SUPERGIANTS Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, they already have the likes of Steve Smith, Ajinkya Rahane, Mitchell Marsh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kevin Pietersen, Faf du Plessis and many others in their ranks.
Sharing his thoughts on the team composition, Stephen Fleming Coach, RISING PUNE SUPERGIANTS, said, “I am very excited to be back in Pune. It is been a long wait since our trial games in January and the auction in Bangalore. We are very excited about the squad that we have compiled and can’t wait to get underway. We will be training here in Pune for the next week before heading to Mumbai for the opening game. There is a lot of work to do being a new franchise and new team so it makes this week very important as players and coaches get acquainted. Another important aspect to our campaign will be home support. We need the cricket loving fans in Pune to come out and support Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the team. Pune is a great place to be based and a wonderful ground to play at. We are looking forward to playing exciting and hopefully successful brand of cricket.”
Eric Simons, Bowling Coach, RISING PUNE SUPERGIANTS, shared his experience being a part of the new side, “Being part of a new franchise is very exciting and also challenging. We have a well balanced squad with many options and I am looking forward to working closely with all the players.”
Hrishikesh Kanitkar, Assistant Coach, RISING PUNE SUPERGIANTS, “I am really looking forward to being involved in the IPL for the first time and it is very special to be part of RISING PUNE SUPERGIANTS given that I am from Pune. We are looking forward to a great season of fantastic support from the people of Pune.”
‘RISING PUNE SUPERGIANTS’ is not just another team; it’s a manifestation of courage – courage that gives the power to defy every limit. It’s a symbol of self-belief – belief that makes the impossible, possible. It is a team that never loses hope and is committed to come up with its best even in the worst of situations. A team that stands tall in the face of gigantic challenges. A team that breathes to win.
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