Bangladeshi tech-giant Walton has become the title sponsor of the upcoming test series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The official name of the event will be 'Walton Bangladesh-Sri Lanka Series'.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the authorities of Walton and ITW sports management, the owner of the series, on Monday, said a press release.
Walton Group Executive Director Uday Hakim and head of ITW Consulting Bangladesh Private Limited Mohammad Sharik signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations at Walton's media office in Dhaka.
Walton's Executive Director Firoj Alam and Senior Additional Director Rabiul Islam Milton were also present at the signing programme.
Uday Hakim says, 'The whole world is passing through a tough time due to the Corona epidemic. But the happy thing is that cricket has started to return to the field overcoming the fear of the deadly virus. The national cricket team have already returned to the country, concluding their New Zealand tour. The team are now set to tour Sri Lanka to play the two-match test series.'
'Walton is proud to be associated with this glorious event. It is expected that millions of cricket fans, players and all those associated with cricket will be inspired by this event. Walton is with cricket and will always be,' he adds.
According to the schedule, Sri Lanka will host Bangladesh for a two-match Test series this time. Bangladesh will reach Sri Lanka on April 12. The first Test is scheduled to be played from April 21 at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy while the second game is set to start on April 29.
Walton is playing an important role in countries sports arena providing support during its national and international events. Where there is cricket, there is Walton. Especially wherever the Bangladesh national cricket team is going to play- Walton is there.