Sri Lanka Tea Board to Sponsor National Cricket Team
By Community | June 17, 2013
Sri Lanka Tea Board has been revealed as the official main sponsor for the Sri Lanka Cricket Team’s foreign tours.
The sponsorship agreement which is worth Rs 530 million (US$9,185,416) will be for a period of 3 years.
“Sri Lankan Tea and the national cricket team has been able to bring honour and fame to the country. We are proud to sponsor Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and we are thankful for the support given by Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage,” said Plantation Industries Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe.
“The Sri Lanka Cricket team is one of the most loved cricket teams in the world. Our aim is to regain the Cricket World Cup in 2015. By sponsoring the national team, Minister Samarasinghe took a challenging task and it was successful. “Ceylon Tea” will be the official sponsor for team when they play international matches abroad.
“We are ready to show the positive outcome of this sponsorship within a year or so,” said Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage.