Pune: Dec 19, 2012
A glittering trophy for the India-England T20 series, begining on December 20, was unveiled in a special ceremony in Pune on Wednesday by CEO of Bharti Airtel, Ramesh Menon. The two captains, MS Dhoni and Eoin Morgan, were present at the ceremony.
Bharti Airtel had earlier been awarded the series sponsorship rights by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for all International matches to be played in India till 2013.
After a humiliating loss in the four-match Test series, India will look to regain some pride when they take on England in the shortest format of the game. Star batsman Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan opted out of the two-match series while the likes of Parwinder Awana, Abhimanyu Mithun and Ajinkya Rahane were included in the Indian squad.
The two match T20 series kicks-off at Pune on Dec 20 followed by the second at Mumbai on Dec 22.
First Published: December 19, 2012, 7:12 pm