Games24x7, India’s leading online skill gaming company, has appointed young and talented Indian cricketers, Shubman Gill and Ruturaj Gaikwad as the new brand ambassadors for My11Circle, it’s popular fantasy sports platform.
Both Shubman and Ruturaj will be seen in multimedia campaigns by My11Circle, spanning across TV, digital and social media platforms.
Commenting on the association, Bhavin Pandya, Co-Founder and CEO of Games24x7 said: “We are thrilled to welcome Shubman Gill and Ruturaj Gaikwad to the My11Circle family. With an impressive track record, Shubman and Ruturaj have created a distinct position for themselves in the Indian batting line up. Their performance on field resonates with My11Circle’s performance off-field where the brand has carved a spot for itself in fantasy sports within a short span of time, witnessing a 100 per cent growth last year.”
“One of the reasons for our success has been our ability to engage and connect with the enthusiastic Indian cricket fans by valuing and rewarding their skill and passion,” he added.
Shubman made his entry in the Indian Cricket Team at the back of a triumphant run at ICC Under 19 World Cup in 2018. In the upcoming IPL season, he is being touted as one of the key players to watch out for.
Speaking about this engagement, Shubman Gill said, “I’m very excited to be a part of My11Circle, a platform that offers access to so many people around the country to deeply engage with their favourite sport.”
Ruturaj’s talent came to limelight when he scored 444 runs in only seven matches in the Vijay-Hazare 2016-17 tournament. Gaikwad was the leading-run scorer/orange cap holder in IPL 2021.
Commenting about his association, he said: “I’m really honoured to be part of such a wonderful fantasy sports platform and privileged to join my fellow mates Shubman and Siraj as a brand ambassador of My11Circle.”
Meanwhile to further strengthen its association with the sport, My11Circle recently signed-up with RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group’s Lucknow franchise; called the Lucknow Super Giants as the official title sponsor. The three-year deal will see the fantasy platform’s logo featuring on the newly introduced IPL team jersey.
Notably, the 2022 IPL season will be played in a bio-secure environment at a single hub to avoid air travel, considered as a major threat for the spread of COVID-19 infection, thereby affecting the players and tournament.
While 55 matches are scheduled to be held in Mumbai, the remaining 15 games will be staged in Pune while the playoffs’ venues haven’t been decided yet. Is most likley that the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad will stage the playoffs however, no official announcement has been made yet.
In the upcoming season, the 10 teams have been divided into two groups. While Group A comprises of Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Super Giants, Group B includes Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans. From this year onwards, the lucrative league will be a ten-team affair following the addition of the two new teams – Ahmedabad and Lucknow and will have a total of 74 games.