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Bangladesh-WI Series: Title rights Walton’s

Tigers’ upcoming home series against the West Indies will be called the “Walton Series”. It marks the first time that the popular local brand has been associated with Bangladesh cricket, earning the title sponsorship as well as some other package rights from Riz Events.

The West Indies will arrive in Dhaka on October 4 to play a T20 International, three one-day internationals and two Tests against the Tigers in Mirpur and Chittagong.
The acting chief executive officer (CEO) of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Nizam Uddin Chowdhury announced that the BCB received 1.95 lakh US dollars from the sponsorship rights at a press conference at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur Monday.
“Two companies (the other being Ad Touch) participated in the bidding and Riz Events earned the rights as the highest bidder. We got less money than targeted as the floor price was 2.65 lakh US dollars,” said Nizam adding that the prize money of 59,000 US dollars was also included in the total amount.
“It’s nice to see Walton coming forward to be associated with cricket and we hope they will continue their support in future,” he added. “We believe that cricket can play a great role in creating a positive image of the country.

We are really happy that we could able to be involved in cricket for the first time. We will try our best to continue our ties with the Bangladesh Cricket Board,” promised Mizanur Rahman, director of the sponsor company.

Humayun Kabir, also director of the sponsor company, and managing director of Riz Events Rizwan Bin Faruque also spoke at the function.
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