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Vodafone PBL 4 Auctions: Dalmia Cement-owned Delhi Dashers Announces the Team for This Edition

Press Trust of India  |  NEW DELHI 

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Cement (Bharat) Ltd., the owner of the Dashers has bagged its prestigious team for the fourth edition of the Premier League (PBL), through the Players' Auction that was announced in New earlier today. The 4th edition of the sport promises to be a ritzy affair, with leading players from around the world and the country vying for the winning spot.

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At the auction, Mr. Mahendra Singhi, Group CEO, Cement (Bharat) Ltd. said, "being the second most played sport in after cricket, is very popular. We are thrilled to announce our team Dashers and the choicest players for this season of Premier League 2018. Led by Indian icon H.S. Prannoy and Indonesian champion Tommy Sugiarto, we are confident that the team will perform exceptionally well and emerge victorious this season. We have the right mix of power and punch when it comes to our new players in this edition. It is the vision of the company to make a way of life for everyone in the country and badminton is just the right sport to achieve this. We are privileged and extremely excited for the league to begin."

The world's company Cement (Bharat) Ltd. has been associated with through active on-ground sponsorship and this is its first foray into as a team owner.

Mr. Singhi added, "Indian Badminton is an emerging sport where we see a great potential for our youth to make their mark at the world stage. Leagues like PBL will also provide a platform to the youth to choose H.S. Prannoy as a career. This association will also help greater visibility for our brands with the growing popularity of the game. We look forward to a long-term association with PBL."

The team for Delhi Dashers this year has a formidable line up comprising of one Indian and five international players namely H.S. Prannoy ranked world number 15 in Men's singles, Tommy Sugiarto, ranked world number 11 in Men's singles, Evgeniya Kosetskaya, Chai Biao, and

The Delhi team, which was known as Delhi Acers till two editions, was officially rechristened to Delhi Dashers from the 3rd season. became the new owners of the Delhi Dashers franchise from the third edition (2017-18) of PBL.

The PBL, which is held under the aegis of the has already acquired the tag of being that attracts all the top players. The 24-day league will see eight teams, namely Delhi Acers, Mumbai Rockets, Bengaluru Blasters, Chennai Smashers, Hyderabad Hunters, North Eastern Warriors, Ahmedabad Smash Masters and in action.

About Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL), a subsidiary of (BSE Code: 533309) (NSE Symbol: DALMIABHA and listed in MSE), is a in the since 1939. Dalmia Cement is the world's company with the lowest carbon footprint. It is in existence for more than 75 years. With a growing capacity, currently pegged at 26 MnT, Dalmia Cement is also the fourth largest in the country. Spread across nine states and 12 manufacturing units, the company is also the in super-specialty cements used for oil wells, railway sleepers and air strips and is the country's largest of Dalmia Cement has also partnered with to promote sustainable Visit us at

Source: Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd.

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 18:20 IST