IPG Group is a partner franchisee with Galle Gladiators for LPL 2020. The first team to be sold for LPL 2020 is Galle Gladiators, which has been purchased by Mr. Nadeem Omar from Omar Sports and also the owner of Quetta Gladiators (PSL), one of the most successful teams of PSL.
Mr Nadeem Omar, Director and Owner of Omar Associates supports thousands of Pakistan cricketers of all ages, some directly as players and employees, many more through a range of grassroots activities. Omar Associates maintains seven or eight teams, including under-16s and under-19s, veterans and a women’s team which in 2015 won the Benazir Cup, the only women’s trophy in Pakistan.
IPG Group specialises in Sports Broadcasting and has produced over 5000 hours of world class sports programming. IPG Group has worked closely with Cricket South Africa, Pakistan Cricket Board, Sri Lankan Cricket Board, Zimbabwe Cricket, Cricket Ireland, Asian Cricket Council, Caribbean Premier League and Afghanistan Cricket Board amongst others.
IPG Group’s Managing Partner & CEO, Jawad Ghulam Rasool is best known for spear-heading the T10 League, UAE into its first season as the CEO, he later moved on to take over as the CEO of the PAKTOON TEAM and then the CEO of THE SINDHI TEAM in season 2.
“We at IPG Group believe in our vision of creating a world class league with LPL” mentioned Jawad Ghulam Rasool. “With the global pandemic, we take this as an opportunity to bring back the spirit of sports to cricket fans all over the world.” Rasool added.
IPG Group has the requisite experience of working with leading cricket leagues and boards and shares an excellent relationship with SLC.
With IPG Group being the Official Rights Holder of LPL 2020, the tender rights include the following –
A. Team Franchise / Team Ownership Rights
B. International Media Rights
C. Ground Sponsorship Rights
D. AV Production Rights
International league franchise owners along with more than 100 international cricket players have expressed a keen interest towards the upcoming LPL. SLC and IPG Group will work closely to bring in a world class sporting experience for the fans of cricket in Sri Lanka and worldwide, featuring the biggest names in the cricketing world.