Bangalore, Apr 17 (UNI) Kingfisher Airlines, the official Umpire Partner of the DLF Indian Premier League(IPL), today introduced 'Fly Kingfisher Fair Play Award''.
The awardee would be decided based on the points earned by the umpires judging fair play, respect for the laws of the game and respect to their opponents.
''The award will involve a league-table running over the course of the season. The winner will be the team that, in the eyes of the umpires, has played fairest across 50 matches comprising the regular league season. Each member of the winning team will be presented with a glittering precious trophy.'' Kingfisher Airlines Limited Chairman and CEO Vijay Malya announced here.
Mr Malya was addressing a press conference to announce 'Umpires Uniform' --an attractive looking Red Shirt and White Cowboy hat for the DLF IPL matches beginning here tomorrow. The Umpires Uniform had been designed by noted fashion designer Manoviraj Khosla.
He said ''at Kingfisher Airlines, we are proud to be leading this revolutionary new concept, which would reward the team that plays fairest. The 'Fly Kinfisher Umpires' would be the final authority on the award and we look forward to a long and successful relationship with them''.
DLF IPL Chairman and Commissioner Lalit Modi, who was also present welcoming the introduction of the award said '' as we prepare for 44 days of intense cricket, we must not lose sight of the fact that, however, hard cricket is played, it must be played fairly and in the spirit that characterises our great game.'' Kingfisher Airlines is the official carrier for the DLF IPL.
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