RBS to sponsor Home series against Australia, England

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Mumbai, Sep 18 (UNI) The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) today announced its first foray into cricket sponsorship with a series of associate sponsorships for the upcoming Australia Test series and the seven England One Day Internationals, to be played in India.

The culmination of RBS's support for International cricket in India in 2008 will be the two Test Series against England, with the winners picking up the inaugural RBS Cup, John McCormick, Chairman, Asia Pacific RBS Group said at a function to announce Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar as their Global brand ambassador.

Niranjan Shah, Secretary of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said, ''We are very pleased to welcome RBS as sponsors for the forthcoming series of international Test matches against Australia and England. RBS's global heritage of sports sponsorship and commitment towards India will surely help develop the game domestically and on the global stage.'' UNI GS RN PY RK2000

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