Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Yog Sports appointed “Official Merchandise Distribution Partner” of the Indian Premier League

                                                           


Yog Sports appointed “Official Merchandise Distribution Partner” of the Indian Premier League

·        Yog Sports has acquired exclusive rights to distribute branded merchandise of IPL and all 8 teams across India for a 10-year period.

·     Merchandise will include Jerseys, T-shirts, Caps, Key chains, Wrist bands, Backpacks, Gym bags, Flags, Trumpets, and other accessories including those of the official kit sponsors like Reebok, Adidas and Puma.

·     Yog will be setting up exclusive “IPL Match Stores” at stadiums, multiplexes, airports, railway stations, and ISBT’s, in addition to select malls, high streets, and IT parks.

·     Yog’s merchandise retail footprint is projected to grow from 200 outlets in Year 1 to about 1000 in Year 10; in addition, Yog is also the exclusive supplier to the IPL online match store on www.iplt20.com.

Mumbai, March 30th, 2010: The Indian Premier League (IPL) today announced that Yog Sports, a sports marketing and distribution company that provides international quality merchandise for premier sporting events has signed a 10-year exclusive deal with the league. As part of this partnership, Yog Sports will be the League’s “Official Merchandise Distribution Partner”. Yog will have the exclusive rights to distribute all official merchandise branded with the DLF-IPL brand and all the eight teams included as part of the League.

The proposed merchandise distributed by Yog Sports will include a wide product range including Apparel – T-shirts, Jerseys & Caps; Accessories – Key chains, Wrist bands, Bags and Match day cheering items like flags, cheering sticks, trumpets, and much more. These would also include products from the catalogue of the teams’ official kit sponsors which are Reebok, Adidas and Puma.

Yog has been given the exclusive rights to set up official “IPL Match Stores” inside stadiums, multiplexes, malls, high streets, airports, railway stations, metro stations, and other public locations where live IPL matches will be screened.

Lalit Modi, the Chairman and Commissioner of Indian Premier League said, “Official merchandise is an integral part of any global sporting league, as it helps enhance fans participation and team loyalties. Together with Yog Sports we have defined a collaborative strategy to ensure that IPL fans get access to authentic team merchandise at attractive prices. Yog Sports will now work towards ensuring the highest quality standard for all IPL merchandise and through their robust distribution network will attempt to reach out to fans even outside the stadia and across India.”
Saumitra Srivastava, Director – Yog Sports, speaking at the announcement said, “Yog Sports is pleased to partner with IPL as the exclusive merchandise partner for IPL, and aims to bring to IPL fans, a best-in-breed international merchandise experience, both in terms of quality, choice & value-for-money, and to complement the game changer IPL has proven to be in the world of cricket, sport and entertainment.”
The IPL 2010 will be the first year of operations for Yog Sports as a concessionaire of the IPL. For this year, Yog Sports is setting up 200 retail stores across 12 cities wherever the matches are being held. The company plans to scale up its operations taking its merchandise retail footprint to 1,000 stores in Year 10.
Yog Sports is also the exclusive supplier of official merchandise to the IPL Online Match Store, which is available on www.iplt20.com

Indian Premier League
The IPL 2010 will be played over 45 days across India and will feature a grand total of 60 games, with the addition of a third place play-off.
The league will also see the addition of four new home venues in the form of Cuttack and Nagpur for the Deccan Chargers, Ahmedabad for the Rajasthan Royals and Dharamshala for the Kings XI Punjab.
For more information on all the action in IPL 2010 log onto www.iplt20.com the official online destination of the league.

About Yog Sports
Yog Sports is a sport marketing and distribution Company contracted by the IPL for 10 years as its official merchandise distribution partner. Yog Sports is part of a large corporate group with investments in diversified businesses globally in Hospitality services, Sports & Entertainment, Financial Research, Investment Banking, and many other sectors. The group operates out of its offices in London, New Delhi and Mumbai.

Contacts:
For Yog Sports
For Indian Premier League
Shael Sharma - Spin IMC           
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