IBG announces ECB as a partner for its summit and awards

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has come to the crease at the Indian Business Group’s awards and summit later this month, on 29 May 2019, in Central London. By becoming one of the event’s official partners the ECB provides a direct hit for further cementing business and sporting relations between India and Britain.

“We’re absolutely delighted that the ECB is one of our official partners,” said India Business Group’s founder and chief executive, Amarjit Singh. “Cricket is the ideal living bridge which connects our two great countries and, as we know sport is a multi-billion-pound business in India and the UK.”

The summit and awards take place on the eve of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup which is being played at 11 venues across England and Wales during the summer. ECB’s chief executive officer, Tom Harrison, will be a special guest at both India Business Group events.

“I have tremendous passion for the Indian sub-continent having spent a lot of time working there in previous roles,” said Tom Harrison. “I saw first-hand how cricket has an astonishing ability to unite communities and improve people’s lives.  At ECB we seek to ensure as many communities as possible help us achieve that task. These awards reflect cricket’s unifying ability and I am privileged to be involved.”

The summit will provide an exclusive platform for giving insights on investment opportunities and business growth for SMEs, domestic, foreign investors and global entrepreneurs. The awards gala dinner, to be held in the Houses of Parliament, is a special initiative to recognise those who keep the UK-India special relationship alive and prosperous.

“Partnerships are often started when entrepreneurs and organisations meet and mix, and I’m pretty sure that this summit and awards evening, as well as the incredible summer of cricket ahead, will see plenty of innovative business ideas taking shape that help to grow the game in both India and the UK. This promises to be an exciting and enthralling summer for sport and trade,” said Mr Singh.