Nimbus Sport is proud to announce that it has become the first global sports agency to successfully take Indian domestic cricket global with the Challenger Trophy 2005 cricket tournament.

Nimbus Sport has also signed with Kingfisher to be the title sponsor. The tournament will be called the Kingfisher Challenger Series for NKP Salve Trophy. Said Satish Menon, President, Nimbus Sport “Good times are here again for Indian cricket with the return of Tendulkar and its most appropriate to have Kingfisher as the title sponsor.”

This is the first time that any domestic Indian tournament has secured a global broadcast footprint. The event will be telecast in USA on Direct TV, in Canada on ATN, in UK & Europe on Zee TV and the Middle East on Ten Sports. It is also to be streamed live on the internet through willow.tv and near live clips will be broadcast on mobile handsets in India.

In India the Kingfisher Challenger Trophy will be live and exclusive on Zee Sports.

Nimbus Sport in producing the live coverage to international standards including the use of super slow motion cameras, Alston Elliot graphics & EVS based replays.

The all star commentary team is Srinath, Arun Lal, L.Sivaramakrishnan & Ayaz Memon. Said James Rego, Vice President: Sports Television “We are treating this as a full blown international series and viewers can expect international standard coverage.”

The event consists of 4 One Day matches, all day night, between 10 – 13 October 2005 at Mohali.

For further information please contact :

Priya Rao @ 9820427009 . prao@nimbus.co.in 
Swaati  Langeh @ 9819600060. swaatilangeh@accordpr.com