Mumbai, April 01, 2008: The Indian Cricket League (ICL) today announced its association with renowned Pakistani actor, Moammar Rana. As per the alliance, Moammar, aka Momi will own a stake in ICL’s Lahore Badshahs team and would be instrumental in endorsing and promoting the team across both the countries, India and Pakistan. After Bollywood legend Mithun Chakraborty, Momi becomes the second celebrity to associate with ICL.
Speaking from across the border, the excited actor Momi said, "I am delighted to be associated with ICL. As a cricketer and keen observer of the game, especially with my family’s background in cricket, I am delighted to see the Lahore Badshahs perform so well and entertain millions of cricket fans. I am looking forward to be working with the Lahore Badshahs team, namely with stalwarts like Inzamam, Moin Khan and Mushtaq Ahmed, to take the Badshahs to the next level in cricket. I am sure, that my fans will support my team Lahore Badshahs."
Kapil Dev, Chairman, Executive Board, Indian Cricket League (ICL) said, "After our association with the living legend, Mithun Chakraborty, this is the latest development at ICL. The Lahore Badshahs have been a critical factor in getting an overwhelming response for the Edelweiss 20s Challenge. The Badshahs are arguably one of the best sides in the word and deserve all the support from their increasing home fan base. With Momi’s huge fan following in Pakistan, I am sure the popularity of the Lahore Badshahs will reach unprecedented levels across the sub continent."
Himanshu Mody, Business Head, Indian Cricket League (ICL) said, "With every tournament, we have introduced innovations which have redefined the dynamics of the game across the globe. The ICL in its first year itself has grown in stature & popularity catching the imagination of the cricket loving public across the globe. I am delighted with the overwhelming response we have received in terms of individuals & organizations of high repute wanting to associate financially with the ICL. With the coming on board of Mithunda for the Kolkata Tigers & Moammar Rana with the Lahore Badshahs, marks a new chapter in the history of ICL and is just the start for a host of new initiatives that we will be announcing in the near future."
About Moammar Rana:
Moammar Rana aka Momi tasted super stardom early in his career with three block busters including Deewane Tere Pyar Ke, Choorian and Nikki Jai Haan. Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa gave Momi the break that he was waiting since his last success. This film brought Momi back into business, making him stand amongst the other number one ranking actors in Pakistan. His recent film Koi Tujh Sa Kahan has been a successful theatrical run, and is now ready for its DVD release. Amongst his indo-pak venture, Momi has appeared in a Bollywood movie called Dobara in 2004, starring Mahima Chaudhary and Jackie Shroff. He also worked in TV dramas like Dil, Diya, Dehleez (drama).