ICL: Pak actor Momi follows Mithunda~~s suit

Published: Tuesday, April 1, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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New Delhi: After Bollywood legend Mithun Chakraborty, renowned Pakistani actor Moammar Rana has become the second celebrity to associate with the Indian Cricket League (ICL).

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 our association with the living legend, Mithun Chakraborty, this is the latest development at ICL,'' ICL Executive Chairman Kapil Dev confirmed.

''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 event and deserve all the support from their increasing home fan base,'' Kapil said.

''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,'' he added.

Speaking from across the border, the 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 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,'' he added.


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