Mumbai, 15 September 2015: DHL, the world’s leading logistics provider, today announced its partnership as Official Logistics and Timing Partner for Hero Indian Super League 2015, the country’s premier professional football championship. As the Official Logistics Partner, DHL will deliver back-end logistics support for the Hero ISL 2015 season. DHL also announced the ‘DHL Winning Pass’ Award per team, which will recognize players who contributed the highest number of assists during the tournament, creating opportunities for their team to score goals.
On the occasion RS Subramanian, SVP & Country Manager, India, DHL Express said, “Globally, DHL has a long history of supporting professional football leagues across the world. We are partners with Manchester United, one of the world’s biggest football clubs, FC Bayern Munich and Copa América. DHL delivers the Rugby World Cup 2015 and recently partnered with the Chinese Football Association Super League. Our partnership with ISL further strengthens our commitment to the sport and support to Indian football players to compete internationally. We are very excited and confident that this partnership will be a celebration of our shared values of speed, passion and teamwork.”
“DHL has proven record of credibility, commitment and passion for sports, having its association with renowned sports events across the globe. It’s an honour to have a brand like DHL as the Official Logistics and Timing partner of Hero ISL. We welcome them on board as we continue this journey of connecting with millions of football fans in India,” said ISL spokesperson.
Also present on the occasion was Baichung Bhutia, former captain and star player who took Indian football to the international arena. Baichung spoke of his love for the glorious sport and conveyed his best wishes to DHL and Hero ISL in their endeavor to promote local football talent. Baichung engaged with the audience, showed some football tricks and set the DHL-Hero ISL partnership rolling.
The eagerly awaited eleven-week football extravaganza with 61 matches, Hero ISL is scheduled to kick off from 3rd October 2015 in Chennai with the grand finale in Goa on 20th December 2015, featuring world renowned international players along with India’s best footballing talents through 8 teams to be played in 8 cities across the country.