MoneyGram Connects South Asia Community through Cricket

General Press Release

Bringing our customers closer to their passion for cricket

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — MoneyGram, an official sponsor of all ICC Tournaments, invited Tamim Iqbal, the Bangaldeshi cricketer, to bring South Asian fans in Malaysia closer to cricket. MoneyGram customers in Kuala Lumpur will have a chance to meet the famous player in person in selected agent locations on August 7.

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Tamim Iqbal made his One Day International debut in 2007 and played his first Test the following year. He is a left-handed opening batsman and statistically the country’s most successful run scorer to date. Iqbal is also Bangladesh’s highest century maker in international matches with 14 centuries, combining all forms of cricket and the highest run scorer in T20 World Cup 2016 hosted in India.

“At MoneyGram we constantly strive to ‘bring people closer’ through reliable money transfer services which connect the whole families. As cricket plays such an important role in the everyday life of South Asian community, there is no better platform to bring t those people closer across geographies”, says Raj Dhorkay, MoneyGram’s Regional Head of Malaysia, Brunei and Indo-China. “I’m sure that our commitment to cricket had certainly helped to establish MoneyGram as a preferred brand for South Asians around the world.”

The two day program in Kuala Lumpur will start on August 6 with a press event followed by a friendly match. The winning team would be awarded with prizes handed by Tamim who will also share his coaching tips with the team members on the field. MoneyGram customers and community members would also get a chance to meet Tamim Iqbal in person on August 7, when he will be visiting selected agent locations in Kuala Lumpur. This would be a good opportunity for MoneyGram’s customers to take a picture with a renowned player and also get an autograph during the worker’s off day.

According to World Bank estimates, $15bn flowed in 2015 to Bangladesh, one of world’s key remittance markets. By bringing in the popular cricketer to Kuala Lumpur, MoneyGram continues to connect and grow its long-term relationship with South Asian community living in Malaysia.

Recently MoneyGram announced a renewal of its agreement with the International Cricket Council (ICC) and became an official sponsor of all tournaments for an additional eight years, until 2023. The new agreement marks an extension of MoneyGram’s initial five-year relationship with the ICC that included sponsorship of the 2011 and 2015 World Cup tournaments.


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