FedEx 11 clashes with star-studded HAT TRICK 11 on February 25
Mumbai, February 23, 2007 - FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company, brings to you the perfect combination of the two biggest passions of India - “FedEx 11 v/s Hat trick 11”. The cricket fever soars to a new high with the match scheduled to be held this Sunday, February 25, in the city at the Khar Gymkhana. Hattrick cast including bollywood stars Nana Patekar, Kunal Kapoor, Rimi Sen, Danny Denzongpa and well-known cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle will test their cricketing skills against FedEx 11, a team fielded by FedEx Express and drawn from the winners of the all-India FedEx Perfect team contest.
“The FedEx 11 v/s Hat trick 11 match is a rare mix of Cricket and Bollywood, the two most popular sources of entertainment in India. Our customers experience the FedEx difference everyday in their interactions with us. This Sunday, they will experience entertainment with the FedEx difference as they come face to face with an array of leading Bollywood personalities and take home memorable moments to cherish for their lifetime,” says Mr. Jacques Creeten, Vice President India, Federal Express Corporation
“Our association with Hattrick, a film with cricket as a backdrop, is a reflection of the values that FedEx shares with Cricket – Reliability and Teamwork,” he adds.
Siddharth Roy Kapur, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, UTV says “Hattrick is a story of triumph of human spirit. It is about doing something that one has never done before, and something that must be done now, in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. Because it will make the difference between winning and losing. With two passionate teams locked against each other in the FedEx 11 v/s Hattrick 11 match, it sure promises to be an engaging match”.
The FedEx 11 will be finalized on February 24, from amongst 50 winners flown into Mumbai by FedEx, after a work-out at the Khar Gymkhana under the supervision of the Ranji Team Coach, Anil Mazumdar.
About The FedEx Perfect Team Contest
The FedEx Perfect Team was an online contest where participants could create their very own ‘perfect team’ of 11 real life players. Each participant’s perfect team won points based on actual performance of the individual players. Based on how his or her perfect team performed, the participant was to get a chance to be a part of the FedEx XI team and play against Hattrick 11 team.
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $33 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brands. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 275,000 employees and service providers to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit www.fedex.com.
About FedEx Express
FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, usually in one to two business days with the delivery time guaranteed.
About UTV Motion Pictures
Established in 1995, as a division within UTV, UTV Motion Pictures has contributed to the Studio model in <st1:place w:st="on"> <st1:country-region w:st="on"> India </st1:country-region></st1:place>. UTV Motion Pictures has bought a system of work and is able to leverage the same to develop strong storylines, to have control over time and cost budgets while performing highly effective marketing and promotion activities. Rang De Basanti from the UTV stable is <st1:place w:st="on"> <st1:country-region w:st="on"> India </st1:country-region></st1:place>’s official entry for the Oscars this year. Presently UTV has a slate for 12 films, which are various stages of production, scripting, story formation. Its upcoming projects include Anurag Basu’s Metro, Milan Luthria’s Hattrick, Mira Nair’s masterpiece ‘Namesake’, Ashutosh Gowariker’s ‘Jodha-Akbar’, Vivek Agnohotri film ‘Goal’ amongst others. UTV Motion Pictures also has a roster of the best Indian filmmaking talents like Madhur Bhandkar’s Rakesyh Mehra, Vishal Bhardwaj. For more info log onto www.utvmotionpictures.com !