Kapil Dev, Mohinder Amarnath, Kirti Azad, Roger Binny, Syed Kirmani, Madan Lal, Sandeep Patil, Balwinder Sandhu, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Sunil Valson, Dilip Vengsarkar along with PR Man Singh as well as Harsha Bhogle were present at the event.
Ravi Shastri and Sunil Gavaskar were present virtually.
Mumbai, June, 2022: Commemorating the victory of the 1983 Indian Cricket team, Paymentz – one of India’s premiere payment gateway platforms in association with the 1983 Indian Cricket Team launched a limited edition coffee table book – The 1983 World Cup Opus at Hotel Trident in Mumbai. To mark 39 years of the historic moment, the book sponsored by Paymentz, has captured anecdotes from cricketing legends, defining moments from the matches, their personal and professional journey as well as untold stories from the pavilion and the field. There are only 1983 copies of this book being released in the market.
Ace cricketers Kapil Dev, Mohinder Amarnath, Kirti Azad, Roger Binny, Syed Kirmani, Madan Lal, Sandeep Patil, Balwinder Sandhu, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Sunil Valson, Dilip Vengsarkar along with PR Man Singh graced the occasion. Anupam Vassa (Founder & Chairman, Paymentz), Amoolya Vassa (Founder & Managing Director, Paymentz) and Mubashir Patel (Director, Paymentz) believe that being a part of the ‘1983 World Cup Opus’ is an honour for Paymentz, and it is only the beginning of the company’s involvement in the sporting industry and recognition of cricket legends. Not missing the occasion, Ravi Shastri and Sunil Gavaskar were also present throughout the evening virtually along with Karl Fowler (CEO, Opus Media Group).
The star-studded book launch sponsored by Paymentz was followed by an interactive panel discussion with the 1983 Indian Cricket Team, moderated by Indian Cricket Commentator Harsha Bhogle. The session spilled over untold stories and candid moments which created memories from the match days leading to the historic win. The panel was reminiscing their victory moments that defined the World Cup along with multiple contributions from each and every player in the team which helped them achieve the incredible feat.
Launching the book, Anupam Harshad Vassa (Founder and Chairman, Paymentz) and Amoolya Harshad Vassa (Founder & Managing Director, Paymentz) shares, “It was a no brainer and being cricket fans ourselves, we just grabbed the opportunity. The 1983 World Cup win put India on the world map. It was a proud moment for any Indian. Being a part of the ‘1983 World Cup Opus’ is an honor for Paymentz, and it is only the beginning of the company’s involvement in the sporting industry and recognition of cricket legends. Cricket is a religion in India and to be associated with the sporting giants, the first team who won the World Cup for India and gave us one of the most iconic sporting moments, is an honor for our company.”
Mr. Amit Bhagchandka (CEO, Opus India) also shared his delight to be associated with the book as a publisher. With his passion towards the game, Mr. Bhagchandka shared that the exclusive book bearing timeless memories weighs over 25kgs and spans over 750 pages with never seen before pictures that helps one relive the journey and victory. The 1983 World Cup Opus is the biggest and heaviest book on cricket ever.
Paymentz has made its entry into sports through the ‘1983 World Cup Opus’ and looks forward to supporting sporting events in the future. The exclusive coffee table book launch is a great platform for them to represent India internationally and also begin its association with sports.