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26th Nov. 2013
Press Release - CG and PGTI announce CG Open 2013

  • Prize purse of Rs 1 crore
  • Line-up includes ­­­­­ Rashid Khan and Angad Cheema


Mumbai, November 26, 2013: Crompton Greaves Limited (CG), part of the US$ 4 bn Avantha Group, and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI), today announced the schedule for CG Open 2013.  CG Open 2013 will be played at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club, Mumbai, from November 27th to 30th.  The Pro-Am event will be played on December 1. The star-studded field will feature players like Harendra Gupta, Angad Cheema and Rashid Khan.


Speaking at the announcement, Avantha Group Company CG’s CEO & Managing Director, Mr. Laurent Demortier, said, “The CG-Open golf tournament delivers a one-of-its-kind experience filled with tradition and excellence, showcasing elite national players. It continues to be one of India’s much awaited major golf tournaments. In its 7 year history, CG Open has had many dramatic and captivating moments, raising the bar with each passing year, endorsing talent and furthering the game of golf. I wish the players the very best and am sure that we would experience some exciting golf at this year’s CG Open.”


Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Padamjit Sandhu, Director, PGTI, said, “The CG Open is one of the marquee events on the PGTI calendar and an important week on the tour in western India. The 2013 edition of the tournament is set to witness some high quality golfing action as the race for the Rolex Rankings’ crown enters its final and most exciting phase. We thank CG for their committed support to Indian professional golf through the staging of this event for the last seven years. The CG Open handsome prize purse of Rs. 1 crore has contributed towards making the sport more competitive.”


Founded in 1927, the Bombay Presidency Golf Club is one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the country. The course at the BPGC underwent extensive redesign and modifications in 2009. The BPGC has a very demanding course with a large golf-focused member community.




About Crompton Greaves\


Avantha Group Company CG is a global pioneering leader in the management and application of electrical energy. With more than 15,000 employees across its operations in around 85 countries, CG provides electrical products, systems and services for utilities, power generation, industries, and consumers. The company is organized into three business groups: Power, Industrial, and Consumer. CG clocks US$ 2.3 billion in revenues from product lines that cover the entire value chain of engineering offerings.

For more information on CG, please visit: www.cgglobal.com



About Avantha


The Rs. 25,000 crores (US$4bn) Avantha Group is one of India`s leading business conglomerates. Its successful entities in diversified sectors include Crompton Greaves (power transmission and distribution equipment and services), BILT (paper and pulp), The Global Green Company Limited (food processing), Biltech Building Elements Limited (infrastructure), Avantha Power (energy), Salient Business Solutions Limited (IT and ITES), Jg Glass (glass containers).


With a global footprint, the Group operates in 90 countries with more than 25,000 employees worldwide. Led by Gautam Thapar, Avantha demonstrates strong leadership globally and emerges as a focused corporate, leveraging its knowledge, leadership and operations, adding lasting value for its stakeholders and investors.


For more information on Avantha, please visit www.avanthagroup.com



About PGTI:

Formed in 2006, Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) is the recognized official body of professional golf in India. PGTI’s objective is to promote professional golf in the country, as well as to give players an opportunity to be involved in the decision making on all aspects of the game. Headed by Mr. Gautam Thapar (President), PGTI’s governing body comprises leading Indian golf professionals. PGTI currently has over 300 members



For further information, please contact:


Ms. Paula Sengupta
Global Head – Communications 
CG (Crompton Greaves Limited)
CG House, 10th floor
Worli, Mumbai 400 030, India
T: +91 22 24237516 / 67558771

Mrs. Shravani Dang
Vice President
Group Head - Corporate Communications 
Avantha Group, 1st floor, Thapar House,
124, Janpath Lane, New Delhi 110 001


T (D) : +91 11 41699282 
T (B) : +91  11 23368332



For information regarding PGTI, please contact:
Nikhil Kalaan, Assistant Manager - Media, PGTI
Mobile: + 9910974846, Email: media@pgtofindia.com



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