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Where Tradition Meets Innovation in Cricket World...

Sam Bhatnagar, an I.T. specialist, has always been passionate about cricket. He got the opportunity of blending his passion with business; and Sckub Sports was born. The firm is, the sole distributor of popular international brand name BDM, based at Staples Corner, London NW2. The Company is engaged in distribution to various clubs, colleges, Universities, counties and resellers all kinds of "BDM" Brand Cricket Equipments such as Cricket Bat, Cricket Balls, Soft Leather Protective Equipments and various Cricket Accessories with well-defined Quality Process System of International Standard since 1925. BDM is instrumental in developing products on a large global scale within the ICC/MCC specification in accordance to their Policy. Sckub Sports is managed by Mr Sanjiv Bhatnagar & Marketing Consultant Mr Alvin Kallicharran (ex West Indies Captain).

With Sckub Sports pioneer association, outstanding performance and matured experience in the Trade to uplift the BDM Brand Cricket Equipments through out the United Kingdom while in India, BDM have been honored with prestigious National Award 2005-06 for Quality by the Govt. of India.

During the World Cup ‘83 held in the UK, the BDM logo was starting to get more globally recognized with more exposure when India won the prestigious World Cup under the Captaincy of Kapil Dev; and BDM enjoyed the privilege of 2 Nos. BDM Cricket Bats with autograph of both the teams played final, displayed in the Museum of Sports Authority of India, New Delhi. The BDM is also engaged in sponsoring and promoting Clubs, Association, Women’s Cricket Association of India, Blind and Disabled Cricket Association, Indian and International Players since its initiation as well as upcoming talented Players all over the World by providing Cricket equipments free of cost for promotion of Cricket. Sckub Sports is also running a sponsorship programme where the talented cricketer must be recommended by the coach supported by the performance data before his application is considered.

Also "BDM" is the First Cricket House in India in Sports awarded as ISO 9001:2000 Certified Company with Registration Number R-91/777 issued by JAZ-ANZ, NEW ZEALAND for complying with the International Quality Standards and performing the Quality Management System. This is implemented through experience and takes strict control on quality system by Professional Skilled Team adopting International advanced technique, where excellence is a routine.

At present, Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virendra Sehwag are using BDM equipment. Since beginning, Players from National Teams from various countries have been signed under "BDM" Sponsorship to use our products. Players like Late Lala Amarnath who was the first to use the BDM bat in an International Match followed by Vivian Richards, Gordon Greenidge, Vijay Merchant, Zahir Abbas, Dilip Vengsarkar, BS Chandrashekhar, Chetan Chauhan, Surendra Khanna, Roshan Mahanam, Atul Vasan Kapil Dev, Praveen Amre, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Raman Lamba, Arshad Ayub, Kirti Azad, Srikant, Gurcharan Singh ‘Dronacharya Awardees’, Saba Karim, Heath Streak, Grant Flower, Spearman, Mauric Odumbe, Kennedy Otieno, Daryl Tuffy, Steve Waugh, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Virendra Sehwag, M. Kaif, Sahid Afridi, Asim Kamal, Younus Khan, TM Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Mohd Khalid and Habib ul Bashaar.

Another piece of good news: BDM have signed a contract with STAR NEWS for sponsoring the program "Lage Raho India" during the Cricket World Cup 2007. This is being shown every afternoon and evening at 21:30 Hrs (U.K. time) with a repeat. Through "Lage Raho India" program SMS contest (India Only) winner will be awarded every day with BDM equipments for 60 Days. Additionally, two full kit will also be awarded every week, ending with two Special awards for Semi final and final contest winner, where full Professional International Kit of worth Rs. 50,000 each will be awarded if India reaches semi Final and Final. This is being telecast in 70 Countries including India and UK

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