SINGAPORE, Sept 30, 2010: Cricket spin wizard, Muttiah Muralidaran, has been appointed product ambassador for QNet, the global direct selling company.
The three-year appointment is the first upon his retirement from Test cricket, on July 22 2010, after making history as the first bowler to take 800 test wickets with the last ball of his career, resulting in Sri Lanka beating India.
“My fitness has always been my secret to playing good cricket. But I discovered that there are wonderful products that could be used to enhance our natural energies. I got hooked when I discovered the QNet range of energy products. And as I began to use each one, I discovered that my energy levels actually improved, so I am more than happy to endorse their products,” he said.
Although Muralidaran declined to reveal the value of the deal, he said it involved endorsing “all the exclusive products distributed by QNet, particularly their wellness and energy range.”
QNet Regional Director for Singapore, Zaheer Merchant, said the company had a significant presence in the region through offices in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. But the Island State was chosen as the venue to make the global announcement of Muralidaran’s appointment as it is an active cricket playing nation.
“Our national cricket team has been an associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 1974, and has played in every ICC World Cup qualifier, except in 1995 and 2005.”
“Singaporeis also the regional headquarters for QNet’s travel and lifestyle division, under which our wellness and energy products are categorized. So it is fitting that we announce his appointment here,” he said.
Merchant added, “Murali fits perfectly with our core values which are Service, Teamwork, Integrity and being Results Oriented. Hence, there is a clear synergy between our corporate values and all that Murali stands for.”
Muralidaran’s commitment to his game, goal-oriented focus, resilience, integrity, and ability to smile in the face of adversity are traits that inspired QNet to appoint him as its product ambassador.
Earlier, Merchant also presented a cheque for S$10,000 to SCA president, Imran Hamid Khwaja.
“We will use the money to help fund the training of young cricketers. Muralidaran has inspired a generation of cricketers and we hope one day to have Singaporeans who can meet or even exceed his achievements,” Imran said.
QNet is a dynamic wellness and lifestyle company designed to enrich the lives of its customers worldwide through an exclusive product portfolio and a unique business opportunity.
Through innovative lifestyle brands that engender high brand loyalty and satisfaction, combined with local, on-ground support and services, QNet has established itself as a global direct selling company with a strong Asian heritage. By offering a proven ecommerce business opportunity to promote the company’s products and services, QNet represents the potential for additional or sole income for business entrepreneurs.
To learn more about QNet, visit www.qnet.net