Ricky Ponting appointed brand ambassador for Tasmania

New Delhi:  Former Australian cricket captain
Ricky Ponting has been appointed brand ambassador of his home
state Tasmania and will join a government-led trade mission to
the subcontinent that will explore export opportunities.
Ponting has been given the role of Ambassador for
Tasmania for the trip from September 2 to 11 in India, Sri
Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore.
The delegation will involve representatives from the
state's education, energy, tourism and hospitality sectors.
Premier Will Hodgman said, "Ponting will participate in
just the trip to India where he will engage high-level
business contacts, promote education initiatives with ties to
Launceston, and promote the state's high quality experiences,
food and beverages."
He said Ponting's presence will help open doors in a
country in which he is so revered.
"Having Ricky Ponting in our team will be a distinct
advantage given his already established connections. Ricky is
also head coach of the IPL Mumbai Indians, which won the
championship in 2015, so he has an enormous profile that will
attract great interest in Tasmania and the trade mission."