Monday, September 20, 2010

Stars to shine at Dubai Super Sixes

Landmark Group unveiled eight star players for Dubai Super Sixes 2010 in Dubai on Wednesday. The corporate tournament is going to be staged at Dubai Sports City cricket ground from October 1 to 15.
Dubai is a happening place which attracts best in the world in every sphere of life. This corporate tournament comprising 48 teams will provide a chance to Dubai residents to experience a mixture of cricket and fun at one of the most modern venues in the world.
The team of legends, mostly from subcontinent include Wasim Akram, Moin Khan (Pakistan), Rohan Gavaskar, Venkatesh Prasad and Vinod Kambli (India), Lance Klusener (South Africa) and Aravinda de Silva and Roshan Mahanama (Sri Lanka). While announcing the players Atul Hedge, CEO of Ignite, a sports promotion company in India, said: “We are privileged to announce that fans and players in Dubai can rub shoulders with some of the top names in world of cricket.
“Every player wants to play with stars like Wasim and De Silva and the event provides an opportunity to the cricket lovers here to join the cricket gala at Dubai Sports City.”
Hedge added: “It might not touch the high standards of professionalism but we are focusing on passion and spirit of the game.
“It is going to be an annual affair in Dubai and the tournament will be expanded to Qatar and Malaysia in near future.” The event will be held under the auspices of the Dubai Cricket Council. The brand ambassador for the inaugural Dubai Super Sixes 2010 tournament is former Pakistan captain and all-rounder Wasim Akram.
Vipen Sethi, CEO, Landmark Group, said: “We are delighted to present the ‘Landmark Group team of Legends’ and provide the teams that clear the preliminary rounds, an opportunity to play alongside renowned cricketing legends. We are confident the presence of high-profile international players on our domestic turf will add to the tournament’s appeal and we are privileged to sponsor this event.
“The Dubai Super Sixes corporate cricketing tournament is in line with the Landmark Group’s initiatives to promote a healthy work-life balance and takes forward our objective to connect with Dubai’s wider corporate community.”
With prizes worth Dh100,000 to be given away, Dubai Super Sixes will see 48 corporate teams locked in a fierce contest for the top honours.
The last eight corporate teams to reach the quarter-finals will be assigned a cricket star from “The Landmark Group Team of Legends”, who will assist the team as mentor and player.
“We are excited that such an impressive line-up of cricketing legends have joined this six-a-side tournament in our first-ever attempt itself,” said Arshad Zaheer, Managing Director of Crayons Communications, organisers of the event. “The presence of these important personalities will make this tournament one of the most notable sports initiatives not only in the UAE but in all cricket-playing nations.”
As per the rules of this fast-paced game, each participating team should comprise of six players along with two substitutes. They will also be provided with five neutral fielders from a large pool of players. Playing under the supervision of neutral umpires, the format requires each side to play a limited five overs, which they have to complete in 30 minutes.

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