Sharjah Media City (Shams) in collaboration with Al Batayeh Municipality is set to organize the “Sharjah Media City Cricket Championship.”
The announcement was made during a press conference held on Thursday at Sharjah Media City (Shams). The championship will be held at the Al Batayeh Cricket Ground from February 6- March 16, and will witness participation from approximately eight teams, including a team from Sharjah Media City (Shams).
The press conference was attended by Chairman of Sharjah Media City (Shams), H.E. Dr Khalid Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Al Batayeh Municipal Council and member of Al Batayeh Cultural and Sports Club’s BoD, H.E. Mohammed Abdullah Al Ketbi, Director of Sharjah Media City, H.E. Shihab Al Hammadi, CEO of Fast Building Contracting Company, H.E. Eng Fathy Afana, and a number of media representatives.
During the conference, Al Midfa said that organizing the championship aligns with the vision of H.H. Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, of creating an environment that nurtures new talents and encourages the youth to participate in a variety of creative industries. As part of our corporate social responsibility at (Shams), we are committed to identify and promote those young individuals, and engage them in various corporate competitions. We are delighted to be presented with opportunities to sponsor and organize events that attracts talents from across the emirate.”
Al Midfa said. Al Ketbi said, “We would like to extend our gratitude to Sharjah Media City (Shams) for their collaboration with Al Batayeh, which is constantly expanding to provide a wide variety of services in the field of sports. Organizing Sharjah Media City Cricket Championship in Al Batayeh, is a creative initiative that is expected to receive a commendable response by cricket fans from many communities in the UAE.”
At the end of the conference, Al Midfa and Al Ketbi conducted a draw for participants of Group A that included Shams, Fast, Defenders and MGM and participants of Group B with names such as Faisal, Helios, Brothers Gas and Orakzai warrior.