UAE businessman distributes T20 World Cup match tickets to blue-collared workers

Opinion Sunday 24/October/2021 17:17 PM
By: Anis Sajan, Vice Chairman, Danube group
UAE businessman distributes T20 World Cup match tickets to blue-collared workers

It has been almost half a decade since the last T20 match was played between India and Pakistan in Eden Gardens (19 March, 2016) which India won by 6 wickets.

And it is the first time ever that T20 world cup is happening in UAE, India Vs Pakistan being the one of the most waited match given the huge population of expats from these two countries. It is a well-known fact that this match is an iconic one and watched by Indians and Pakistanis, no matter which part of the globe they are located in. Be it a laborer or a billionaire, each and every individual is emotionally invested in this match. No big activity is planned around this time as all the attention is only focused on the match. The clubs and entertainment areas are packed with people waiting to see the action. So much is the craze/obsession for India - Pak that people line up outside the electronic stores to catch the action. Quite a few cricket enthusiasts also fly down from different parts of the world like USA, England, India and Pakistan to the venue to see the game live in the stadium.

It is only the privileged ones who get to see all the action live at the stadium. To witness such a game live however is a distant dream for the blue collared staff who slog through the day to make ends meet. This time around the Vice Chairman of Danube Group also known famously as Mr. Cricket UAE has taken it on himself to fulfill the dreams of these workers by distributing tickets for the India Pakistan Match on 24 th October, 2021, happening at the ring of fire, the iconic Dubai Stadium. Transport has also been

taken care of for these workers to go to the Stadium along with food packets for them.

Cricket being considered a religion in both India and Pakistan, it will definitely be a dream come true for these folks to watch their players like Thalaiva Dhoni who will be the team mentor, Captain Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Bumrah and KL Rahul from India as well as Babar Azam, Shohaib Malik, Mohd. Hafiz, Fakkar Zaman who are like their Heroes.

No doubt Ind – Pak is going to be the iconic one this T20 world cup, Mr. Cricket UAE will also be distributing tickets for Afghanistan – Pakistan Match on 29 th October, which is another block buster game keeping in mind the passion of both the countries.

India matches being the most sought after, Anis Sajan shall be handing out tickets for India’s match Vs A2 on Nov 5, for which the opponent will be decided in due course of time. Mr. Sajan said, “We are also trying to get tickets for the semifinal as well as the final matches and who knows they might see their favorite teams India and Pakistan in the T20 world cup.

Along with the tickets, the blue collared staff shall also receive their favorite fan jerseys and signature Mr. Cricket UAE jackets and caps. And for those who would not be able to go to the stadium the company has arranged screening at some of their warehouses.

Mr. Anis Sajan, Vice Chairman, Danube Group said, “I have been lucky enough to live my passion for cricket all these years and the best way to share my passion is to distribute tickets to the less privileged and bring a smile on their face.”

When asked about his plan of watching the historic India Pakistan game, he mentioned that he was more than happy to watch it at his home, where he has arranged a screening with a group of his friends, who are a mix of Indians and Pakistanis.

The key Idea for distributing the tickets amongst the blue collared staff is to have them experience the live action of a world cup match which is something they can only dream of.