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CHAR­ITY CRICKET TOUR­NA­MENT RAISES MORE THAN Dhs40,000

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The Cricket for a Cause char­ity tour­na­ment held dur­ing Ra­madan raised Dhs43,700 for Dubai Cares.

Cre­ated by 17-year-old Ashar Yahya, the sec­ond edi­tion of the event saw a rise in par­tic­i­pa­tion, with 16 stel­lar teams tak­ing to the field for a good cause. The tour­na­ment was held from between June 27 and July 3 and it was Lady­bird Nurs­ery who walked away with the win­ner’s tro­phy.

Last year Ashar launched his first Cricket for a Cause Ra­madan tour­na­ment that fea­tured eight teams and raised Dhs13,000 for Dubai Cares to help un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries. After the suc­cess of the in­au­gu­ral event in 2015, Dubai Col­lege stu­dent Ashar said: “I de­cided to or­gan­ise this char­i­ta­ble cricket league as it brings to­gether my pas­sion of cricket and en­trepreneur­ship, and it is some­thing I re­ally do en­joy. “I re­ceived a lot of sup­port from com­pa­nies and in­di­vid­u­als, who were very keen to par­tic­i­pate in the league.”

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