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A large presence for the Pakistani and Indian communities in the T20 Cricket World Cup
A large presence for the Pakistani and Indian communities in the T20 Cricket World Cup

His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, attended an important sports summit within the T20 Cricket World Cup, which brought India and Pakistan together in the match that was held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai Sports City, in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, Chairman of the Emirates Cricket Council, His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council, and Abdul Rahim Mohammed Al Zarooni, Founding President of Dubai Sports City.

The match was attended by Khalid Al Zarooni, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dubai Sports City, Surav Ganguly, Chairman of the Cricket Supervision Board, Jay Shah, Secretary General of the Board, Ramez Raja, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pakistan Cricket Board, and His Excellency Afzal Mahmood Mirza Sultan Mahmud, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the UAE Pavan Kapoor, Ambassador of India to the UAE, and Jeff Allardyce, CEO of the International Cricket Council.

More than 20,000 spectators in the stadium and more than a billion followers on television enjoyed the match, which lasted for more than three hours, filled with the strongest competition, especially as it is the first that brings together India and Pakistan in more than two years. England .. The match represents the pinnacle of competition in the sport of cricket due to the great popularity of this sport in the two countries, which contributed to making it the most exciting match and followed globally, as it is watched by more than one billion people around the world, and the confrontations of India and Pakistan are watched by more than 90% of fans cricket in the world.

It is worth noting that in addition to the large Indian and Pakistani communities in the UAE, large numbers of cricket lovers flocked to the country from all over the world to follow the World Cup competitions in general and to watch the India-Pakistan match in particular.

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