Gulf Super Sixes Cricket Tournament returns to Dubai in December 2012
- United Arab Emirates: Saturday, October 20 - 2012 at 12:03
- PRESS RELEASE
Returning for its third year of action and excitement, the Gulf Super Sixes corporate cricket league is warming up to thrill cricket lovers in Dubai. With 48 teams competing to play alongside eight international cricketing legends, this makes it one of the region's biggest corporate sports leagues.
The event will be heldfrom 30 November to 14 December 2012 - qualifiers and finals will take place at the ICC GCA grounds at Dubai Sports City, andat the spectacular Dubai International Stadium, respectively.
Mr. Arshad Zaheer, CEO, Crayons Communications, said: "Gulf Super Sixes is one of the very few sports tournaments in the region that generates an electrifying atmosphere by the fans. Of the 48 teams competing, the top eight teams will have an international cricketing legend mentor and compete with the players for an opportunity to win the coveted cup."
Last year, legends that participated in the Gulf Super Sixes included: Wasim Akram, Muthaya Murlidharan, Vinod Kambli, Nayan Mongia, Maninder Singh, Sanath Jayasuriya, Lance Klusener and Imran Nazir.
Mr. V. Ramesh Rao, General Manager andChief Executive Officer, Gulf Oil, said: "We are pleased to sponsor such a highly competitive sports tournament. Cricket has a vast number of fans in the UAE that comprise not just cricket enthusiasts, but friends, families and business colleagues. The environment evokes a great sense of joy and enthusiasm for those watching. We are certain that this year's Gulf Super Sixes will be even bigger and better than before and look forward to the high level of sportsmanship to be displayed."
Mr. Vipen Sethi, Chief Executive Officer, Landmark Group, said: "The talent in Gulf Super Sixes has developed over the past two years, with local teams getting even more competitive and engaged in the matches. This event provides a great opportunity for the local talent to play with the cricketing legends. Our aim, at Landmark Group, is to encourage such community opportunities and promote wellness through sporting events and we are very happy to be associated with Gulf Super Sixes."
The Gulf Super Sixes has been a remarkable success for the past two years. Initially, international players had drawn in fans to come be a part of the electrifying atmosphere created at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. However, with the expertise being passed from legends to players, this league has become even more thrilling to watch.
Wasim Akram, Former Captain of the Pakistani International Team, said: "The Gulf Super Sixes corporate cricket league has an outstanding group of talented individuals with phenomenal cricket skills. As a person that has a strong passion for cricket, I feel it is my obligation to pass my knowledge down to these players and help them develop the game further for future generations to thrive. People who will come to watch these players will be fully entertained with the increased standards of play."
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