The first ever Ooredoo Softball Cricket Tournament will kick off on 6 March 2015 at the Ahli Sidab club ground. 32 teams (in two groups) are lined up to battle it out for top honours over the four week knockout tournament, being played every Friday, in what is sure to be a battle of sporting talent. The two groups will be drawn on 3 March at 5pm outside Ooredoo’s flagship store in Muscat Grand Mall.
Sutha Siva, Acting Chief Business Officer at Ooredoo said, “This will definitely be an exciting and tough competition. Cricket is a popular sport that has found its way into many households and is something that also requires discipline and many attributes that play a part in a healthy and successful life; perseverance, commitment, teamworking and good sportsmanship” One of our goals at Ooredoo is to inspire people to grow through sports. From the response we have had so far to this first ever competition, we are sure we will see the tournament grow through the years and hopefully see some of the successful players grow with us.”
Ooredoo will be awarding trophies to the winners and runners-up, but there are also some inspiring prizes up for grabs for best batsman, best bowler, man of the match and man of the series. These include smartphones, special Ooredoo numbers and More International calling cards for outstanding players throughout the tournament.
Cricket enthusiasts will be able to follow the tournament on Ooredoo’s social media channels.
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Notes to the Editor:
Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company SAOG (“Ooredoo”) was founded and registered in the Sultanate of Oman in December 2004. It launched its service in March 2005 as the challenger mobile operator in Oman, originally operating under the name Nawras. The Company was awarded the second fixed licence in Oman in 2009, and launched its international gateway in April 2010, its corporate fixed and broadband services in May 2010, and its residential fixed and broadband services in June 2010. Since 2010, Ooredoo has been an integrated services telecommunications operator and is currently serving over 2 million customers across the Sultanate. Following a successful IPO on 1 November 2010, Ooredoo is listed on the Muscat Stock Market (MSM) under the “ORDS” ticker. Ooredoo is majority owned by Ooredoo Q.S.C. and also has a number of significant Omani shareholders which ensures that the company is strongly integrated into the Omani society. Ooredoo has won a number of awards including Jury’s Distinction Award for Customer Service Excellence in the telecom sector 2013, Leading Telecommunications Company at the Arab Achievement Awards 2013, Best Operator Network at the Telecoms World Middle East 2013 Awards and a number of awards for their outstanding campaigns at the Dubai Lynx Awards in February 2014.
About Ooredoo Group
Ooredoo is a leading international communications company delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses across markets in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential. Ooredoo has a presence in markets such as Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq, Palestine, the Maldives, Myanmar and Indonesia. The company was named “Best Mobile Operator of the Year” at the World Communication Awards 2013.
The company reported revenues of US$9.3 billion in 2013 and had a consolidated global customer base of more than 95 million people as of 31 December 2013. Ooredoo’s shares are listed on the Qatar Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.
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