Dubai Consulate General of Pakistan in Dubai won the trophy during the 5th Diplomatic Cricket Championship held on January 29 and 30 at Skyline University College Cricket Ground, Sharjah.
During the semi-finals, the South African consulate team defeated the Indian consulate team by seven wickets. The second match was played between the Pakistan Consulate team and the Bangladesh Consulate team, in which the Pakistani team won by 14 runs. Defeating the final match, the Pakistan Consulate team won by 59 runs against the South African Consulate and lifted the trophy.
Dr Aman Puri, Consul General of India in Dubai, delivered the keynote address. During the closing ceremony, Consul General of Sri Lanka Nalanda Vajirathana in her speech emphasized the importance of sports in encouraging the spirit of the team. Consul General of Pakistan Ahmed Amjad Ali, who was also the captain of the Pakistan Consulate team, also shared some impressive words with the players.
In a statement, Ali said: “I would like to thank Skyline University, Sharjah for hosting the Diplomatic Cup Cricket Tournament. The Pakistan Consulate, Dubai, hosted the tournament this year. I would encourage more diplomatic missions in Dubai to participate in the Diplomatic Cup.
In his speech, Nitin Anand, Vice Chairman, Skyline University College, emphasized the importance of sports. He said: “Skyline University College, as a multicultural community, uses a variety of tools to bring together stakeholders from different cultural backgrounds to learn in harmony. One of these devices is sports. Sports, especially cricket, have been part of the Skyline culture. And we are happy to be part of the Diplomatic Cricket Championship, which started five years ago under the auspices of the Indian Consulate and the support of various consulates. The Diplomatic Cricket Championship is an annual event that paves the way for consulate employees to get rid of their busy schedules. It is also a platform to strengthen cooperation and promote positive contacts and respect among UAE dignitaries.
The participating consulates for the 5th Diplomatic Cricket Championship include Consulate of Pakistan, which is the co-host of this year, Consulate of India, Consulate of Sri Lanka, Consulate of the United States, Consulate of Bangladesh, Afghanistan. Consulate of South Africa. , And the Australian Consulate.
Skyline, under the auspices of the Indian Consulate and in collaboration with various consulates, has been hosting the annual Diplomatic Cricket Championship in the UAE to strengthen cooperation and promote positive communication among dignitaries.
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