Dubai: A thrilling cricket match was played between Karnataka Ministers XI and Thumbay Group XI at the Thumbay Sports Ground at Gulf Medical University on Friday 30th January 2015, as part of Bearys Sports Festival hosted by Bearys Cultural Forum.
After winning the toss, Thumbay Group’s captain, Thumbay Moideen, founder president of Thumbay Group, elected to bat first, with the team scoring 76 for the loss of 4 wickets in the allotted ten overs. Starting brightly, Thumbay XI scored 45 in the first four overs, before tight bowling by the Ministers XI ensured the former couldn’t score a larger total.
In the second innings, the Ministers XI, captained by Karnataka’s Minister of Youth Services and Fisheries, K Abhayachandra Jain started cautiously and leveled the given target by accelerating towards the end to finish the game only in eight overs at the loss of 3 wickets. The Ministers XI also featured other prominent dignitaries including Karnataka’s Minister of Health and Family Welfare, U T Khader, who was the vice-captain of the team and Member of Legislative Assembly Moideen Bava.
The game was part of the larger Bearys Sports Festival that hosted a series of other sporting events like football, kabbadi, badminton, track events in addition to a series of family entertainment and curricular activities. The festival culminated with a grand prize distribution that honoured the ministers and winners of the various competitions.
Before the start of the festival, the ministers and MLA, along with other dignitaries were taken on a tour of Gulf Medical University. Being highly impressed with the facilities provided, they appreciated Thumbay Moideen’s commitment to providing excellent facilities and invaluable contributions to the society.
Started in 1998, The Thumbay Group is an international business conglomerate in the United Arab Emirates with a talented workforce of close to three thousand employees. The group has a diversified portfolio of businesses with operations in Education, Healthcare, Medical Research, Diagnostics, Retail Pharmacy, Health Communication, Retail Opticals, Wellness, Nutrition Stores, Hospitality, Real Estate, Publishing, Trading, Marketing and Distribution.