Home > News >

IPL 2014: Mumbai Indians dedicates first home tie to underprivileged children

Mumbai-Indians-team-at-the-launch-of-the-initiative-``Education-For-All``-for-underprivileged-kids-in-Mumbai--2
Mumbai Indians had invited 9,000 underprivileged children for a home match in 2013 © IANS

Mumbai: May 2, 2014

In its fifth year now, Mumbai Indians‘ social initiative ‘Education For All’ is set to take a leap forward when over 18,000 underprivileged children from various NGOs will flock the historic Wankhede Stadium for the Mumbai outfit’s first home match.

Mumbai Indians had flown nine underprivileged children to Dubai during the Indian Premier League (IPL’s) UAE leg as part of the first step for this season’s initiative. The children had the opportunity to meet and interact with their stars in the team and watch them in action at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

An initiative led by Mumbai Indians’ owner Nita Ambani, the franchise is one of the first teams to recognise the potential of using its global fan base to enhance awareness about a compelling social issue and has found support amongst its fans and sponsors for the cause.

A gathering of over 18,000 underprivileged children at the stadium would stand testimony to Mumbai Indians belief and strong commitment in support of this cause. Tomorrow is probably a first in sporting history in this part of the sub-continent, where an entire stadium will be full of underprivileged children for a professional and competitive match.

The ‘Education for All’ initiative has been able to meaningfully impact over 50,000 underprivileged children from various NGOs engaged in supporting and imparting life skills to their respective wards.

Mumbai Indians had invited 9,000 such children from the society for one of its home match on April 13, 2013 and had even dedicated its IPL victory to the cause — a record documented in the Limca Book of Records.

Mumbai Indians management would be deploying about 425 BEST and private buses for movement of children with about 2000 volunteers, one lakh food boxes and a control room to monitor and map all the coordination.

Click here for IPL 2014 Points Table and Team Standings

Click here for IPL 2014 Schedule: Match time table for IPL 7

Click here for IPL 2014 Schedule & Results

Click here for IPL 2014 complete coverage

World T20 League 2014

Sep 19, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Raipur

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Mohali

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Mohali

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 18, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 5 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 17, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 3 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 16, 2014  at Raipur

Northern Knights won by 6 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 16, 2014  at Raipur

Lahore Lions won by 55 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 14, 2014  at Raipur

Mumbai Indians won by 9 wkts

Photos

West Indies vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test at Gros Islet

Videos

Anderson plays golf with Jaguar competition winners

Glenn Maxwell, Thisara Perera guide Kings XI Punjab to 5-wicket victory against Hobart Hurricanes in CLT20 2014

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Hobart Hurricanes CLT20 2014 Match 2: Hobart Hurricanes’ likely XI

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Hobart Hurricanes CLT20 2014 Match 2: KXIP’s likely XI

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Hobart Hurricanes CLT20 2014 Match 2: Key battles

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) CLT20 2014 Match 1: Highlights

Bangladesh vs West Indies Champions League T20 Champions League T20 2014 Chennai Super Kings CLT20 CLT20 2014 CSK vs KKR Hobart Hurricanes Kings XI Punjab KKR vs CSK Kolkata Knight Riders Mumbai Indians Northern Knights Pakistan West Indies

Javed Miandad says Pakistan can do well in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 without Saeed Ajmal

Glenn Maxwell, Thisara Perera guide Kings XI Punjab to 5-wicket victory against Hobart Hurricanes in CLT20 2014

Kings XI Punjab vs Hobart Hurricanes, 2nd match of CLT20 2014: Glenn Maxwell dismissed by Evan Gulbis

Kings XI Punjab vs Hobart Hurricanes, 2nd match of CLT20 2014: Manan Vohra dismissed by Ben Laughin

Kings XI Punjab vs Hobart Hurricanes, 2nd match of CLT20 2014: David Miller out for a duck

Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014: Kings XI Punjab’s batting gets the extra punch with Thisara Perera’s inclusion

Michael Clarke’s injury woes affect Australia’s long-term plans

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Hobart Hurricanes CLT20 2014 Match 2: Hobart Hurricanes’ likely XI

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Hobart Hurricanes CLT20 2014 Match 2: KXIP’s likely XI

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Hobart Hurricanes CLT20 2014 Match 2: Key battles

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

636 Posts | 8 Fans

Video highlights: Ander Russell 58 for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) CLT20 2014

Champions League T20 2014: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) register 5-wicket win over Hobart Hurricanes (HBH) in CLT20 2014 Group B Match 2

Heart disease in India — 6 shocking facts you should know

Indian Super League: FC Goa’s Indian players are ready for ISL, claims coach Zico

Motorola Moto 360 gets listed on Flipkart

Humsafars producer: The women in my team convinced me to cast Harshad Chopda

Apple modifies iPhones, iPads access without user authorization

Khoobsurat movie review: Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan’s fairytale is insanely cute!

Expert tips to reduce stress and keep your heart healthy

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here