Home > News >

IPL 2014: Mumbai Indians take nine underprivileged children to Dubai

© IANS
Mumbai Indians owners also run a social initiative called ‘Education For All’ © IANS

Dubai: Apr 17, 2014

Mumbai Indians, under its social cause initiative ‘Education For All’ led by its owner Nita Ambani, have invited nine underprivileged children from various Mumbai based NGOs to Dubai as part of experiential tour and to watch the team’s next match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

The children are expected to give a presentation on the NGOs they represent and interact with their favourite Mumbai Indians players and support staff on April 18 here.

The following day, the kids will don the Blue & Gold colours and be at the Dubai International Stadium to cheer for their favourite team.

The visit of the kids to Dubai is first step for this season of ‘Education For All’ initiative and will culminate in dedicating an entire match for the cause, when Mumbai Indians play their first home match at Wankhede Stadium on May 3.

Around 18,000 to 20,000 underprivileged children from various NGOs across Maharashtra are expected to be at the Wankhede stadium to watch the match on May 3.

Last year, Mumbai Indians had 11000 such children from the society at the Wankhede on April 13, when the entire Mumbai had played for the EFA cause — a record which found its mention in the latest Limca Book of Records.

To spread awareness, the management at Mumbai Indians this year have dedicated the shoulder spot (non-leading arm) on team’s jersey to EFA logo, a conscious decision of not retailing the commercial space for any sponsor.

For the Mumbai Indians ‘ICON’ Sachin Tendulkar‘s jersey, the EFA logo will be spotted on the chest.

Mumbai Indians is one of the first teams to recognise the potential of using its worldwide fan base to enhance awareness about a compelling social issue and has found support among its fans and sponsors for the cause. Every Mumbai Indians player and support staff is a passionate believer in this initiative and committed to spread the message of ‘Education For All’.

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 30, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 2, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Khulna

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 5, 2014 (14:05 IST)   at Adelaide

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 6, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Ahmedabad

More

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 15, 2014  at Ahmedabad

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 7, 2014  at Bengaluru

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 30, 2014  at Hyderabad

Match cancelled

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014  at Hamilton

No result

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 3 wkts

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test

Videos

Tendulkar provides teaser on upcoming book

Live Cricket Score Duleep Trophy Central Zone vs South Zone, final at Delhi Day 3: Faiz Fazal dismissed by Vinay Kumar on 72

Pakistan vs Australia Live Cricket Score, 2nd Test at Abu Dhabi Day 2

Yuvraj Singh — have we seen the last of the man who won India three World Cups?

Younis Khan continues piling up records for Pakistan

Younis Khan’s ban: why the ICC is justified

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 Central Zone Duleep Trophy Duleep Trophy 2014-15 India Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Zone South Zone vs Central Zone Sri Lanka Sri Lanka tour of India 2014

Misbah ul-Haq gets most runs by a Pakistani captain in Tests

Younis Khan equals Javed Miandad’s record of most 150+ scores by Pakistan batsman

Duleep Trophy 2014-15 final: Central Zone 138/1 at Tea; Faiz Fazal unbeaten on 60

Pakistan 405/3 against Australia at lunch on Day 2 of 2nd Test

Duleep Trophy 2014-15 final: Faiz Fazal brings up fifty; Central Zone 128/0 after 37 overs

Younis Khan equals Javed Miandad’s record of most 150+ scores by Pakistan batsman

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Manish Pandey showing signs of fulfilling potential

Yuvraj Singh — have we seen the last of the man who won India three World Cups?

Younis Khan continues piling up records for Pakistan

Mythbusting — the claim that playing for a weaker batting side handicaps a batsman has no basis

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

678 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Younis Khan century during Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test at Dubai

India A vs Sri Lanka: Fringe players look to impress

NGOs pursue education for all

Dance Basanti from Ungli: Put on your dancing shoes and practice the Basanti move!

Weight Loss Tip #59: Eat oranges to lose weight

Sensex surges 150 points in early trade to regain 27,000-mark

PricewaterhouseCoopers partners Google to offer business solutions to clients

Google X Lab working on nanoparticles to help detect diseases early

Priyanka Chopra has the best no make-up selfie on Instagram, think fans!

Lisa Haydon: I slept off midway while watching the original Shaukeen!

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here