Tue 05-10-2021 20:24
DUBAI, October 5, 2021 (WAM) – Notable names from the cricket world gathered today at Expo 2020 Dubai as the Rajasthan Royals Group – the owners of the Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals, sponsored by Expo – launched Next Innings, a digital community for cricket enthusiasts.
Former Ashes-winning England captain Andrew Strauss, cricketer broadcaster and former player Simon Hughes and Rajasthan Royals main owner Manoj Badale participated in a question-and-answer session at the Garden on 1: Sports Lounge in the Mobility Quarter of the Expo.
The topic of cricket innovation was on the agenda, in the context of the current IPL season and the upcoming T20 Men’s World Cup – with the UAE hosting matches in both competitions – as well. as key issues facing the world of cricket.
The Next Innings initiative will address topics related to innovation in cricket and sport, with the aim of creating a digital community of sports industry professionals and fans interested in the topic.
Earlier this year, a partnership between Expo 2020 and Rajasthan Royals was announced for the 14th season of the IPL, which kicked off in India in April and is currently being played in the United Arab Emirates.
As part of the association, Expo 2020 Dubai appears on the front of the Rajasthan Royals jersey as a main sponsor, helping to spread the message of Expo 2020 to millions of cricket fans around the world.
As part of the Royal’s physical presence at the Expo, the team will also be hosting a cricket training clinic.
Expo 2020 sports programming harnesses the unique power of sport to bring people together over 182 days of thrilling activities, skill enhancement and diverse experiences that will leave a lasting impact on all who participate.
WAM / Tariq alfaham