DBMSC have won quite a few local indoor cricket tournaments but instead of keeping the prize money from the Saudi German Hospital Challengers Cup, each member of the club donated their shares to the less fortunate in Pakistan.
Their ‘A’ side won the Gold Division at the ICC Academy, before their ‘B’ team made it a double celebration by winning the Silver Division crown.
While they got their hands on the winning trophy, the club followed in the footsteps of their team-mate Rohan Mustafa by donating the winning funds of Dh3,000 to charity.
Mustafa, who missed the competition due to international commitments with the UAE national team, recently donated more than Dh8,000 – funds sold from a motorbike that he won in a T20 Nepal tournament, to a charity in Pakistan that helps orphans.
And touched by the gesture, DBMSC supported Mustafa by doing the same.
Amit Chaturvedi, from DBMSC, said: “Our team-mate and UAE captain Rohan Mustafa has decided to support kids in Pakistan who have lost their family by helping them financially through education and sports in a small way, so as a team we wanted to stand behind this clause by dedicating this victory & earnings for a noble cause.”
The @sghemirates Challengers Cup finals will be remembered as a double glory for the DBMSC –A & B teams, who won both Gold & Silver divisions. DBMSC – A bounced back strongly in a low scoring game after a blow in the last Challengers Cup from Fujisoft Falcons – A. #ICCAcademy pic.twitter.com/Vghiwu8kJF— ICC Academy (@ICCAcademy) April 21, 2018
Mustafa thanked his ‘supportive’ team-mates for the kind gesture.
“I was not aware of it and only came to know of it when they sent the video (of the speech donating the money to charity) to me on WhatsApp,” said Mustafa, who regularly donates money to charity in Pakistan after his father died when the UAE captain was just 14.
“It was very nice of them and they are very supportive people. I was really happy for them to win the title and it shows that you can help anyone.”
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