DSL X Opening Ceremony Hosts
DSL X Opening Ceremony Hosts Many Details
- Opening ceremony event of Desert Super League (DSL) edition 10
- Former Pakistan National Team Captain and bowling legend Wasim Akram delivered a Leadership Focused Keynote.
- Event sponsors GEMS Education represented by C.O.O Mr Zafar Raja, Head of Sponsorships Ershad Ahmed and Dr Saima Rana Principal of GEMS World Academy in attendance
- DSL Sponsors Footprint, Star, Zic Oil, Ways, Hemani, Sharia portfolio, AthGADLANG, Champion, JS, EIS & Kitchen King in attendance.
- GEMS students and over 250 members of the U.A.E cricketing fraternity in attendance.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates:
Footprint Desert Super League (DSL) Season 10 opening ceremony was held at GEMS World Academy – Dubai on 10 September 2022, with media partner Samaa TV.
In attendance addressing the captains of this season, and GEMS students was Wasim Akram, bowlers former Pakistan National Cricket Team Captain, one of the greatest left-handed fast bowlers taking over 900 wickets in international cricket.
Wasim Akram attended in full spirit and shared a few inspiring stories and his wisdom on sports leadership and strategy. He emphasized on the element of not giving up and facing every situation with your head held high. Wasim Akram also shared some inspiring tips on how to maintain a warrior, winning mentality resonated with and inspired the audience of cricket enthusiasts of all ages.
Wasim also took part in a lively panel discussion lead by Omar Hayat, the owner of DSL; and involving fellow speakers Hamid Shabir, Co-founder of Footprint Real Estate; Muhammad Raziq, Executive Director International Operations at Samaa TV; and Dr Saima Rana, Principal/CEO of GEMS World Academy – Dubai and a Vice President – Education of GEMS Education.
Motivated Continue Performing
When asked what motivated him to continue performing at a top level, Wasim Akram replied “It was a dream come true for me, and since then I said to myself, I want this feeling for all my life, so that’s why I worked hard and played 20 years for Pakistan”
Muhammad Raziq, Executive Director International Operations at Samaa TV also shed light on the role of media and its influence on sport and vice versa. On healf of Samaa TV, Muhammad Raziq presented an award to Wasim Akram for his contribution to Pakistan Cricket and International Sport.
A truly lively and engaging panel discussion that entertained not just questions about cricket, but leadership, the role of media in sports as well as the benefit of the community that is being built by DSL. The community engagement and positivity are the reason why Footprint are the title sponsors of the league.
About Desert Super League
Having started with just four teams, DSL is today the main attraction for every cricket lover in the UAE. In the words of DSL’s owner, Omar Hayat, DSL has grown into a fraternity and has found a purpose that is far greater than just cricket. It has become the hub for people of different backgrounds to meet, create new friendships and help each other grow.