The event and was attended by more than 500 spectators who turned out in force to cheer on participants and colleagues from some of DOZ's premium business partners, including Habib Bank Zurich, du, Royal Bank of Scotland, Mashreq Bank, Back Office, Cupola, IDAMA, AXA Insurance, First Data, Pamcal, ADCB, Dunia Finance, Serco, Gulf Outsourcing, Interglobe, Jumeirah Group and TECOM Investments.
The DOZ Cricket Cup was awarded to the team from Mashreq Bank following a close final match with runners up, du.
Speaking after the event, Ammar Malik, Director of Operations, Dubai Outsource Zone said: "In addition to providing world class services to DOZ's business partners, we strive to encourage a healthy work life balance across our community. The success of the DOZ Cricket Cup not only highlights the popularity of cricket in Dubai, but more significantly the potential of business zones to bring together members of the community. The establishment of the tournament falls in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai to promote sports and competition across Dubai, a vision that DOZ fully supports."
"We are delighted that the tournament attracted so many teams from across DOZ and hope to make the Cricket Cup an annual event.All teams put in their best efforts at the event and at the end of the day, the best side won the cup - congratulations to Team Mashreq."
Farhad Irani, Head of Retail Banking Group at Mashreq commented: "I would like to congratulate Team Mashreq for their spectacular performance and wining spirit throughout the tournament. This is a reflection of what teamwork really stands for. We are grateful to DOZ management for organising this community bonding event. Our players demonstrated pure talent, playing each game as if it were the final. They are worthy of being declared Champions of DOZ Cricket Cup 2013 and of bringing the trophy home."
DOZ was established in June 2004. Companies set up in the zone can expect to experience an environment that attracts different elements of the value chain from banking and finance, insurance, IT, legal to airlines and hospitality. Companies currently operating in DOZ include Genpact, Interglobe, Serco, Back Office, AXA Insurance, Du, Mashreq Bank, Arab Bank, First Data, Cupola, Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd, Al Futtaim Willis and Jumeirah Group.