Al Bawaba – Ahead of what can call one of the world’s greatest sporting showdowns as arch rivals India and Pakistan face off in the ICC World Cup cricket tournament, the excitement around the match has reached a fever pitch here in the UAE.

Summary

  • Ahead of what can call one of the world’s greatest sporting showdowns as arch rivals India and Pakistan face off in the ICC World Cup cricket tournament, the excitement around the match has reached a fever pitch here in the UAE.
  • Although the match is scheduled on Sunday, first working day of the week, it has not stopped UAE residents from making elaborate plans, get together with their family and friends to enjoy the game.
  • Tabish, who is the only Pakistani among the cricket enthusiasts at his workplace, said he and his friends have elaborate plans for this Sunday match.
  • Dubai resident since 2002, Husain Mohammed Bhatri, 66, who hails from Mumbai, India, said the only plan and hope is that a good game happens and that it doesn’t get washed out by rains.
  • Hailing from Bangalore, Savvy, her husband and son – all cricket buffs – are glued to their TV sets throughout the tournament, especially during India-Pakistan match.


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