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Afridi and Singh to share expertise with Expo 2020 cricket finalists

10,000 free tickets are available to watch CoEx Project Team face off against last year's runners-up Laing O'Rourke on Friday

Afridi and Singh to share expertise with Expo 2020 cricket finalists
Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh. Image: AFP

Cricket superstars Shahid Afridi and Yuvraj Singh are set to mentor the finalists of the Expo 2020 Dubai Cricket Tournament this Friday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

A total of 10,000 free tickets are available to watch CoEx Project Team (representing the Dubai Exhibition Centre) face off against last year’s runners-up Laing O’Rourke.

The competition started back in October with 32 teams.

Dr Rob Cooling, Expo 2020 spokesperson and the vice-president of health, safety, quality and environment at the expo, said: "Cricket is a huge passion in the region and it means so much to the workers who are involved in the delivery of Expo 2020.

"It's a really big deal for these teams. As we get closer to the finals, everyone gets increasingly competitive. There's a lot of excitement among teams because they get to play in a huge stadium, in front of thousands of spectators and with famous cricketers in attendance.

"The Expo 2020 Cricket Tournament is part of our 'Better Together Strategy', an over-arching approach to drive continual improvement in health and safety and worker welfare. The tournament is organised as a celebration of everyone working to deliver the 4.38sq km Expo 2020 site and a thank you for their all hard work."

Afridi and Singh will give the workers tips and advice. Prizes on offer include: best batsman, bowler, man-of-the-match and other titles.

Fans can apply for free tickets and find out further information about the match, which is played in the Twenty20 format, at www.expo2020dubai.com/campaigns/cricket.

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