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2nd ISC Koosamma Shedthy memorial UAE Open Badminton tournament from Oct 20-29

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Abu Dhabi: India Social and Cultural Centre Abu Dhabi (ISC), the largest Socio-Cultural organization for the Indian community in the Middle East and Title Sponsor Big Ticket Abu Dhabi Duty Free join hands to host the 2nd Abu Dhabi Open Badminton team League Tournament at the India Social & Cultural Centre. This event is presented by Big Ticket Abu Dhabi Duty and Powered by NMC Group.

ISC facilitates its members with high profile courts for Badminton, Squash, Tennis, and Table Tennis in addition to Snooker/Billiard rooms, Swimming pool and with Gymnasium. Having a current strength of 2,300 members (8000 including dependants) and with its state- of- the- art building spanning over an area of 100,000 Sq. Ft, India Social & Cultural Centre, Abu Dhabi established in the year 1967 enjoys an atmosphere of harmony and goodwill, having Socio-Cultural, recreational and Sports as incessant activities. Throughout 49 years of its existence by associating the cultural diversities and traditions of UAE and India, ISC has been constantly contributing towards enhancing and strengthening the age old cordial relations between the two nations. The centre by its own pride and dignity has always been recognized as a unique platform for all highly reputed Corporates, wherein the benefits rewarded are mutually.

John P Varghese, the Hon. Acting President of ISC announced the launching of the Big Ticket Abu Dhabi Duty Free presnts, 2nd ISC – KOOSAMMA SHEDTHY MEMORIAL UAE OPEN BADMINTON TEAM LEAGUE TOURNAMENT 2016. The Badminton section in ISC Abu Dhabi itself has strength of more than 700 members, utilizing the facility on a regular basis. The Badminton courts in ISC are of International Standards and proud to publicize them as the best in G.C.C.

On behalf of Hon. President and the Managing Committee, John P Varghese thanked Dr. B.R. Shetty, Vice Chairman & Parton Governor of ISC and the Executive Vice Chairman & CEO of NMC Healthcare for having consented to institute a Tournament in memoriam of his late beloved mother Koosamma Shedthy and requested his continued patronage in the coming years also. He also thanked Sheryl Fajardo of Big Ticket Abu Dhabi Duty Free for supporting the event as Title Sponsor for the second consecutive year, ISC General Governor Hisham P.A, Managing Director Apex Trading, Khaleel of Yonex and all other sponsors for the patronage extended.

Dr. B.R. Shetty thanked ISC for organizing this Major Event in Memory of his late beloved mother and expressed that he is more than happy to associate to support the events organized by ISC including this.

Cher Cruz representing Abu Dhabi Duty Free, the Title Sponsor said that Big Ticket Abu Dhabi Duty Free are indeed privileged to host this tournament as in the previous year and expressed their commitment and willingness to support similar events in ISC. She also appreciated the professionalism extended by ISC in organizing the event flawlessly last year and expressed confidence in continuing to do so this year also.

The highlight of this privileged tournament is that the Team League match is open to all U.A.E residents. This will be a event wherein majority of Top Ranked Badminton players in UAE from various nationalities will participate to showcase their skills and professionalism. We expect 8 top clubs of UAE to take part in Big Ticket Abu Dhabi Duty Free presents ISC – Koosamma Shedthy Memorial UAE Open Badminton Team League Tournament 2016. Hon. Acting President John P. Varghese continued that the main objective of this Tournament is to inspire the spirit of the game irrespective of Nationalities and to bring them together at India Social and Cultural Centre. Hon. Sports Secretary A.M. Nizar remarked that the overall participation is expected to reveal a show worthy of excellent skills combined with high endurance levels with the goal to attain the coveted championship under the roof of ISC, Abu Dhabi. He continued that it is a great opportunity for all the Badminton lovers around U.A.E. to witness this high profile sporting event which will be starting from 20th to 29th October 2016. The total prize money is estimated at over AED 40,000.

The meeting was chaired by Hon. Acting President John P. Varghese, Cher Cruz representing Big Ticket Abu Dhabi Duty Free- the Title sponsor, Dr. B.R. Shetty: Vice Chairman & Parton Governor of ISC and the Executive Vice Chairman & CEO NMC healthcare- the lead sponsor & Facilitator of the Tournament, supporting sponsors Hisham P.A Managing Director Apex Trading and Khaleel:, Yonex, ISC Hon. Sports Secretary A.M. Nizar, Hon. Asst. Sports Secretary K.R. Prakash and Badminton Section Secretary Savio Thomas.

Other upcoming major sports events:

1. ISC- Arab Udupi 5th UAE Open Throw ball Championship – 28th October, 2016
2. Mr ISC, UAE Open Body Building Championship – December 2016
3. ISC- Apex UAE Open Badminton Tournament- First Week of January, 2017

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