Mumbai Indians invites 9 underprivileged children to Dubai

PTI| Updated: Apr 18, 2014, 16:41 PM IST

Mumbai: As part of their social initiative `Education For All`, Mumbai Indians have invited nine underprivileged children from various Mumbai-based NGOs here for an experiential tour and to watch the team`s next match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The visit of these kids to Dubai is the first step for this season of `Education For All` initiative, and will culminate in dedicating an entire match for the cause, when Mumbai Indians will play their first home match in Wankhede Stadium May 3.

Around 18,000 to 20,000 underprivileged children from various NGO`s across the State of Maharashtra are expected to be at the Wankhede stadium to watch the match on 3rd May. Last year, Mumbai Indians had 11,000 such children from the society at the Wankhede on 13th April 2013, when the entire Mumbai had played for the EFA cause -- a record which found its mention in the latest Limca Book of Records.

To spread awareness, the management at Mumbai Indians this year have dedicated the shoulder spot (non-leading arm) on team`s jersey to EFA logo, a conscious decision of not retailing the commercial space for any sponsor. For the Mumbai Indians `ICON` Sachin Tendulkar`s jersey, the EFA logo will be spotted on the chest, the franchise said in a release.