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Abu Dhabi Cricket (ADC) yesterday sealed its partnership with the highly acclaimed medical provider, Ahalia Medical Group, during a contract signing ceremony held at Zayed Cricket Stadium.

Ahalia Medical Group, which recently won awards as a flagship medical centre in the region, will be supporting Abu Dhabi Cricket with its impressive schedule of international sporting events and community fitness activities over the next two years.

Alongside the high-profile international cricket matches held at Zayed Cricket Stadium, ADC also plays host to a number of elite international football, rugby and netball training camps and tournaments, recently hosting both the male and female New Zealand rugby 7s squads and will soon host a number of international football clubs and teams ahead of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE and AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019.

In addition to international sport, ADC is also the home to 28 community sports operators spanning across cricket, football, rugby, archery, netball and more. These clubs see over 9,200 children and adults visit the facility every week for matches and training sessions. Ahalia Medical Group will be providing vital daily medical support for all community activity alongside the provision of ambulances and doctors on ground for all large scale tournaments and matches.

The partnership also sees Ahalia Medical Group take on the role of Official Medical Provider of ADC’s marquee event – the Abu Dhabi T20.

Speaking about the partnership, Matt Boucher, Acting CEO of Abu Dhabi Cricket, said: “This is a fantastic partnership and we are honoured to partner with the esteemed Ahalia Medical Group. We’re looking forward to having their support as we continue to ramp up our community sport initiatives, as well as having their professional medics on the ground for our higher profile international sports events and annual professional team training camps. The wellness and safety of all of our players and spectators is our number one priority and we are privileged to now have the unwavering support of the highly qualified and professional team at Ahalia.”

Dr. Vibu Bose, Executive Director of Ahalia Medical Group, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with a rapidly growing Abu Dhabi Cricket – one of the most exciting facilities in the UAE. As medical professionals, we’re keen to encourage the growth of local fitness initiatives across all sports and we look forward to being able to ensure that all those who take part in community fitness activities have the necessary health safeguards in place.

"We’re proud to be working alongside Abu Dhabi Sports Council and ADC and look forward to being able to promote the benefits of sports and fitness for people of all ages in Abu Dhabi."

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