#RedBull has always been a part of sporting and adventurous activities worldwide. Over the past few years, they’ve come up with the initiative of supporting cricket for the nation’s youth.
In collaboration with the Moin Khan cricket academy, #RedBull conducted this global cricket event named as #RedBullCampusCricket whereby the first leg of the tournament includes the cricket teams of different cities of Pakistan that would play against each other. Basically, the inter-city tournament was held for one team to get a spot in the Red Bull World Cup finals that would take place in Oval, England.
Trophies for Pakistan’s Finale
It proved to be a really nice cause as youngsters who dream of becoming successful cricketers are recognized by Red Bull with their immense support and given a chance to get a similar global exposure that our national team gets on their cricket tours.
So, the Pakistani final was held on 12th April, 2014 between the Karachi University and University of Sargodha teams.
The event had notable personalities such as the NSM, Marketing Managers, Digital Managers etc along with legends like Moin Khan and Rashid Latif. We took advantage of this opportunity and clicked a few selfies with Mr. Moin Khan
The event started with uncovering the countdown clock of the Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals.
Later, the teams were introduced followed by the refreshments. The teams had their warm-up session prior to the event’s opening.
The attendees of the event were served with cocktails, mocktails and unlimited Red Bull cans to kick in some energy for the purpose of cheering for the respective teams and oh yeah..how could we forget the red bull branded mini cooper:
It was a tough cricket battle between both the teams. Karachi opted to bowl first whereby University of Sargodha was under pressure during the first over with 1 wicket down.
The end result of the Cricket Finale is highlighted below:
Karachi University 74 for 0 (Ammar 37*, Haris 26*) beat University of Sargodha 70 (Raza 28, Shahzaib 5-6) by 10 wickets at the Red Bull Campus Cricket, Pakistan finals.
The finale event had some notable media partners. All the matches of the tournament were LIVE telecasted on Geo Super.
Captain of the Runner’s up team collecting their trophy.
The victorious captain collecting the National Champion’s trophy.
There’s more to this event. An amazing innovative idea caught my attention at the event. There was a flying object in the air which at first looked like a tower camera equipment to cover the match from top view, but then later on we all realized that they were Red Bull Drones which released exclusive special addition Red Bull cans from the above with the support of a mini parachute. It was seriously something unique to experience.
— Sidra Pasha (@cidrapasha) April 12, 2014
Some cool photography frames
The official Red Bull Campus Cricket tournament details can be read and viewed here: http://bit.ly/1qHKhlt
All in all it’s a great effort pulled off by Red Bull! I believe more talent should be supported and promoted where brands like Red Bull come forward and support other sporting activities and events such as hockey, snooker, swimming, basketball and similar sports as Pakistan’s youth has a large pool of talent.