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16 Jul 2018

MCB proud sponsor of the Yonex Mauritius International Challenge


MCB sponsor of the Yonex Mauritius International Challenge

Male’, Monday 16th July 2018: MCB Maldives was the proud sponsor of the Badminton Association of Maldives (BAM) during the Yonex Mauritius International Challenge 2018, held from 7th to 10th June in Mauritius.

The players who won medals are as follows:

CategoryPlayers (surnames)Medal
Mixed DoublesSarim/ShahurunaazSilver
Thoif/NabeehaBronze
Women DoublesNabeeha/NabaahaSilver 
Men DoublesAjfan/ThoifBronze

              
MCB Maldives was the partner of one of the main teams of this competition, convinced by the integrity and the dynamism of the players. While doing so, MCB wished to promote this discipline and work in the interest of the badminton players.

MCB has been promoting sports in Maldives since 2015 when it became the sponsor of the Indian Ocean Island Games. Moreover, MCB was the banking partner of the Maldives National Badminton team last year. Badminton indeed holds a particular place in the hearts of Maldivians as this sport has won the first ever medal for the nation in 1979. Moreover, badminton is the N°1 racket sport in Maldives, with and estimated total number of 22,524 players, among which 12,517 players are registered in a badminton club or association.

Moosa Nashid, President of BAM: “It’s an honor and privilege to be sponsored by a renowned international bank such as MCB. With this partnership, we have been able to expose our players in the international arena where we have witnessed podium results and have made history in badminton for Maldives. On behalf of the Badminton Association of Maldives and our players, I thank the management of MCB Maldives for giving us the opportunity of working hand in hand for the development of badminton in our nation.”

Désiré Léo, Managing Director - MCB Maldives: “The players’ ambition, passion, energy and determination have proudly enabled Maldives’ colours to reach new heights. Through this year’s renewed collaboration, MCB wishes to encourage Maldivians to practice this sport, which conveys noble values such as responsibility, team spirit, integrity and hard work. MCB Group embodies the same values since its creation in Mauritius in 1838, and then, with its presence in Maldives since 2008.”