GMS has sponsored the formation of its very own cricket club, the GMS Stars. The majority of players are GMS staff and the team will be playing in various tournaments throughout the season, including the President’s Cup. GMS Stars are pitching their talents against a variety of teams, ranging from those in the oil and gas sector, including ADMA-OPCO, ADNOC, ADCO, ADGAS and Schlumberger, to others in aviation such as Etihad Airways, banking with ADIB, hospitality including the Novotel and health-related companies such as Al Noor Hospital and the Health Authority.
Mohammed Antar, support services director at GMS, says: “It’s our policy to encourage sport and its associated health benefits to our staff and to those living in the regions in which we work. GMS is delighted to support this excellent staff initiative; we have some very talented players. We are particularly pleased to be part of the Abu Dhabi cricket scene. Good luck to all cricketers.”
GMS Stars. Back row l-r: Muhammad Waqar, Sajjad Ahmad (vice-captain), Abdur Rahman, Asif Ayaz, Ali Nawaz, Mirza Kaleem Asif (Coach).
Front row l-r: Asad Aziz, Najam Saqib (Captain), Muhammad Qasim, Abraham Varghese (Team Manager) and Kamran Khan.
GMS Stars Mubashir Kunnumpurath receives the Man of the Match trophy from team captain Najam Saquib in January 2014.