Friday, April 10, 2015

Crescent Cup Rugby Championships launched

PUTRAJAYA: Malacca will be the proud host of the inaugural Crescent Cup Rugby Championships (CCRC) on June 1-14.

The event will see the participation of 12 Muslim nations including Malaysia under the patronage of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, who launched the event today in Putrajaya believes the CCRC will not only boost sport tourism but also help foster goodwill among nations under the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC).

"I believe this event will show that sports is indeed a platform to foster goodwill among nations.
"We hear a lot about extremism and Islamophobia these days but lets us show everybody that sports can go beyond that and I'm proud that we will play host to the first CCRC," said Khairy.

Participating nations :
Algeria
Saudi Arabia
UAE
Iran
Ivory Coast
Senegal
Uganda
Uzbekistan
Tajikistan
Lebanon
Malaysia
Kazakhstan 



By Fabian Peter  - NST

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