Maldives announced the 10th season of Ooredoo Masrace, its
exciting annual fishing tournament in Ramadan, enjoyed by communities across
the nation. An integral part of Ramadan in the Maldives, this years Masrace
will continued throughout the blessed month and promises to be even more exhilarating
for both participants and viewers.
Director of Sales and
Brand at Ooredoo Maldives, Hussain Niyaz said: 'Ooredoo Masrace has won
hearts across our communities over the past decade. It brought back one of the
finest traditions in Maldivian culture, and contributed towards creating a love
for fishing among young people. This is one of the many reasons why we are
proud of Ooredoo Masrace, and were elated to kick-start its tenth season. We look
forward to making this a season to remember."
As a 10th anniversary special and to encourage more women to
participate in the fisheries industry, Ooredoo will be hosting a special round
just for women teams. Similar to the other rounds, the winner will be get a
place among the top four teams competing in the grand finale.
Ooredoo welcomes government
institutions, corporates, and the general public to join the race as teams of
twelve including a manager and coach. Ooredoo Masrace 2019 will be opened for
entries on 11th April 2019, whereby a total of 16 teams will be
selected, including last years winners and the four womens teams. Should more
than the allocated number of teams apply, participating teams will be selected
via draw of lots.
Similar to past years, Ooredoo Maldives and its
partners for Masrace will be providing fantastic prizes for the winning teams.
The awards include: Â·Champion Team, based on the
weight and quality of the fishes caught. Â·Most "Thafaathu Team" of the
competition, to commemorate excellent team spirit Â·"Thafaathu Maakeyolhu" award for
reeling in the heaviest fish of the tournament Â·"Emme Thafaathu Anhen Keyolhu",
for the best fisherwomen of the tournament Ooredoo Masrace will be held every
Saturday throughout Ramadan until the last ten days, with the grand finale
scheduled right after Eid al Fitr. Ooredoo welcomes everyone to join in the
festivities after fishing, which will include BBQ, Boduberu and selecting the
winners of the night.