Cricket Derbyshire Iftar Event 2024

Wednesday 3rd April saw members of staff from the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation and Derbyshire CCC take part in a day of fasting, ahead of the joint Iftar event in the evening with members of the local community attending to break the fast together.

After the success of last years event, we hosted our 2nd Iftar Event at The County Ground which was bigger and better than last year!

The evening started with a welcome from DCCC Chief Executive, Ryan Duckett, Young members of the Muslim Community giving a recital from the Quran and sharing what Ramadan means to them, and address from Councillor Baggy Shanker, followed by a discussion around the practice and meaning of Ramadan led by Imam Fazal E Muhammed qadri. The fast was then broken with dates and fruit before the evening prayers were taken ahead of the main meal.

The main meal was then enjoyed by over 60 individuals in attendance, more than doubling the numbers in attendance from last years event.

Derbyshire Cricket Foundation Community and Partnerships Manager, Mark Barber said:

‘It has been a huge honour to have been able to work with key members of the community to organise this event and it deepens our intent to better connect with our community at all levels. The evening was an educational and reflective experience, and I am proud of what we achieved this year, doubling the attendance from 2023. A huge thank you to everyone able to join us, to help make the event such a resounding success.’

In attendance on the evening were members of DCF and DCCC staff, DCCC Chief Executive and DCF Trustee Ryan Duckett, DCCC Chair Ian Morgan OBE, Councillor Baggy Shanker, Councillor Gulfraz Nawaz, Imam Fazal E Muhammed Qadri, SACA Players and Coaches, Special Guest Blair Tickner, and members of the community.

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