Cricket World Cup has united both Indians and Pakistanis

India's captain Virat Kohli during the Cricket World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Manchester. AP Photo
India's captain Virat Kohli during the Cricket World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Manchester. AP Photo

I write to you in reference to your article India vs Pakistan Why is this cricket world cup 2019 match such a big deal? (June 16).

There were high expectations for cricket lovers from both countries. Both teams showed tremendous talent and strong batting and bowling and I ­congratulate them both for such a great performance.

Ever since the India-­Pakistan match at the Sharjah International ground I started watching more cricket games and I am always happy to see Pakistanis and Indians get excited about the game and bond over their common love of cricket.

K Ragavan, Bengaluru

Stop littering our beautiful corniche and polluting the sea

Regarding Anna Zacharias’s article Divers fish 260 kilograms of waste from Mina Zayed port (June 15), some people dump ­rubbish into the water from the boats that cruise the area and while looking over the water on the Corniche. The biggest issue in the area is littering.

Feda Jarad, Dubai

David Guetta’s performance brought joy to Saudi Arabia

I write to you in reference to Saeed Saeed’s article David Guetta on his historic Saudi Arabia performance (June 14).

Whether you appreciate his music or not, you have to admit that David Guetta is a pioneer.

I have been living in Saudi Arabia for 25 years and his concert, the first event of its kind, gave me goosebumps.

Seeing young people dancing and having such a good time was truly memorable and a joyous time for Saudi Arabia.

Michael Hilgemann, Saudi Arabia

Effects of the Grenfell Tower tragedy persist in London

I write to you in reference to Nour-eddine Aboudihaj’s opinion piece Grenfell left a stain on London’s reputation (June 13). Two years have passed since the Grenfell Tower burned down and victims have yet to be rehoused. Some have even become homeless. This is a real tragedy. Something must be done to bring justice to those who have lost everything.

Barbara Mullin, UK

Let’s come together to help workers in the summer heat

With reference to your article UAE’s midday summer break for outdoor workers to start on Saturday (June 13), I think it would make all the difference in the world if people volunteered to hand out water bottles to workers during the hot summer days. This is the least we can do to help.

Bethan Welling, Abu Dhabi

Published: June 16, 2019 07:22 PM


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