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Fun-filled family day to be held at Newport Cricket Field

L-R: Khawaja Ali Ajmal, Secretary of the Cardiff Midweek Cricket League, Dragon Driver-Partner Ranpreet Singh and Mojeid Ilyas, Diversity Community Officer at Cricket Wales

Private hire operator Dragon Taxis will help host a fun-filled family day at Newport Cricket Field this Bank Holiday Monday, August 29th.

The 8-team cricket festival is part of Dragon Taxis’ recent sponsorship of Cardiff’s Mid-week League and will feature hard and soft ball games for both men and women’s teams as well as soft ball games for children.

There will be plenty of fun for the whole community with families and local residents welcome to attend to be in with a chance to win some of the giveaways for children or discount vouchers for their next ride with Dragon Taxis!

There will also be special guest appearances from Welsh Fire, the Cardiff-based 100-ball franchise side, representing the historic counties of Glamorgan, Gloucestershire and Somerset.

The festival runs from 10.30am – 6pm, with Dragon Taxis driver-partners welcome to come along, as many are keen players in the Cardiff Mid-week league, which is also being supported by Dragon Taxis with cover of league costs, match balls, match officials and pitch fees. These can often set teams back over £1000 for an 18-game season and a Cup competition.

Jack Price, Regional Director of Dragon Taxis, which is part of the Veezu group, said: “We are always happy to support causes and interests close to the hearts of driver-partners, at the same time as supporting our local communities.

“We’ve been delighted with the continued success of the mid-week league and are really looking forward to seeing people enjoy the day, whether they take part or come along to watch.

“The league provides a great opportunity for driver-partners to get together and relax, with many younger players also within the league, being developed through the game.

“Plenty of our Dragon Taxis merchandise will be given out at the event and we look forward to handing over the Dragon Cricket Cup itself to the winning side.”

Mojeid Ilyas, Diversity Community Officer at Cricket Wales, said: “We are delighted that Dragon is offering further support and know that many across the local communities are looking forward to enjoying the day with the whole family.

“It’s great to be able to get together again for large events. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the games and other entertainment at such an iconic and diverse club as Newport Cricket Ground.”

Dragon Taxis is currently seeking additional driver-partners to meet the surge of passengers returning following the pandemic and many of Dragon’s driver-partners who already play for the league find the freedom of being self-employed fits in well with their play and lifestyle, with realistic passenger fares of more than £1000 per week.

There will be an opportunity to speak with the Dragon Taxis team at Monday’s event, to find out more about becoming a driver-partner.