Lunch served with a slice of cricket as Mumbai’s Dabbawalas get into ICC World T20 mode
For a period of two weeks, all Dabbawalas will wear ICC WT20 branded T-shirts as they go about delivering dabbas
08 March 2016 00:44
Once the tournament enters the Super 10 stage, a contingent of 25 Dabbawalas wearing branded ICC WT20 topis (traditional Indian caps) and waistcoats will add to the crowd strength for three of the matches scheduled to be played in Mumbai.
The activity was lauded and set underway by former Indian cricketers Sameer Dighe and Diana Edulji, who met with Yamanji S. Ghule, President of Mumbai Dabbawala Association at the Wankhede Stadium, and posed for photographs.
This is the first time in India that a world cricketing event has been promoted in conjunction with the Dabbawalas, who with their city-wide network of an estimated 5000 delivery men, ferry lunchboxes every day between homes and workplaces.