Abu Dhabi: The fifth season of Mangalore cup 2017 over-arm hard tennis MRI ball cricket tournament was held under the auspices of the MCC (Mangalore Cricket Club) at Sheikh Zayed International Cricket Stadium ground, here.
Vincent, Managing Director of Royal Institute of Music and Arts inaugurated the event and said “We are pleased to be part of such a highly competitive sports tournament happening at International stadium. Mangalorean cricket club is doing magnificent exertion since 5 years. This time it is bigger and better than before and look forward to the high level of sportsmanship to be displayed."
During the presentation ceremony Ronlad pinto Managing director Hyssna international addressed the gathering, he expressed sincere gratitude to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyanfounder of UAE and other rulers for makinga world class International cricket stadium. While recollecting MCC’s growth from the maiden season, He applauded the efforts of MCC president K. H Latheef for organizing the tournament in a systematic manner at International cricket stadium. He also wished success for MCC’s forthcoming charity plans.
Walter Almeda Managing Director Regal Furnishing congratulated MCC core committee for making the tournament great success. MCC President Latheef K. H Kakkinje honored the guests and sponsors with memento, Rasheed gave mementos to the match officials.
As many as 20 Karnataka teams from places across the United Arab Emirates participated in the event. All the participating teams played to their best attempt keeping the scores and sprits very high. All the matches were planned to be of 6 overs each, the final matches were cut short to three overs due to time constrains.
Sudhir Kumar Shetty, COO – Global Operations UAE Exchange, Dr. Shabeer Nellikode Managing director Universal Hospital, Dolphy Vas President Konkani Cultural organization(KCO) watched the tournament and appreciated the organizers.
In the finals battle Friday Chargers won the toss and elected to field, Sumtech able to put up the good score of 29 Runs (3 Overs) losing2 wickets. Sumtech made no mistakes to tackle the batsman’s of opponent team. Successfully restricted Friday chargersto 24 runs and taking 2 wickets. Last controlled over and good spells of Arshadsumtechmade Friday chargers to completely lose the battle. Friday Chargers turn out to be the Runner-up of the tournament.
Galaxy Abu Dhabi and Eleven worriers reached to the semifinals and got eliminated by the winners and runner-up teams accordingly.
Event Trophy winner’s outstanding performer’s details:
Winner – Sumtech cricketers Abu Dhabi Winner Trophy and cash award AED 12222/-
Runner up – Friday ChargersRunner-up Trophy and cash awardAED 6666/
Man of the match in finals – Arshad – Sumtech
Man of series – Althafsumtech
Best caughter of Tournament – Majeed (Galaxi cricketers)
Best fielder of Tournament – Azar SCC cricketers
Best Keeper of Tournament – Arif Friday chargers
Best Batsman of Tournament – Althafsumtech
Fair play award:
Sitara sunshine, Regal cricketers abudhabi, Belman friends and SCC Cricketers.
There were many Trophies in following categories: Man of the match award in each league matches, Best bowler, Best Keeper, Best Fielder, Best All-rounder, Best catcher etc.
Spectators received Tab, mobile phone and other attractive prizes under coupon lucky draw. Red Bull, Coco cola, Arwa, Almarai products, uniliver products seba med, du put up their kiosks and freely distributed their products to all spectators to support the tournament under their corporate responsibility & social commitment ethos. Henna for the women’s, face painting for kids and other sports activities were also organized for families.
Universal Hospital also joined hand with the magnificent event by conducting free Health checkup at the stadium for the spectators and teams. Dr. Rajeev Pillai CME Incharge Head of Marketing/ Corporate Health Universal Hospital commended the tournament.
MCC President Latheef KH Royal Emirates extended heartfelt thanks to all the sponsor’s participated teams and crowd making this fifth season a great success.He alsoexpressed sincere gratitude to Abu Dhabi Cricket council (ADCC) for its great patronage for allocating international cricket stadium ground for this event.‘’Upcoming MCC tournaments details will be posted in www.mccabudhabi.com’ he added.
Mangalorean cricket clubs successive fifth season was full of actions and excitement. Eminent social workers and NRI Business conglomerates were present during the presentation ceremony. Prize distribution and winding up ceremony was blissful with many delegates. Ronlad pinto Managing director Hyssna international, Walter Almeda Managing Director Regal Furnishing, Thelma Regal Furnishing, Asif and althaf Managing Directors of Sumtec Multiline trading Mussafah, Akram Managing Director Al sitara group Abu Dhabi, Nooruddin Bindarai & Partners, Shekharshetty Managing Director Arab Udupi group, Hakeem K.H Managing Director Royal group of companies, Hidayath National Group, Abubackker Managing Director Safe line Group, Mubeen sky telecommunications, Santhosh Rai Ramee Group of companies, Rami & Mahmoud Jordan Marble Centre, Shahnawaz Hakim Yousuf - Abu Dhabi Cricket Council (ADCC).Sachin Broadway Event Management, Yahya Abbas General Manager ENE Abu Dhabi Ports. SayyedMisbah MISSI Institute, MCC Board members and executives were present on the occasion. Nizar charmadi compered the programme.