Jubail: Freezing weather with huge crowd from Asian countries came together in large number on single platform to play and witness ‘SOCIAL FORUM CUP -2019’ at Al-Falah Ground Al-Jubail from 20th to 22nd February 2019. In spite of freezing weather, cricket fans of various nationalities, classes, languages, cultures and religions were united without any boundaries to witness the fabulous cricket tournament organized by Indian Social Forum Karnataka Eastern Province. Leading teams from Eastern Province played outstanding cricket throughout the knock out series, nevertheless Arabian Clouds team emerged champion of the ‘Social Forum Cup 2019’ out performing Eastern Blue in the thrilling final over of the Final match.
Tournament commenced from 20th February 2019 by playing 15 top cricket teams from Eastern Province, Quarter, Semi Finals and Final match played on 22nd February 2019. The Final match was played between Arabian Cloud and Eastern blue. By winning the toss, Eastern Blue elected to bat first and set a target of 44 runs in 5 overs for the loss of 2 wickets. In response to it, Team Arabian clouds managed to chase down the tough target in the last over of the innings. Mustafa Kalladka bowled the tough spell of last over of the innings and Arabian Cloud needed 7 runs from just 2 balls. . In a penultimate ball of the last over Arabian Cloud’s middle order Batsman Sahil Karkala hit the ball off the ground to sixer towards the deep Square Leg region to lift the champion of ‘Social Forum Cup-2019’.
The final match was inaugurated with a grand decorum, India Fraternity Forum President Imthiyaz Surathkal and Mr. Abdul Razak CEO of KMT Co aired out the helium balloons to the sky and Chief Guests wished both team players Best of luck ahead of the Final Match.
Post Final Match, colorful presentation ceremony was held in the Stage ‘Emirates Abdul Kadar Stage’, in commemoration, the stage was named after Marhoom Emirates Abdul Kadar, a social worker in Saudi Arabia for over 3 decades who died in accident recently near Dammam.
The stage was honored with the gracious presence of dignitaries and distinguished guests.
For the Exceptional excellence in Business field, MR Sheikhabba Karnire Director of Expertise Contracting Co, Mr. Zakariah Jokatte CEO of AlMuzain & Partners Co, Mr. Salahuddin Salman, CEO of Saleh Ayed Balharith Est were felicitated with Indian Social Forum ‘NRI Business Excellence Award’. MR Sheikhabba Karnire was felicitated by Mr. Nazrul Islam Chaudary Procurement manager at Yamama Co and also President of Delhi zone India Fraternity Forum.
Leading Entrepreneurs Mr. Abdul Razak CEO of KMT Contracting Co and Mushtaq Ahmed CEO of Fateh Al Jubail trading were felicitated with Indian Social Forum ‘Community Service Excellence Award’ for their outstanding Community service back home in India. They were felicitated by Maaej Ahmed Gulbarga (Senior Consultant Engineer at Woods Group/ Central Committee Member India Fraternity Forum), Imthiyaz Surtkal (President India Fraternity Forum Eastern Province) respectively.
During the presentation ceremony, Saudi & Indian National anthem were played and silent prayer was offered in remembrance of CRPF PULWAMA martyrs. Sponsors and Guests were presented with the momento by the ISF Jubail Block executive council members. The ceremony was presided by Shareef Jokatte Indian Social Forum K’taka Eastern province and while delivering the presidential speech he requested Indian Community to join hands with ISF to spread the community service and awareness program throughout Saudi Arabia.
Mr. Kashif from Eastern Blue awarded with Man of the Series trophy for his tremendous performance in the tournament. Mr. Sahil from Arabian Cloud was named as Best Batsman, Best Wicket Keeper & Man of the Match, and Mr. Mahesh from Arabian Clouds emerged as Best Bowler. Super Sports Jubail was awarded as ‘Peoples Favorite Team’ of the Tournament for receiving highest votes in the ‘Social Forum Cup 2019’ various social Media pages and groups.
Best Selfie award, Multi Language Commentators, Spot games and other fun & entertainment programs, Raffle draw during the prize distribution ceremony made the Tournament a colorful event. The best selfie award was bagged by Mr. Ayaz for clicking a picture in front of the selfie flex put up near the stage.
Mohammad Shameer Muloor (President Indian Social Forum Udupi Jubail Block) was the Tournament Coordinator, Mohammad Firoz hosted the presentation ceremony and Saleem Udupi (Member of Indian Social Forum Udupi Jubail Block executive council member) hosted the prize distribution ceremony.
Shareef Jokatte, President of ISF Karnataka State Eastern Province, Imthiyaz Surathkal President of India Fraternity Forum Easter Province, Sheikabba Karnire Director of Expertise Contracting CO, Abdul Razak CEO of KMT Contracting Co, Mushtaq Ahmed CEO of Fateh Al-Jubail Trading, Ataulla Uchila president of IFF Karnataka EP, Waseem Rabbani President of Indian Social Forum EP, Salahuddin Mysore General Manager at Renaul Cars Co & Gen Secratery of ISF K’taka EP, Mohammad Ashraf Puttur General Secretary of ISF EP, Nazarul Islam Chaudhary Procurement Manager Yamama Co and President of IFF Delhi Zone, Ashqaf CEO of Plant Solutions, Tajammul Hussain Director at RAIKAM Operations, Abdul Azeez from Expertise Contracting Co, Azhar from Arabian Cloud, Saleem Udupi ISF Jubail - Udupi Block Exe Council Member, Nazeer Thumbay President of ISF Jubail Mangalore Block, Shameer Muloor President of Jubail Udupi Block, Williums Worki Manager from Shifa Hospital Jubail, Meeraj Ahmed Gulbarga member of IFF Central Committee EP, Mohammad Saeed Fleet Manager Renault Cars Co were present at the stage.
Participant teams of tournament: AL FALAH CC, Super Sports Club, Hanco Gladiators, Byrne Equioment Rental,Eastern Blue, TCC, Khobar United , Arabian Cloud, Amaco, Shine Arabia, Fastec, Weekend Friends, Port Eleven , Katte Friends.
Jubail: Arabian Clouds emerge champions of ‘Social Forum Cup 2019’