Welfare Kerala Kuwait conducts cricket tournament

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Riggae; Marking the National Day of Kuwait Welfare Kerala Kuwait Riggae unit celebrated the Hala February by conducting a limited (Six)over cricket tournament for the members of its units and other teams playing in Riggae RCC ground. Total 16 teams were registered for the Welfare Party Trophy sponsored by Platinum Printing Press. The tournament was formally inaugurated by Welfare Kerala Kuwait Farwaniya Zonal Sports wing convener Muneer Madathil and the matches kick started at 7.15 AM simultaneously in two adjacent pitches of Riggae Cricket grounds.

First round matches for group-A and Group-B teams were played between Welfare Jaleeb vs. Welfare Amman, Welfare Kuwaitcity vs. Riggae Eagles, Welfare Riggae vs. Welfare Abbasiya, Welfare Salmiya vs. Welfare Khaitan A, Welfare Abuhalifa vs. Welfare Khaitan B, Welfare Farwaniya South vs. Welfare Farwaniya North, KRH vs. Riggae Tuskers and Riggae RCC vs. Welfare Fahaheel.Sharpening their bowling and batting talents the winners of first round matcheswere played in Quarter finals and Welfare Abuhaleefavs. Welfare Amman displayed their brilliant cricket skills in semifinals from group-Awhere as Welfare Khaitan-Avs. Welfare Farwaniya North were qualified to Semi Finals from Group B.

The day longentertaining event came to an end with the tournament summit clash played between Welfare Khaitan-A vs. Welfare Amman. Welfare Amman defeated their arch rivals by 38 runs and lifted the winning trophy. Shakeer from Welfare Amman elected man of the match of the final match. Deeapak C. Divan from Welfare Khaitan –A elected as Best bowler and Rafeeq from Welfare Amman elected as best batsman and with 15 sixes from 3 innings Saneesh from Welfare Farwaniya North bagged the trophy for most sixes of the tournament.

Welfare Kerala Kuwait President Khaleelurahman presented the Platinum Printing Press Winning trophy to Sameehullah the Captain of Welfare Amman and Welfare Kerala Kuwait General Secretary Sanojgave away the Runners up trophy to Eby Sara the captain of Welfare Kerala Kuwait Khaitan – A team. The cash awards for the winners and runners up were distributed by Welfare Kerala Kuwait Vice presidents Mrs. Mini VenuGopal and Krishna Das respectively. Vice PresidentAniyanKunjhu gave away the Man of the match from the final match trophy to Shakeer while the two secretaries of Welfare Kerala Kuwait Mrs. RaseenaMohiudeen and Girishwayanad distributed the best batsman and best bowlers trophies respectively to Rafeeq and Deepak. Earlier Welfare Kerala Kuwait Sports central committee convener Rasheed Khan and Welfare Social service convener Vinod Pereira distributed the Man of the match trophies from the semi final matches to Rafeeque (Welfare Amman) LalluMohanan (welfare Khaitan-A) respectively. Welfare Kerala Kuwait Farwaniya ZonalSportsconvener Muneer Madathil presented the trophy for most sixes to Saneesh from welfare Farwaniya North.

Noufal, Jamsheer, Riyas, Layik Ahmed,Abdul Vahid, Shihab, Lijo, Tinto, Bibin, Girish, Praveen, Nabeel, Shafeer, Selvas and Shiyasco-ordinated in umpiring and score sheet tabulations. Welfare Kerala Kuwait Media convener JazeelChengalan done the imaging and media coverage (https://youtu.be/1w7hNDyT8Rk). Welfare Kerala Kuwait Riggae unit President Ashraf Mohammed welcomed the audience and sports convener Shihab proposed the vote of thanks.


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