UAE: Mangalore cup 2016 (Season-4) over arm hard tennis MRI ball cricket tournament was held under the aegis of MCC (Mangalore Cricket Club) at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium Oval green grass ground, here.
Managing Director of Royal Institute of Music and Arts Vincent inaugurated the event along with Latheef KH – President of Mangalore Cricket Club. Vincent said that Mangalore cricket club is doing magnificent exertion since 4 years by encouraging NRI Indian cricketers, it virtuous platform for Indian NRI cricketers to exhibit their talent at the international cricket ground”.
As many as 20 teams from places across the United Arab Emirates participated in the event. Several sixes and super catches enthralled the audience. All the participating teams played to their best attempt keeping the scores and spirits very high. Match took place in 2 green grass grounds simultaneously.
In the exciting final battle of ‘Mangalore Cup 2016’ – Season 4 Friday Chargers showed remarkable performance and emerged as winners against the equally challenging Oxford Marine Dubai team. In the finals both teams’ players put up a great show. Friday Charges entitled for 8000/- AED Cash award, Winner Trophy and Medals. Meantime Oxford Marine received 5000/- AED Cash award, Runner-up Trophy and Medals. Moreover Oxford Marine was also lifted Runner-up Trophy in Mangalore cup – 2015.
Friday Chargers bowlers and batsmen showed classic performance to remain unbeaten till the end. They beat strong teams of UAE, Pacific Ventures in the first round, Shanan Stars in the Quarter Finals and Capture United in the Semi’s. Oxford Marine too fought some tough contenders to remain in the finals. Capture United settled for second runner-up beating MCC Abu Dhabi in a deciding match.
MCC Tournament Participated Teams: Abu Dhabi Indians, Avivo Hospital, Sumtech Musaffah, Malnad Friends, Al Sitara Cricketers, Green Apple, City Guys Abu Dhabi, Super Eleven Dubai, Careebian, Oxford Marine Dubai, United Capture, Abu Dhabi Eleven, Muroor Guys, Safe Line, Friday Chargers, MCC Abu Dhabi, Du Cab, Pacific Venture, Shannan Star, Deccan Chargers.
During the presentation ceremony, event sponsors and MCC Executive Board members were present. MCC president Latheef KH felicitated the sponsors with mementos.
Speaking on the occasion Ronald Pinto congratulated MCC team for their dedication and zeal in organizing the cricket tournament and wished them all the success in future. He encouraged them to have the tournament at the Abu Dhabi International Cricket Main Stadium ground in the future days. He also congratulated the winning teams and participating teams for playing with good sportsman spirit.
Names of the winners and outstanding performers:
Winners: Friday Chargers
Runners Up: Oxford Marine Dubai
Second Runners Up: Capture United
Fair play Award: Safeline Abu Dhabi, Al Sitara Cricketers Abu Dhabi, SumtecMussaffah, Aviva Hospital
Best Catch of the tournament: Sujith, Abu Dhabi Indians
Best Fielder of the tournament: Sadaka, Capture United
Best Wicket Keeper of the tournament: Agnello, Abu Dhabi Indians
Best Bowler of the tournament: Arshad, Friday Chargers
Best Batsman of the tournament: Thoufeeq, Friday Chargers
Man of Finals: Unni, Friday Chargers
Man of the Series: Praveen, Oxford Marine
MCC President Latheef KH delivered the vote of thanks. Prize distribution ceremony was compered by Nizarcharmadi.