Oman: Kudla Friends, Muscat an outfit comprising of the popular trio Suraj Rebello, Yuvaraj Salian and Srikanth Shetty unfurled Kudla Cup tournament – Season V amidst amazing participation and spirit.
All roads led to the finale of Kudla Cup tournament since its inception in 2011, Kudla Friends, Muscat have conducted sports events and tournaments, prestigiously and successfully, much to the delight of the Mangalorean community and many a sports enthusiast.
Five seasons of various sports events like cricket both for Men and Women, Volleyball, Throw ball, Lagori, Slow cycle race both for Men and Women, Kabaddi and Tug of War both for Men and Women.
Kudla Friends Muscat, in their imitable way sought to enliven, enrich the spirit of togetherness through their maxim “United for Stronger communities”.
They have organized cultural events like Tulu dram “Dada Maleparapundu” of the Lakumi troupe, Kudla Utsav, Tulu program “Tulu Parba” featured music director Guru kiran, followed by a mega comedy show “Bale Telipale” by Prashamsa team and a power packed dance performance by popular DID star Kishore Aman and troupe and a Tulu stage by Devadas Kapikad and the Cha parka team “Paniyere Avandina” apart from the spectacular sports events.
Many distinguished guests had come from Mangalore to grace the grand occasion of Kudla Cup Season V concluding ceremony. The Trophies and medals to the winners were distributed by the guests,
Mohiudin Bava, MLA from Mangalore city North Constituency,
Rakesh Malli, President of State Amateur Kabaddi Association,
Manohar Prasad, Chief of News Bureau of Udayavani
Jeppu Chidananda Naik, General Manager, M Pallonji Qatar
All the guests were overwhelmed and spoke and shared their thoughts. They applauded the efforts of Kudla Friends,Muscat and congratulated all the participants. They appreciated the efforts of the trio of Kudla Friends.
Ivan D’souza was also the guest of honour, but couldn’t make it for the program, but had sent a Video message which was played during the event, and he too congratulated the Trio and passed his best wishes to all the Mangaloreans.
Kudla Friends ,Muscat, Yuvaraj Salian, Suraj Rebello and Srikanth Shetty welcomed the guests in the traditional style and presented them with mementos in gratitude of their presence and encouragement.
Anchor: Madhu, a well known face, from Mangalore, compered the finale of the Kudla Cup Season V. Madhu, introduced the guests and conducted the Sports Distribution function.
Kudla Cup Season V – January 2016
Kudla Cup tournaments began on Friday, January 8th, 2016 at the GPDCO cricket ground.
Eleven teams participated in the Kudla cup cricket for men.
Stanley Fernandes, a renowned mangalorean personality inaugurated the cricket match. The final match, the decisive battle was between Muscat Mogaveers and MCCP Oman, and Muscat Mogaveers clinched and lifted the Kudla Cup.
Runner up: MCCP Oman
1st Semi Final : Akshath, MCCP, Oman
2nd Semi Final : Rakshith, Muscat Mogaveers
Best Player of the tournament : Girish, Muscat Mogaveers
Cricket matches for women were conducted on January 22nd, 2016. In the final match between MCCP, Oman and Muscat Mogaveers. MCCP, Oman clinched and lifted the Kudla Cup.
Runner up : Muscat Mogaveers
1st Semi Final : Priyanka Mendonca, MCCP, Oman
2nd Semi Final : Roopa, Muscat Mogaveers
Best Player of the tournament : Thrupthi Salian, Muscat Mogaveers
Volleyball tournament was played on GPDCO Volleyball court on January 22nd, 8 PM.
Winner : Musact Mogaveers
Runner up : Bunts Oman
1st Semi Final : Aslam, Beary’s
2nd Semi Final : Preetham Shetty, Bunts Oman
Best Player of the tournament : Gowtham Raj, Muscat Mogaveers
Throwball matches were conducted on January 22nd, 28th and 29th. MCCP, Oman won over Muscat Mogaveers to lift the Kudla Cup.
1st Semi Final : Sandra Menezes, MCCP, Oman
2nd Semi Final : Amitha Siriyan, Muscat Mogaveers
Best Player of the tournament : Sandra Menezes, MCCP, Oman
Sheethala Padival and Nithin Kumar officiated the Throwball matches.
Tug of war (Men)
Tug of war for matches for men was conducted on January 28th and 29th at Muscat Sports club, Wadi kabir.
Muscat Mogaveers won the tournament and MCCP, Oman were the Runners up.
Tug of war (Women)
Tug of war matches for Women was conducted on January 29th at Muscat Sports club, Wadi Kabir.
Bunts Oman won the tournament and Muscat Mogaveers were the Runners up.
For the very first time KABADDI match was organized on Friday January 29, 2016 after the lunch break.
Kabaddi math was inaugurated by Rakesh Malli, President of state amateur kabaddi association.
National Refree Sheethala Padival and Nithin Kumar officiated the Kabaddi match.
Vishwakarma team won the finals while Bearys were declared Runner-up.
1st Semi Final : Deeraj, Oman Billawas
2nd Semi Final : Rizwan, Bearys
Best Player of the tournament : Ankush Acharya, Vishwakarma
It was indeed a great sight to watch the member of teams of different communities, dress color code enthusiastic and spirited spectators and sports enthusiasts.
One could assess the tempo, spirit and the anxious moments written on the players and spectators faces.
Sportsman spirit was numero uno apart from the results which was evident from the initial moment to the final.
Vote of thanks and display of appreciation floral bouquets were presented to esteemed members from the mangalore community.
Mementos were presented to all those who supported unstintingly and helped in the culmination of the events successfully.
Chidananda Naik, General Manager, M Pallonji Qatar was the Platinum sponsor and one of the distinguished guests Divakar Shetty, Multi Tech, Ramananda Shetty, Rajesh Shetty, Arunakar Shetty, Gonu friends, Areej vegetable oils & derivatives SAOG, Shaikha Al Sharji Int LL, Techno Fit, Hi Tec, Sridhar Shettigar, Ganesh Shetty, Ashok Suvarna, Kishan Shetty, Brahmin Communities, Vishwakarma communities, Chengappa, Khimji Ramdas, SK Poojary, Tharanath Kotian, Rathnakar Acharya, Sameer, Ramniklal B Kothary, Ideal International LLC, Santhosh Suvarna, New Sur Restaurant, Prompt Computers, Sweets of Oman and Oman Oasis.
Kudla Friends Muscat sharing their thoughts: Kudla Friends Muscat expressed their sense of satisfaction and immense pleasure in watching the five seasons roll by after the inception in 2011.
“We are touched and overwhelmed by the spirited co-operation, participation and encouragement. What started as a tiny drop in the form of an idea, blossomed into a plethora of such events”