SWAK Team Lifts ‘KCWA Cricket Cup 2018’
Kuwait: Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA) organized Cricket Cup 2018 on March 2, at Trinity & RCC grounds, Sulaibikhat. The tournament was held for Regular and Veterans. 11 teams for (regulars) and 4 Teams (veterans) participated in the tournament, which was held exclusively for KCWA members. Over 200 members took part in the event.
Altogether 16 matches were played. In the final match held for Regulars, Shirva Welfare Association Kuwait (SWAK) team defeated Scorpions by 9 wickets to lift the coveted trophy. Sharq United won the Veterans Trophy while Salmiya Friends team was the Runners-up.
The tournament began by invoking Lords blessings led by Rajesh Aranha. President Hilary Stevan Rego welcomed the teams and guests and declared the tournament open. Sauraider Rana, Chandan Shukla and Abdul Nisar were the umpires. Lloyd D’Souza, Harry Fernandes, Anil D’Mello and Royce were the scorers of the tournament. Live score updates were done from the venue by Allan D’Souza, Shannu D’Souza and Arun Jossy D’Souza.
Best Bowler: Joyal Loyal Rodrigues (SWAK)
Best Batsman: Nithin Saldanha (SWAK)
Best Allrounder: Nithin Saldanha (SWAK)
Man of the Match (veterans): Fedrick Fernandes (SHARQ UNITED)
Dr Manohar Prabhu handled the presentation ceremony. Sports secretary Hywel Pinto thanked all who helped in organizing the tournament. Sunitha D’Silva and Michael Pinto handled the membership counter at the venue. Walter Santhumayor, Deepak Andrade, Rajesh Aranha, Naveen Mascarenhas and Dr Manohar Prabhu contributed in the live commentary in (Konkani, Kannada and English). Alban D’Souza captured the event through his skills in photography. KCWA Sports Committee coordinated the tournament with the support of KCWA Managing Committee members.
Pics by: Alban D’Souza