Abu Dhabi: Mangalore cup 2020 (Season-8) cricket tournament and Mangalore fest was held on February 28th under the auspices of the MCC (Mangalore Cricket Club) at Sheikh Zayed International Cricket Stadium ground, here.
Yahya Abbas MICCO Logistics Abu Dhabi Ports inaugurated the event, he said time a player of promise emerges on the horizon, we might temper our excitement at his talent and potential with that pertinent question of Napoleon's: "Yes, but is he lucky?"
This tournament will enthrall the true cricket aficionado. It is also a big platform to exhibit talent at international cricket pitch he added.
Matthew Boucher, CEO of Abu Dhabi Cricket (ADC) witnessed a Mangalorean cultural event and cricket match. He had congratulated MCC for organizing excellent community cultural events & expressed his pleasure to host the Mangalorean community at the International Cricket stadium.
During the presentation ceremony Ronald Pinto, Managing director, Hyssna international addressed the gathering, he shed light on the MCC history and milestones. He applauded the dedication & hard work, cricket passion of MCC President Latheef KH.
Walter Almeda, Managing Director, Regal Furnishing & Storage System congratulated all the participated teams. He said "winning or losing part of the game and he appreciated MCC efforts to bring all the community & sports lovers under one platform’’
Queen Victoria Award winner Safe Line Group of Companies Managing Director Mr. Aboobackar Kuttikol admired the Mangalorean fest full-day event; especially incredible cultural program of kids and cricket tournament coordination.
MCC President Latheef K. H Kakkinje honored the guests and sponsors with a memento. Sahil Zaheer – RJ 98.3 FM flew all the way from India as a Master of the ceremony, he had succeeded in maintaining the energy of the crowd till the last moment.
Saif Speedline freight forwarding LLC, Riyaz UBC & Shalimar group India, Nooruddin project manager Bindarai group, Mohammad Mansoor Crosswind, Ali Wajeed Al Kabar, Althaf Sumtech group, Sachin, Broadway, Anwar Suhail, Al Mazroui, Suster Steps & Strings Mohammad Mansoor Ujire, Akram Managing Director Al Sitara group were honored during the event for their contribution to accomplish successful event and maintaining a special bond with MCC.
As many teams from places across the United Arab Emirates participated in the event. All the participating teams played to their best attempt keeping the scores and sprits very high. ‘Steps& Strings’ Music, Dance, Arts, and Events institute children performed a dazzling cultural dance. 'ABCD' & 'Dance India Dance' Fame Salman Yusuff Khan was the celebrity judge of the day. A Throwball tournament addition in this season attracted more spectators. A Cricket match and a kids dance went hand in hand with the huge applause from the crowd.
Eleven Warriors Rising strikers once again emerged as victorious and were crowned champion of champions at the highly prestigious Mangalore cup at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi by defeating Reliable cricket club by 7 wickets, to make it 2 out of 3. Reliable Riders team made 43 for 5 in 4overs, Eleven Warriors achieved the target in 3.2 overs, final was watched by a huge number of spectators who were present on Stadium.
Trophies/Cash prize: Event Trophy winner’s outstanding performer’s details:
There was a free Health checkup at the stadium for the spectators and teams. MCC President Latheef KH Royal Emirates extended heartfelt thanks to all the sponsor’s participating teams and crowds making this sixth season a great success. He also expressed sincere gratitude to Abu Dhabi Cricket (ADC) for its great patronage for allocating international cricket stadium grounds for this event. ‘’Upcoming MCC tournaments details will be posted at www.mccabudhabi.com’ he added.
The Mangalorean cricket club's successive eighth season was full of actions and excitement. Eminent social workers and NRI Business conglomerates were present during the presentation ceremony. Prize distribution and winding up ceremony was blissful with many delegates. MCC Board members and executives were present on the occasion. Sahil Zaheer – RJ 98.3 FM compered the program.
The following esteemed companies joined hands with MCC to make the event great success.
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