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Thousnads of Kannadigas celebrated Mangalore Fest at Sheikh Zayed International stadium

Published On : 10 Mar 2018   |  Reported By : Yahya Abbas Ujire

Abu Dhabi: Mangalore cup 2018 (Season-6) cricket tournament and Mangalore fest was held under the auspices of the MCC (Mangalore Cricket Club) at Sheikh Zayed International Cricket Stadium ground, here.

Abdul Salam KKJ President inaugurated the event, he said ‘The power of the human will to compete and the drive to excel beyond the body’s normal capabilities is most beautifully demonstrated in the arena of sport. It doesn't matter how good you are. Sport is all about playing and competing. Whatever you do in cricket and in sport, enjoy it, be positive and try to win’ ’He added.

Matthew Boucher CEO of Abu Dhabi Cricket (ADC) witnessed Mangalorean cultural event and cricket match. He had congratulated MCC President for organizing excellent community cultural event & expressed his pleasure to host Mangalorean community at International Cricket stadium.

During the presentation ceremony Ronlad pinto Managing director Hyssna international addressed the gathering via teleconference, he expressed sincere gratitude to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan founder of UAE and other rulers for their everlasting support towards expatriate community.

He stated MCC’s humble beginning was initiated 6 years ago in a mud pitch within the short span of time it had reached to International Cricket stadium and turned in to a Festival for the Mangalorean Community. 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 game and he appreciated MCC efforts to bring all the community & sports lovers under one platform’’

Dr. Rajeev Pillai Vice President Dar Al Shifa Hospital Thanked MCC cricket club for its fantastic work, he also expressed his happiness as Dar Al Shifa Hospital being the Health Partner in the MCC Event.

He said ‘’The day one I started to interact with MCC President Latheef I was amazed by the level of commitment and passion he is having towards cricket. He Carries cricket in his Heart he walks cricket he sleeps cricket. He wished magnificent growth for the MCC, as it grows bigger together all we can grow’’ He added.

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 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.

As many as 16 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 dazzling cultural dance. Cricket match and kids dance went hand in hand with the huge applause from the crowd.

In the finals battle Safe line Royal Thunders won the toss and elected to field, Eleven warriors managed to put up the good score of 23 Runs 3 wicket (3 Overs). They have defended their score, controlled over and good spells of Niamath and Haroon restricting the royal Thunders to 16 Runs & taking 4 wicket. Eleven warriors emerged as Champions. Safe Line royal Thunders turn out to be the Runner-up of the tournament.

Trophies/Cash prize:

Event Trophy winner’s outstanding performer’s details:
Winner – Eleven Warriors Winner Trophy and cash award AED 11000/-
Runner up – Safe line Thunders Runner-up Trophy and cash award AED 6000/-
Man of the match in finals – Niamath – Eleven Warriors
Man of series – Joji – Safe line royal Thunders
Best All-rounder of Tournament – Faraz Sumtech A.
Best Batsman of Tournament – Thouseef (Eleven Warriors)
Best bowler of Tournament - Haroon (Eleven Warriors)
Best caughter of Tournament – Ajmal - MCC
Best fielder of Tournament – Azhar (Emirates steel Black caps)
Best Keeper of Tournament – Hamdan – Sumtech B
hatrick wicket taker – Richu Mundol – MCC

There were many Trophies in following categories: Man of the match award in each league matches, Best bowler, Best Keeper, Best Fielder, Best All-rounder, Best catcher etc.

Spectators received Laptop, mobile phone and other attractive prizes under coupon lucky draw. Red Bull, Coco cola, Arwa, Almarai products seba med, Pediasure, Arab euro,put up their kiosks and freely distributed their products to all spectators to support the tournament under their corporate responsibility & social commitment ethos. Face painting for kids and other sports activities were also organized for families.

Dar Al Shifa Hospital 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 participated teams and crowd 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 ground for this event. ‘’Upcoming MCC tournaments details will be posted in’ he added.

Mangalorean cricket clubs successive sixth 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. Walter Almeda Managing Director Regal Furnishing, Asif and althaf Managing Directors of Sumtec Multiline trading Mussafah, Abubackker Managing Director Safe line Group, Akram Managing Director Al sitara group abudhabi, Asif Business development Manager Multiline, Rafeeq and Nooruddin Bindarai & Partners, Joel Crasta Managing Director Broadway event Management. Dr. Rajeev Pillai VP Dar Al Shifa Hospital, Shahnawaz Hakim Yousuf - Abu Dhabi Cricket (ADC). Mansoor Manager Crosswind, Shekhar shetty Managing Director Arab Udupi group, Hidayath National Group, Santhosh Rai Ramee Group of companies, Rami & Mahmoud Jordan Marble Centre, Sachin Broadway Event Management, Faizan Khatheeb, Yahya Abbas General Manager ENE Abu Dhabi Ports. MCC Board members and executives were present on the occasion. Sahil Zaheer – RJ 98.3 FM compered the programme.

Following esteemed companies joined hands with MCC to make the event great success. Hysna International, Regal, Safeline, Sumtech, Multiline, Bindirai, UAE Exchange, Al Mazroui & Clevy, Royal Electronic wheel balance, Sanana Trading, step & Strings, Ramee Group, As design & Phoenix Interiors, Broadway event management, Arab Udupi, Crosswind, Royal Home decor Mangalore, JSMC, Integrated quality certifications Managing Director A. Udaya Shankar. Subhiksha restaurant, Paris Kitchen, Kudla restaurant, Sunrise, Northern Property Management, Bright Steel Mangalore, Royal Institute of Music & Arts, Abu Dhabi Cricket

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