Jeddah: Karnataka NRI Forum organizes Cricket Tournament - SEASON 3’

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Jeddah, Nov 16: As part of celebrations for 75th glorious years of India’s independence, under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Karnataka NRI Forum Jeddah in association with Tulunadu Cricket Association (TCA), organized Karnataka Noble Trophy (KNT) Cricket Tournament - SEASON 3’ in the red sea city of Jeddah.

Young Stars CC Jeddah lifted the Karnataka Noble Trophy (KNT) Season 3 by beating MCC Jeddah with 7 wickets and 9 balls to spare in the finals held on October 22 at JTPL ground Jeddah. After winning the toss Young Star CC Jeddah has chosen to field first, where MCC Jeddah had scored 34 for 5 in  their allotted 5 overs.

Nine teams from Jeddah took part in the tournament have played two league matches each under three pools and the top four teams were qualified to the semi-finals. MCC shattered Classic Friends Puttur by 29 runs in the first semi-final and Young Star CC Jeddah got the better of Asas Cricket Club Jeddah by 14  runs. Mr.Badar from MCC and Sufiyan from Young Stars CC were declared as Man of the Matches in the first and second semi-finals respectively. While best batsmen of the tournament was awarded to Akbar Poli of Young Stars CC and Ijaz Butt secured the Best Bowler of the tournament for outstanding performances. Badruddin of the MCC was affirmed as Man of the Series for his  all-round performance throughout the tournament.

Before the toss for the final match, playing 11 of both teams, match officials and organizing committee members were welcomed with glittering colourful event at the ground where the National Anthem of Saudi Arabia and India were played with highest level of respect from all the audience.
Chief guest of the Grand Finale Mohammed Hashim, Consul Haj, consulate general of India congratulated both winner and runner-up teams for their outstanding performance of cricket skills. He highlighted the importance of sports and games in life and relived his memories as cricket player during his college days representing Aligarh Muslim University. He also  felicitated the winner and runner up players with medals and presented trophies in a dazzling ceremony. The official scorers, umpires, and  commentators were also felicitated by generous award certificates. A memento and certificate was presented to the Tulunadu Cricket Association  (TCA) for their great support in organising the tournament.
Among the guests who attended the event were Saudi Entrepreneur Sulaimain Mubaraki, Shaikh Mohammed Ansar, president of Jammiyatul Falah Jeddah Unit, and sponsor Irshad from BAT. The tournament was eye catching spectacle for large number of cricket loving enthusiasts.

Earlier on Monday, October 17, the chief guest Mohammed Hashim unveiled the trophy and jersey in a colourful trophy unveiling ceremony in the presence of various sponsors, organizing committee members from KNRI Forum  and TCA, the team owners, captains of various teams which was followed by draw of fixtures for the league matches.

Mohammed Mansoor president of KNRI Forum Jeddah delivered the welcome address and presented video clip with great wishes from Dr Arthi Krishna, former chairperson NRI Forum, Government of Karnataka. Dr Ashfaque Maniyar has introduced the chief guest, Louis D’souza compered the programme and Peter Ronald Mascarenhas, general secretary of the  Forum, thanked to all the participating teams, members of the organizing committee and the valuable sponsors like Universal coils, Al Berri United Food Co Ltd, Hashim Mubarak Contracting, Jamiyyaitul Falah Jeddah, Brooq Al Aman (Fisher), FSZ Contracting, Roward Marketing Premier, Ahlan Avenue, Trans Overseas, Asas, Innovative Matrix Smart Solutions, D M Trading Co, Silver Elegance, Krome, Integrated System House (ISH), Amul Comfy, Bariz Al Oula Air Cargo, OTL, Waseem Trading Est Al Baha, Master Group Logistic Solutions, C System, Center Point, Tuhaf, Biryani Palace, Taste of China (Chinese Cuisine), MS Beverages (B Cola), Day 2 day, TNU Logistics, Intermodal Services of SA, Sim City, Al Abeer Medical Group, MMA Advertising & Interiors and also well wishers like Doraiswamy Samappa, Roshan Rodrigues (ex president of KNRI Forum Jeddah), Haseeb Ahmed, Mohammed Iqbal, Vasu Manche Gowda and many more for their generous support towards the noble cause. The tournament not only helped in strengthening bonds of friendship but also generated interest in cricket among expatriates.


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