Mangaluru, Jan 20: SOGEC (Specialized Oil and Gas Engineering Co Ltd) sponsored MPL Season 2, Cricket tournament for a Noble Cause, organized by Mangalore Association Saudi Arabia on Thursday, January 13, and Friday January 14, 2022 concluded with a remarkable achievement.
Well balanced Eight Teams of well-known players in the Eastern Province from Jubail, Al Khobar, Dammam and Riyadh participated in this prestigious tournament. The event kick started on Thursday, January 13 evening at Issam Kabbani Flood light Ground around 9 pm in the presence of MASA founding member Ravi Karkera, president Sathish Bajal, ex-presidents and members of Advisory Committee Messrs. Narendra Shetty, Naveen Bhandary, MPL Core Committee Chairman and MASA vice-president Gopal Shetty, Karavali Association Riyadh ex-president Santhosh Shetty, Franchisee Owners, other dignitaries, Masa EXCOM and members.
Ravi Karkera and Sathish Bajal addressed the gathering and wished all the teams best of luck and thanked Sponsors, donors and participating players for playing cricket for a noble cause.
Eight Teams participated in the tournament and fixtures were drawn as follows:
The teams were selected through a bidding process professionally conducted earlier.
After witnessing thrilling and exciting matches throughout the day, it was SASP Scorpions and Season – 1 winner, Gadi Nadu Warriors entered into the final by defeating Season -1 Runners Up Team Sasihithlu Beach Boys and Karavali Warriors, Riyadh respectively in a nail-biting finish.
SASP Scorpions emerged as Champions, while GNW had to settle for Runners Up Trophy in a tough battle of final.
Hundreds of cricket fans witnessed the event along with their families and friends by maintaining Covid guidelines and enjoyed thrilling matches with mighty sixes and fall of wickets. As many as 128 sixes were witnessed by the crowd. Eighteen sixes were hit by Fawaz Ullal alone of SASP Scorpions in total of 5 matches who scored century (113) in one of the matches.
Best Bowler: Mohammed Aneez of Karavali Warriors took 8 wickets.
Best Batsman: Fawaz Ullal of SASP Scorpions, Scored 193 with one century
Maximum Sixes: Fawaz Ullal of SASP Scorpions, 18 Sixes in total
Player of the Series: Fawaz Ullal of SASP Scorpions
For Best Bowler, Best Batsmen and Maximum sixes,were rewarded with Trophies and Gift Vouchers. Player of the Series was awarded with Trophy and Airfare from Dammam to Mangaluru. Champion Team and Runners up team were awarded with medals, Trophies and Gift Vouchers to 15 players from each squad.
Team Owners and Icon Players:
1. GADI NADU WARRIORS (GNW): Gopal Shetty, Imran Karkala, Ashfaq Uchila
2. INTERMODAL SA 11 (IMS): H. Vishwanath Hegde, Sadashiv Poojary, Asif
3. KOTTARA KATPADY ROYALS (KKR): Narendra Shetty, Jithesh Kottara, Afwan
4. NAMMA KUDLA STRIKERS (NKS): Naveen Bhandary, Dayanand Shriyan,
Keshav Arikady, Vaishak Shetty Uppala (Icon)
5. SASIHITHLU BEACH BOYS 11 (SBB): Ravi Karkera, Naveen Salian (Icon)
6. KARAVALI WARRIORS (KWAR): Nazeer Ahmed, Mustafa Kalander (Icon)
7. RAQWANI CHALLENGERS (RAQ): Ibrahim Husain, Raiz Ullal (Icon)
8. SASP SCORPIONS (SASP): Yogeesh D. Poojary, Sudheer Shetty Athrady (Icon)
Main Sponsor: SOGEC (Specialized Oil and Gas Engineering Co Ltd), Co-Sponsors: CLC, Candle Light Pest Control, FEOL, Artland Transport Co, FACE Industrial Services, Syndicate Consultants for Recruitment Services, Al Muzain and Garnish Restaurant.
JOEY FERNANDES, RAVI KARKERA, VISHWANATH HEGDE, SADASHIV DAYANAND SHRIYAN, NAVEEEN BHANDARY, KESHAV ARIKADY POOJARY NARENDRA SHETTY, JITESH KOTTARA, IMRAN KARKALA, GOPAL SHETTY,
NAZEER AHMED, IBRAHIM HUSAIN, YOGEESH POOJARY, AMEER HUSAIN.
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*KHOBAR SENIORS *RAJESH SHETTY *PRAVEEN PETER ARANHA* SANTHOSH SHETTY, DUBAI *GANESH KARKERA *RAMESH MENDON *SUDARSHAN SANIL *SATHISH BAJAL *KHOBAR FRIENDS *NAVEEN SHETTY *ROOPESH SUVARNA
*AJITH KUNDER *NAVEEN SALIAN *BHASKAR KANCHAN *AMITH SHETTY * SUNIL PUTHRAN Core committee members: GOPAL SHETTY, Chairman, RAVI KARKERA, AMEER HUSSAIN, NAVEEN SHETTY, SACHIN HEGDE and RAJESH SHETTY.
Umpires: Mohammed Siraj, Shamroz, Asif
Scorers: Rajesh Anchan, Puttaraju, Rahul Salvi, Kumar Bist
Running commentary of matches were presented professionally by expert commentator Safwan Bajpe, which was thoroughly enjoyed by live listeners from the ground as well as through Youtube live streaming.
Volunteers: Ajith Kumar, Ashwath Rai, Niranjan Kakera, Praveen Peter Aranha, Puttaraju, Ranjith Shetty, Roopesh Suvarna, Sadashiv Poojary, Sandeep Shetty, Shakib Ahmed, Usman Hosangadi
Transport Facility: Al Manafa Transport, Al Khobar
Photography, Video and You Tube Coverage: Desert Lens, Mojith Mohan
Catering Service: Niranjan Karkera and Vandana Karkera
Thanks to Mrs and Mr Niranjan Karkera for donating the surplus of food stall to MASA as charity.
Breakfast, Lunch and Evening Snacks were served from Garnish Restaurant, Dammam.
Prize distribution Ceremony and Raffle Draw was conducted by Ravi Karkera and Rajesh
Despite of all odds (Covid, Chilled Weather, Rain Scare etc.) the entire tournament proceedings went on smoothly without any interruption. MASA Management, Excom, Core committee and Advisory committee would like to extend their sincere gratitude to all players, Franchisee Owners and management, Sponsors, Co-sponsors, donor members, volunteers, Masa members and the witnessing crowds for the grand success of MPL Season – 2. Kudos to you all.
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During the award ceremony, the Core Committee was appreciated and recognized for their strenuous effort in the success of the tournament. Gopal Shetty, Core Committee Chairman was recognized with special appreciation for his excellent effort in the overall success of the tournament.
MPL Season 2 emerged like a Ray of Light amidst the dark shadows of the pandemic. Cheers to MASA for taking the initiative to organize such an event with the sole intention of raising funds for various philanthropic services which is being going on for the past 15 years on regular basis. It was definitely a big success as eight teams battled for the coveted trophy with exhibition of great talent and sportsmen ship.
Hearty Congratulations Winning Teams, SASP Scorpions and Gadi Nadu Warriors.