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Monday, July 11, 2011

During Ramadan Cricket Tournament- Dubai to stage cricket feast

Twelve top local teams will provide a provide a feast of entertainment in the work of the Interface Ramadan Cricket Event which will be held from August three to 28 at the ICC Global Cricket Academy grounds under the auspices of the Dubai Cricket Council (DCC).

"Eleven teams have already confirmed their participation & they will take more team to make it a total of 12 teams which will be divided in to thre groups. It is a league cum knock-out event whereby 23 matches will be played & they hope to see some hard & fascinating cricket with most teams evenly matched," said DCC's Honorary Secretary Mohamed Lokhandwala after the draw on Sunday.


Khaitan thanked DCC for giving them this chance & paid a glowing tribute to the local cricket administrators.

"We are thankful to Nalin Khaitan, Director of Interface Transworld for sponsoring this important event," they said.

The sponsors hope to add foriegn flavour to their team.

"Interface has been supporting cricket at the local & international level since lots of years. They are thankful to the Rulers of Dubai for supporting the game & also would like to thank Abdul Rahman Bukhatir & Abdul Rahman Falaknaz for initiating cricket in this country & putting up such great facilities where the game can be played & enjoyed. They have lent our support to the Emirates Cricket Board historicallyin the past & they are delighted to now support the Dubai Cricket Council who have a great team of dedicated members jogging cricket in Dubai," they said.

"We also have our own cricket team made up of local children & they have done well in local tournaments. They are planning to invite a couple of nice cricketers from India to bolster our team & objective to make a mark in this event," added Khaitan.

"The winners will be awarded Dh10,000 money & a trophy while the runners-up will get Dh5,000 & a trophy. There's money awards & trophies for the Best Bowler, Best Batsman & the Man of the Match. Colour kit will be provided to all teams along with refreshments in the work of the break. Matches will start at 7.30 pm & the 25-over matches will finish at 11.30 pm," said Lokhandwala.

Former New Zealand great Dayle Hadlee who is the resident coach at ICC GCA & Mazhar Khan the ECB Administrator & in the management of Dubai Sports City, were happy to see top quality local cricket being played alongside international cricket at the ICC Global Academy grounds.

"The participating teams won't only have a chance to compete with premium teams at a superb facility but will benefit from a package of goodies to add value to their entry in the match. Every team will receive a unique opportunity for sixty minutes of exclusive coaching session from international Coaches Dayle Hadlee or Muddasar Nazar for which they require to book in advance. Every team will also get equal number of net sessions matching the number of games they play in the match," added Lokhandwala.

Hadlee was amazed with the local talent & a quantity of the outstanding performances which were on show in the Debonair Cup. They expected to see similar performances in the Interface Ramadan Cup.

Group A: Yogi Group, Emirates Islamic Bank, Dummy, Transgulf.
Group B: Fly Emirates, Eurocon Alubond, HSBC, Mashreq Bank
Group C: Phoenix Medicine, Five Seas Strikers, Interface Transworld, Farooq C.C.

The top teams - Yogi group, Fly Emirates & Phoenix medicines - were first drawn out of the hat by Khaitan & then the remainder of the teams were drawn with the final groupings as follows:

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