KKMA Inter Branch Cricket Tournament
D.K. SUPERSTARS Emerged as the Champion of Kuwait Independence Cup -
Kuwait, February 25: The Sports &
Socio-Cultural Affairs unit of Kuwait Kerala Muslim Association
(KKMA) hosted the Annual inter branch cricket tournament Kuwait
Independence cup - 2009 today at GCC Cricket Ground in Khaitan. KKMA
is the largest expat association in Kuwait. Hundreds of Indian
expats including children and ladies enjoyed a spectacular cricket
for the whole day.
Flag hoisting was done at 8:00 a.m. by Mr. Satischandra Shetty,
President of Kuwait Kannada Koota. Mr. Shetty is also the Managing
Director of Oriental Restaurant & Confectionaries group in Kuwait.
Mr. Haseeb Khan, founder & Team Manager of Zajil Cricket Club
inaugurated the tournament with colorful balloon hoisting. Mr.
Sageer Trikaripur, Chairman of KKMA introduced KKMA activities and
Mr. S.M. Basheer, Director of KKMA Sports Unit did the welcome
The following 12 teams from various KKMA branches took part in the
tournament with colorful attires displaying a lovely sportsman
spirit. The cricket tournament was very colorful; inspired by the IPL concept this tournament too introduced the cheer leaders.
D.K. Super Stars
D.K. Royal Challengers
Hassawi Shining Star
The guard of honor was done by Mr.
Mazhar Hussain - captain of Gujarat Cricket Club.
Two semi finals were played between D.K. Royal Challengers vs
Farwaniya Rockers and D.K. Superstars vs Abbasiya team.
D.K. Superstars emerged as the real Champions of the tournament
beating D.K. Royal Challengers and won the Independence Cup – 2009
in the final. D.K has kept its excellent track record intact as it’s
retained the championship trophy for a 3rd year in a row. D.K. Royal
Challengers have to be satisfied with the runners up cup.
Shaikh Waseem Waheed displayed a most exciting and power packing
game of cricket and has been declared as man of the match in the
final, and he has also been declared as man of the series for his
outstanding batting performance throughout the tournament. He has
been facilitated by KKMA Vice Chairman Mr. Akbar Siddeeque, and KKMA
President Mr. N.A. Muneer.
Best disciplined Team award was won by City Challengers Team and
they were facilitated by Mr. B.M. Iqbal, Vice President Socio
Cultural division. Mr. Marzook from Khaitan team was facilitated
with special gifts by Mr. Abdul Fatah Tayyil KKMA General Secretary
for the first 50 individual runs of the tournament and by Mr. A. P
Salam KKMA working President for his magnificent six towards the
pavilion. He was one of the star players in the tournament
entertained the people with his hard hitting shots.
The KKMA Independence – 2009 Cup was presented to the Champions of
the tournament D.K. Superstars by Mr. Mahmoud, Managing Director of
M/s Apsara Textiles. Mr. Sageer Trikaripur, Chairman of KKMA
presented the runners up cup to D.K. Royal Challengers.
Umpires Mr. Faisal and Mr. Jamshad were facilitated by Mr. Ibrahim
Kundal, Vice President of KKMA and by Mr. Hasan Yusuf respectively.
The climax of the tournament concluded with vote of thanks by Mr.
Sageer Trikaripur, he thanked all the teams, the organizing
committee members and the main sponsor Al Wassen Est.