Kuwait Banks Club League 2016-17 in­au­gu­rated in grand style

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

Kuwait Cricket, the of­fi­cial con­trol­ling body of cricket ac­tiv­i­ties in Kuwait and Kuwait Banks Club jointly in­au­gu­rated the Kuwait Banks club league cricket tour­na­ment for the sea­son 2016-17 at the newly de­signed Su­laibiya turf ground.

This is the 5th suc­ces­sive year that the KBC tro­phy, de­signed ex­clu­sively for bank teams has been played at Su­laibiya ground and the col­or­ful cer­e­mony was at­tended by em­i­nent cricket per­son­al­i­ties of Kuwait.

Kuwait Banks Club’s In­charge of cricket Mah­mood Bas­taki, Chief guest on the oc­ca­sion flanked by Hus­sein Sayed of KBC, Asad Baig, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral, Kuwait Cricket, Iqbal Vanoo, Deputy Chair­man, Kuwait Cricket Coun­cil, Sameer De­sai, Di­rec­tor, Coach­ing and Me­ha­boob Khan Pathan, Di­rec­tor, Women’s cricket cut a cake to de­clare the tour­na­ment open.

Kuwait Women’s team and Kuwait U 19 boys’ team thronged the oc­ca­sion to wit­ness the in­au­gu­ral match played be­tween KFH & ABK which was won by KFH in a com­mand­ing man­ner. Later in the day, Bur­gan Bank pre­vailed over CBK, while KIB fought back valiantly to notch a win over Gulf Bank.

Kuwait U-19 boys were pre­sented with par­tic­i­pa­tion cer­tifi­cates for their com­mend­able per­for­mance in the re­cently con­cluded ICC World Cup Asia re­gion qual­i­fier.

Mu­rali Kut­ti­code, Di­rec­tor, Ju­nior & Cor­po­rate cricket was the Mas­ter of cer­e­mony and he thanked KBC for their sup­port as well as all the spon­sor­ing bank teams to the likes of Boubyan Bank, Na­tional Bank of Kuwait, Ahli United Bank and Ahli Bank of Kuwait for their con­tri­bu­tion to the suc­cess of bank­ing league tour­na­ments.

The cap­tains of all the 9 bank teams such as Ahli United Bank, Ahli Bank of Kuwait, Bur­gan Bank, Boubyan Bank, Com­mer­cial Bank, Kuwait Fi­nance House, Kuwait In­ter­na­tional Bank, Gulf Bank and Na­tional Bank at­tended the pho­to­graph ses­sion. Se­nior of­fi­cials of Kuwait Um­pires panel Ir­fan Adil, Farid Dal­wai, Ab­dul Qayum, Naveen D’souza, Ger­ald, Sa­j­jad of­fi­ci­ated the matches of the day along with Nalin who did the on­line scor­ing.

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