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Emirates, Seven Seas reach super 16 stage

Dubai Council get ready to stage 50-over event

  • By K.R. Nayar Chief Cricket Writer
  • Published: 14:46 December 4, 2012
  • Gulf News

Dubai: Fly Emirates Colts, Seven Seas Strikers, Wings XI, Byrne Equipment, Anchor Marine, Globe Link West Star Shipping, Desert King Waterproofing and Wings Warriors are the first eight teams to qualify for the super 16 round of the Gulf Super Sixes.

This third annual corporate cricket tournament that commenced on November 30 will conclude on December 14 with top international cricketers competing in the tournament. Eight top international cricketers will be playing for each of the last eight teams of the tournament.

Top international players confirmed to play in this tournament are Wasim Akram, Chaminda Vaas, Shaun Pollock, Jonty Rhodes, Salil Ankola, Nayan Mongia, Mohammad Shahzad and Ijaz Ahmad.

“Every year Gulf Super Sixes witnesses significant growth, both in performance and spectators. During our first season in 2010, we had around 5,000 spectators. Last year we had more than 10,000 spectators and we aim to achieve even more this year,” said Arshad Zaheer, CEO of Crayons Communications.

Meanwhile in the ongoing Sindhi Premier Cricket League, organised by Sindhi Cricket Club and held under the auspices of the Dubai Cricket Council (DCC) at 7he Sevens ground, Jay Joshi’s spectacular performance steered NHormus Divine Sindhis to a 15-run win over Chawla Sindhi Royals in a low-scoring match. Joshi cracked a power-packed 57 from 47 balls to lift his team to 130 and later bagged two wickets to reduce Chawla to 115.

Meanwhile, the Dubai Cricket Council has announced the staging of the first DCC 50 overs Day tournament to be played on Fridays, Saturdays and bank holidays at the Fairground Oval in Silicon Oasis at Dubai Men’s College.

Mohammad Lokhandwala, Honorary Secretary of Dubai Cricket Council, said, “Based on feedback received from our senior local teams, Dubai Cricket Council is pleased to re-start a 50-over tournament which has been missing since the DCC lost their grounds in 2006 when the last Emirates Cup was played as a normal day tournament on Fridays.”

According to Lokhandwala, this Premier tournament is for the top sixteen ‘A’ division teams of the UAE that have agreed to be a part of the Domestic Cricket Development Committee programme. The tournament will commence from December 7. Entry fee for the tournament is Dh10,000.

Fact Box

Sindhi Premier Leauge: NHormus Divine Sindhis bt Chawla Sindhi Royals by 15 runs. NHormus Divine Sindhis 130 in 22.4 overs (Jay Joshi 57, Indresh Navlani 20, Rajesh Thadani 3 for 30, Vinay Totani 2 for 24) bt Chawla Sindhi Royals 115 in 23.4 overs (Vinay Mehra 40, Navin Punjabi 20, Ashish Bhandari 4 for 24, Jay Joshi 2 for 10, Karan Bhojwano 2 for 18) Man of the Match: Jay Joshi.

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