Jubail: Perhaps for the first time in Saudi Arabia a bidding cricket tournament is initiated in Al-Jubail KSA under the sponsorship of Spark Arabia with the banner of SPL (Saudi premier League 2017), which was formally announced at a press meet at Jubail Dammam road Isthraon on July 20.
Mr. Mansoor Manjeswar welcomed attendees, Mr. Saifulla Thodar SPL Core committee member & Secretary briefed about SPL Tournament and honored the chief guests.
The guests given stretched speech about SPL’s significance which is totally different than other tournaments. Guests, Mr.Faziq from Spark Arabia ,Mr. Basheer (Spark Arabia), Mr. Dildar Hussain (KhobarUnited), Mr.Gopal Shetty (SASP),Mr. Mohammed Noor (RCA),Mr. Khalil Ahmed (EPCA), Mr. Hakim Mijar & Mr. Raja (Khobar United) & Mr. Santosh VD showed their confidence in SPL Committee, congratulated and poured best wishes for the tournament to become a fruitful event.
Mr. Saifullah Thodar highlighted that this tournament will lay the foundation of beginning of Auction based tournament may take place in future in Saudi Arabia / GCC countries once SPL succeeds.
SPL will be conducted in league basis played with MRI (Hard Tennis) ball, All Matches will be played under lights at Al-Falah Al-Jubail ground. Eight Franchises will take part on this tournament. It is intended for enhance talent of the crickets in Saudi Arabia especially for eastern province players, Huge Cash awards and Trophies will be distributed among successful teams and individuals.
Already 280 players from eastern province are registered their names to participate on this tournament. Overall 144 players will get chances to play according to the bidding process where the players are been already categorized into Class A,B,C, & D by SPL committee based on their recent performances. Every franchise can bid for maximum 18 players including 1 owner’s choice player & 2 Icon players.
SPL Committee and Core committee members have been appointed and declared in the Press meet andabout Auction procedures, Bidding date announcement (21st Sept 2017), and Tournament commencing date (5th October 2017 to 20th October closing ceremony) also announced.
‘SNEHADEEPAM’ Charitable society at Kappikadu, Mangalore, will be beneficiary of the SPL accrued funds, which is started in 2015, is taking care and support the kids, who are all affected (living) with HIV/AIDS. Snehadeepam has founded a Muslim Lady, Tabassum, who is voluntarily takingcharge its activities.
Mr. Ibrahim Khaleel (Ibba Bajpe), SPL Chief Advisor thanked for everyone, and pleased forattendee’ssincere care and support to the event, and to make it very successful.
Further, Invitees had the delicious dinner arranged by SPL committee, Volley Ball, Kabaddi, singing competition, Laughter competition, Cricket Quiz competition, Swimming competitions among the attendees were also organized the winners are presented with gift & Trophies by SPL committee. The stage programs were directed by Mr. Samir (chemmi) and Mr. Manu Bhaskaran.
SPL Committee Members
Mr.Noushad.A.R (SPL Chairman)
Mr. Ibrahim Khaleel (Ibba Bajpe) (SPL Chief Advisor)
Mr. Manu Bhaskaran (SPL Secretary)
Mr. Saifullah Rehiman (SPL Secretary)
Mr. Sheikh Salim (SPL General Advisor)
Mr. Mohammed Noor (SPL General Advisor)
Mr. Sudheer Nassimudin (SPL General Advisor)
Mr. Mohammed Shuraif (SPL General Advisor)
Mr. Shameer Ahmed Bawa (SPL Media Management)
Mr. Safwan Sheikh (SPL Committee Incharge)
Mr. Santosh .V.D (SPL Officer)
Mr. Shahil Ahammed (SPL Ground & Team Management)
Mr. Ismail Fawaz SPL Ground & Team Management)
Mr. Mohammed Fayaz (SPL Ground & Team Management)
Mr. Malik Munna SPL (Ground & Team Management)
SPL Core Committee Members
Mr. Saifullah Rehiman
Mr. Manu Bhaskaran
Mr. Sheikh Salim
Mr. Mohammed Noor
Mr. Santosh .V.D
Players to be auctioned for Saudi Premier League-2017