Al Jubail: JF-Expertise Champions Trophy concluded with the high voltage final match played between SSQ Khobar United and Al Falah. It was a very entertaining encounter between 2 rival teams and the jam packed audience witnessed a top class cricket final at the flood lit Al Falah stadium on Friday, 14th March 2017.
Al Falah, after winning the toss put Khobar united to bat first. At one stage SSQ Khobar United suffered an initial jolt by losing a couple of early wickets, then a formidable partnership between Anis (38 runs) and Tayyeb (19 runs) took them to a respectable total of 72 runs in their allotted 7 overs. In response, Al Falah openers attacked the rival team bowlers from the very first over and maintained a good run rate by the contribution of 26 runs by Rais and later unbeaten 29 runs by Tasleem. Al Falah successfully chased the target of 73 runs in 5 overs. Anis from SSQ Khobar United was awarded the man of the match.
Prior to the finals, two intriguing semi-final matches were played as below:
First semifinal was played between Al-Falah and SAB Middle East, And Al-Falah won the match by chasing the target of 54 runs in just 3.2 overs. Rais from Al Falah was declared the man of the match for contributing 30 runs in just 12 balls.
The second semifinal was played between Momadan and SSQ Khobar united. SSQ Khobar United won the match and Bilal was declared man of the match for his 24 runs contribution to reach the target of 38 runs in just 3.1 overs.
A total of 12 teams participated in the two day cricket mega tournament conducted by Jam'iyyatul Falah Jubail unit with main sponsor Expertise contracting company and co-sponsors Ocean Wings, Standard Arabia, Global Travel Solution Jubail, Ecoally, Al Muzain, SR Engineering, Realtech, SASP, Al Falah, Gulfaam Restaurant, Haveli Restaurant Mangalore (http://www.haveli.ind.in), CookXon Restaurant, GCE, Amaco, Saeed computers, Energia Al Faris, Artic Adv., Manar Al Omran, FAHD engineering, SA Technology and media partner Coastaldigest.com.
The post tournament closing ceremony presentation was started with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran by Master Zayd Nasir Sheikh. The Ex-president of JF-Al-Jubail unit, Mr. Fayaz Ahmed welcomed all the spectators and guests. The ceremony moderator Master Zayd invited the Chief Guest, Mr. K. S. Sheikh (Director-Operations, M/s Expertise Contracting Company) to the dais and the organizing committee honored him by presenting a flower bouquet.
Further the following co-sponsors and guests were called on to the dais and honored by flowers presented by kids- Mr. Nazeer Hussein (Director, Al Falah Group,) Cricket legend Mr. K. Sunder Das Poojary(Manager, Gulf Bakery), Mr. Munavvir (CEO, SR Engineering), Mr. Mohammed Sharief Saad (Vice President, JF Dammam Unit), Mr. Nasir Sheikh (President, JF Jubail Unit) Mr. Mohammed Farooque (Karan Fadeq), Mr. Thahir Salmara(President Human rights and Anti-corruption union, New Delhi), Mr. Ashraf (Fahd Engineering), Mr. Rafiq, Mr. Yaqoob Muzammil (Marketing Manager GTS), Mr. Mohammed Farook (Ex-President and NRCC Ex-Ameer JF), Mr. Fayaz Ahmed (Ex-President JF), Mr. Raffi Shaikh (Vice President JF) sharing the dais.
The main sponsor of the event Mr. K. S. Sheikh (Director - Operations, M/s Expertise Contracting Company) was recognized and felicitated with a plaque of appreciation by Mr. Mohammed Farook (Ex-President and NRCC Ex-Ameer), Br. Salim Shaikh (Ex-President) and Br. Fayaz Ahmed (Ex-President) for the continued support to JF activities.
The President Mr. Nasir Sheikh, addressed the gathered crowd and made a special appeal to the vibrant youth to enroll as a JF member and work to support in making education available for the less privileged people in the community. He thanked the generous support of all sponsors.
He appreciated the entire team of JF-Jubail for their timeless efforts under the leadership of Event Chairman Mr. Farook (Ex-President and NRCC Ex-Ameer) and event Organizer Mr. Saleem Shaikh (Ex-President) and requested to continue with the same spirit in all future activities. Further committee highlighted the outstanding contribution of Mr. Saleem Shaikh in making the event a grand success by awarding him with a special prize.
Mr. Saleem Shaikh delivered a brief presentation on JF background, future projects along with the highlights of its main sponsor M/s Expertise Contracting Company.
Mr. Saleem Sheikh kept the crowd entertained with raffle draws and many gifts.
Al Falah was awarded the Winner’s trophy and SSQ Khobar United, the Runner-up of the tournament. In addition the following players were recognized for their outstanding performance throughout the tournament:
Man of the series, Rais from Al Falah
Best Bowler, Irshan from Al Falah
Best Batsman, Nisar from Al Falah
Best wicket keeper , Azad from Al Falah
Best catch of the day, Munna from Al Falah.
Al-Falah lift JF-Expertise Champions Trophy-2017