Al Jubail: JF-Expertise Premier League 2019 (EPL 2019) concluded with the high voltage final match played between Easter Blue 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 Al Falah flood light Cricket stadium on Friday, 22nd November 2019.
Eastern Blue, after winning the toss put Al Falah into bat first and at one stage Al Falah suffered initial jolt by losing couple of early wickets, then the other side opening batsman Nisar (Captain) Al Falah showed his captaincy role by hitting sixes/fours took them respectable total of 95runs in their allotted 8 overs. In response, Eastern Blue opener batsman Rajesh attacked the rival team bowlers with good run rate by the contribution of 56 runs along with partnership with Salim by 17 runs. Eastern Blue successfully chased the target of 96 runs in 7 overs. Rajesh from Eastern blue awarded man of the match for his magnificent knock of 57 runs in just 29 balls with 6 sixes.
Prior to the finals, there were enthusiastic 2 semi-final matches played as below:
First semifinal was played between the Al-Falah and Jubail Gladiators resulted in Al-Falah winning the match by chasing the target of 96 runs in just 5.5 overs. Sudheer from Al Falah for contributing 53 runs in just 18 balls along with partnership with sampath for contributing 35 runs in 16 balls.
The second semifinal was played between Eastern Blue and Amaco. Eastern blue grabbed the match by Rajesh for his 35 runs contribution to reach the target of 55 runs in just 4.3 overs to enter grand finale.
Total 10 teams were participated in 2 weeks cricket mega league tournament presented by Jam'iyyatul Falah Jubail unit with main sponsor Expertise contracting company and co-sponsors – SR Engineering AKA Power, Amplitude ,Shifa Medical Center, Fastec Contg, Arabian Clouds , United cont. Gulf Asia Medical center, SAB and good support from Mangalore Super bazaar , Jubail.
The Post match tournament closing ceremony presentation was started with recitation of verses from holy Quran by Master Mohd Razeen Rafiq, the Ex-president of JF-Al-Jubail unit, Mr. Nasir Sheikh welcomed all the spectators, guests. Closing ceremony moderator Salim Udupi invited Chief Guest Mr. Taj Uddin (General Manager of M/s Expertise Contracting Company) to the dais and the organizing committee honored him by presenting with a flower bouquet.
Further he invited following available co-sponsors and guests to the dais honoring them with presenting flowers by the kids Mr. Nazeer Hussein (Director, Al Falah Group,) Mr. Munavar (CEO, SR Engineering), Mr. Nasir Sheikh (Ex-President, JF Jubail unit) Mr. Mohammed Farooque (Ex-President and NRCC Ex-Ameer), Mr. Raffi Shaikh (Vice President), Altaf(Treasurer), Ibrahim Khalil JF executive member, Siddiq Baikampady –JF executive member, Mr. Junaid (CEO- Amplitude), Mr. Mohammad Akhter Alam (GM- Shifa Al Jubail Medical Centre), Mr. Haroon-CEO Arabian Clouds), Mr. Mohammed Ashraf- CEO Fastec contg, Mr. Hakeem- Expertise Representative, Asif Deal- HF vice chairman, Mr. Sameer-CEO lucky star and HF Jubail vice president,Mr. Rasheed NCMS- Vice president BAMA bajpe and Mr. Nazeer Tumbe- President of Indian social forum ,Jubail block sharing the dais.
The main sponsor of the event Mr. K. S. Sheikh (Director - Operations, M/s Expertise Contracting Company) in his absence was recognized and felicitated with plaque of appreciation to Mr. Tajuddin – general manager Expertise Cont. by Mr. Mohammed Farooq (Ex-President NRCC Ex-Ameer) Br. Nasir sheikh (Ex-President) and Br. Mohd Rafi sheikh Ahmed (Vice -President) for continued support to JF activities and also momento given to Mr. Mohammad Akhter Alam (GM- Shifa Al Jubail Medical Centre) for his support every year towards JF
The General Secretary Salim Udupi, addressed the gathered crowd and delivered a brief presentation towards Jam’iyyatul Falah achievement in 31 years and appeal to the vibrant youth of Mangalore and Udupi to enroll as JF member to work under the main motto "Education is the key to success" and support the education for the less privileged people in our community. He thanked the generous support of all sponsors. Along with video presentations of its main sponsor M/s Expertise Contracting Company.
Moderator executed the raffle draws and prizes distribution session. More than 10 attractive gifts sponsored by Rafiq perfume Jubail won by few lucky persons in gathering.
Eastern Blue lifted the Winner’s trophy and Al Falah as Runner-up of the tournament. Additionally, following players were recognized for their performance throughout the tournament:
• Man of the series, Rajesh from Eastern blue awarded trophy with gift hamper
• Best Bowler, Mithun Devadiga from Al Falah awarded by trophy along with gift hampers
• Best Batsman, Nisar from Al Falah awarded by trophy along with gift hamper
• Best wicket keeper , Azad from Al Falah awarded by trophy along with gift hamper
• Best attractive player , Samad Sag awarded by trophy along with gift hampers
Finally JF jubail Committee President and executive members thanked all 10 Teams’ participants, sponsors and jam packed public for their wonderful support and success of yearly conducted Tournament.
Special thanks to Mr. Saifullla Thodar (overall matches conducted), Nazeer kalloor for score panel , Safwan Bajpe for commentary panel , Ibba bajpe for background support , Sameer Ahmed Bawa for designing /digital scorer and Sharif Al Falah for his tremendous ground support .
Eastern Blue lifts JF-Expertise Premier League 2019 Trophy