Pics by: Alban D’Souza
Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA) held Cricket Cup 2018 on Friday, 2nd March at Trinity & RCC grounds, Sulaibikhat. The tournament was held for Regular & Veterans. 11 teams for (regulars) and 4 Teams (veterans) participated in the tournament, which was held exclusively for KCWA members. Over 200 members took part in the event.
All together 16 matches were played. In the final match held for Regulars, Shirva Welfare Association Kuwait (SWAK) team defeated Scorpions by 9 wickets to lift the coveted trophy. Sharq United won the Veterans Trophy by 10 wickets the while Salmiya Friends team was the Runners up.
The tournament began by invoking Lords blessings led by Rajesh Aranha. President Hilary Stevan Rego welcomed the teams and guests and declared the tournament open. Sauraider Rana, Chandan Shukla and Abdul Nisar were the umpires. Lloyd D’Souza, Harry Fernandes, Anil D’Mello and Royce were the scorers of the tournament. Live score updates were done from the venue by Allan D’Souza, Shannu D’Souza and Arun Jossy D’Souza.
Best Bowler: Joyal Loyal Rodrigues (SWAK)
Best Batsman: Nithin Saldanha (SWAK)
Best Allrounder: Nithin Saldanha (SWAK)
Man of the Match (veterans): Fedrick Fernandes (SHARQ UNITED)
Dr. Manohar Prabhu handled the presentation ceremony. Sports secretary Hywel Pinto thanked all who helped in organizing the tournament. Sunitha D’Silva & Michael Pinto handled the membership counter at the venue. Walter Santhmayor, Deepak Andrade, Rajesh Aranha, Naveen Mascarenhas & Dr. Manohar Prabhu contributed in live commentary in (Konkani, Kannada & English). Alban D’Souza captured the event through his skills in photography. Sound was provided by Waves Events & Rentals. Naveen Mascarenhas provided the logistics support. KCWA Sports Committee coordinated the tournament with the support of KCWA Managing Committee members.