SAWAHEL AL-FARENSIYA CLINCHES CAESARS INDO-PAK INDEPENDENCE DAY CUP

August 23, 2014

unnamedTACK serves the perfect mix of action-packed cricket over the INDEPENDENCE weekend

Teams Association for Cricket in Kuwait (TACK) and Caesars Group of Companies successfully hosted and conducted the Independence Day weekend Cricket Bonanza over 14th-15th August. With more than 24 teams, 250 players and a huge bunch of patriotic attendees, the inaugural tape ball tournament was a huge success with a lively and vibrant atmosphere. Tapping a new market segment with this event i.e. tape ball cricket lovers; TACK has further cemented its reputation of innovator and pioneer when it comes to running domestic cricket in Kuwait and started the new season with a bang.

Living up to their reputation of setting standards and benchmarks for others to follow, TACK offered the perfect mix of food, music and entertainment packed cricket to people who turned up in huge numbers to feel at home, away from home. DJ Flames, now an integral team member at TACK finals and a renowned name in Kuwait music fraternity was present playing the patriotic tunes from both Pakistan and India befitting the occasion and captured the mood and vibe of all the matches and the attendees.

Caesars Indo-Pak Cup saw 24 teams competing across 24 matches over the weekend with some of the best hard ball and tape ball players in Kuwait participating in 6 overs a side matches. The final was played between Sawahel Al-Farensiya and Killer XI with the former winning the toss and electing to bat first. Sawahel Al-Farensiya managed to score 62 runs from the allotted 6 overs with Saad Khalid providing the much needed impetus to the innings by taking 16 runs off the last over. At the half way stage the score did not look a threatening one considering the fact that it was a tape ball match and once Killer XI took 12 runs from their first over it looked like the target would be a walk in the park for the chasing side. However, it was the brilliant bowling in the middle overs by Khalid Butt and Saad Khalid that turned the match around for Sawahel Al-Farensiya. Saad in particular bowled the spell of the match taking two wickets in one over and finishing his spell of 2 overs by giving away 9 runs only. It was the all-round brilliance with bat and ball by Saad Khalid that won him man of the finals award.

As has become the norm with TACK-MG and the one aspect where they are head and shoulders above any other in terms of serving the game of cricket in Kuwait, the players were rewarded generously with cash prizes worth 600 $ distributed among the finalists. The runners-up of the finals got $175 cash prize along with a trophy and the winners walked away with $350 in addition to the winner’s trophy. Man-of-the-finals were rewarded $30 along with a trophy as well. Caesars Operations Manager Mr. Jagdish was the guest of honor and was overwhelmed with the response of the teams, players and families alike. The medals and trophies were provided by Pro sports, alongtime supporter of TACK that has gone on to become a household name in Kuwait as one of the leading distributors of sports equipment

The stage was set for all the locals and expatriates to come through on Thursday and Friday and feel an electric atmosphere and celebrate the Independence and freedom of their respective countries through a sport which is loved by more than a billion people in the world. With many more exciting events lined up in 2014 & 2015, especially the second edition of 4 Nations Festival which promises to be much bigger than last year; Teams Association for Cricket in Kuwait will ensure that cricket lovers are never short of opportunities, entertainment and of course, action-packed cricket.

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