JEDDAH – The season 2014 title of Karnataka Noble Trophy (KNT) Cricket Tournament has been prevailed by ISF Karnataka with 35 runs against Dazzle Super King in the Finals. Justifying its decision to bat first after winning the toss ISF Karnataka had scored 127 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in the limited 10 over of its innings. Chasing the huge victory target of 128 runs Dazzle Super King lost its early wickets and failure of top order batting line caused it to score only 92 for 9 in 10 over span.
Prior to this in the first semi finals ISF Karnataka had thrashed Challengers (lothers) by 25 runs and faced head on in finals with Dazzle Super King which had won the second semi finals against Rising Star by 31 runs. The magnificent batting of ISF Karnataka’s top order batsman Amir Lefty and Aftab had set the record on 5th wicket partnership with 84 runs was the strong base for the ISF Karnataka in the finals.
Aftab from ISF has been declared as Man of the Finals for his all round performance of 27* runs and 18/3. Aftab was also awarded as the Best bowler of the tournament who snatched 10 wickets in the tournament. Amer Lefty from ISF who scored 230 runs in the tournament with 28 sixes has been awarded as Man of the Series and Highest Sixes award also was reserved to Amer Lefty.
Man of the First Semifinals between Challengers (lothers) and ISF was Nadeem from ISF Karnataka for his 38* runs. Abdul Waheed from Dazzel Super King was the Man of the Second Semifinals for his all round performance of 15 Runs & 14/2. In total 157 sixes were counted in the entire tournament which kept the spectators tuned up with all the matches.
The grand presentation ceremony was organized in the ground after the finals which were witnessed by multiple hundreds of cricket fans, well wishers of KNT, playing teams, guests and sponsors.
The grand KNT Cup which was specially brought from India by the organizers was awarded by the chief Guest of the Event Mr. Sayeed Abdullah Al …., Vice President of Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Guest of Honor Mr. Abdullah…. Al…. group president of Al Saeed group of Industries.
The presentation ceremony was formally started with the Qirath by Shaikh Saoud which was followed by welcome address from S M Shafy, President of Jamiyyatul Falah Jeddah. Nasir Khurshid, Secretary of Karnataka NRI Forum Jeddah has introduced the guests and Roshan Rodrigues, President of KNRI Forum Jeddah welcomed the guest by presenting bouquets. Team leader Mohammed Mansoor had briefed the activities of Jamiyyatul Falah and Karnataka NRI Forum to the guests. Krish Jangal from Sunbulla Group was also share the dais and awarded Man of the Semifinals. Vasu Manche Gawda and S M Jafer have shared the distribution of Certificates to Umpairs and Scorers where as Roshan Rodrigues and Nasir Khurshid shared the distribution of Certificates to Extraordinary members for their excellent Ground Management and over all services.
3M Naushad, famous commentator had presented the match summary and Shaikh Saoud, IT Coordinator of KNRI Forum had proposed gratitude to all the Sponsors who extended the full support for the Noble Cause such as:
Al Saeed Group of Industries, Center Point, NATCO Saudi Arabia, Intermodal Services of SA, Binzagar, Pepsi Saudi Arabia, iMas, Golden Travel, RF Developers, Teamwork International Freight , AWS Movers, SSQ Company, Bariz Global Co, Master Trading Contracting & Rental Services, Budget Rent a Car, ESG & Partners Co, Village Restaurant, Mehfil Restaurant, Hakkami Comupters, C Systems, Comaco, Rabia Tea, Salman Group Al Raja Press, Super Max, Hashir Trading, Ayon Est, M A Alawi Est, Al Salam Alami Est, Premier Food Corporation and dozens of well wishers. Niyaz Ahmed compared the program and Harsha finally delivered vote of thanks.
The great cricket tournament which was organized by Karnataka NRI Forum Jeddah & Jamiyyatul Falah Jeddah was conducted 15 knock out matches with in 16 teams from Dec 4th to Dec 12. The main objective of organizing this cricket tournament is to support charity and spread awareness among the citizens and residents of Saudi Arabia with “Cricket for the Noble Cause” as its slogan which was widely appreciated by citizens and several verticals have joined their hands to support the noble cause.