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XAD Inter-Project Cricket Tournament – 2015

XAD Abu Dhabi has emerged as Champions of Inter-Project Cricket Tournament held on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Abu Dhabi. The highlights of the event are:

The Cricket Tournament was played under flood lights on a lush green out field.

–  Employees from Abu Dhabi, Dubai Projects and Head Office grouped together to form respective teams.

–  The plan of the tournament was pre-decided; 3 matches were to be played between Abu Dhabi and Dubai Teams. The team winning 2 matches would win the tournament; each inning comprising of 10 overs.

–  The tournament started off with toss fixing on the squads of both Projects.

–  Team Dubai won tosses twice and elected to bat first on both the occasions.

–  Choosing to bat in the 1st match, Team Dubai scored 117 runs in 10 overs; Team Abu Dhabi chased the target in 9th over winning by 4 wickets.

–  In the 2nd match, Team Dubai gave a target of 105 runs; this time it was a close match, however, Team Abu Dhabi won it in the last over with one wicket remaining.

–  The batsmen showed eye-opening performance by displaying wristy driven fours and sky touching sixes.

–  The pacers and spinners bowled yorkers, off breaks and leg breaks – given tough time to the batsmen.

–  A large number of spectators turned up into the arena which made the event an entertaining and healthier one.

–  At the end Team Abu Dhabi, with their exclusive overall performance, came out as Champions.

–  Individual Cash Awards were given in the prize distribution ceremony held at the end of the tournament: Mr. Jahangir Khan – Abu Dhabi being player of the tournament, Mr. Sikandar Khalid as Best Batsman and Azhar Ali Khan as Best Bowler from Team Abu Dhabi whereas from Team Dubai, Arshad Azam and Sufiyan Shoukat received cash awards for being Best Batsman and Best Bowler respectively.

–  Mr. Khalid Farooq gave away the trophy to the Winning Captain – Mr. Imran Ashraf.

–  The Cricket Tournament was then followed by a dinner arranged by the hosts – Abu Dhabi.

–  It was an overwhelming response on the sports event which was actually arranged for all cricket aficionados in XAD.

The pictorial highlights of the cricket event CLICK HERE.