Qatar: The Karnataka Sangha Qatar (KSQ) held Draw Ceremony of the “5th Cup 2014” the most awaited Cricket Tournament in Qatar amongst expatriate population, will be held at Old Indian Ideal School Ground from 5 April to 17th April 2014. The 12 Top Cricket Teams will be vying for the Prestigious Trophy.
Team Captains and Managers of the participating teams were present on the occasion.
The 12 teams have been divided into four groups of three, with the top 8 progressing into the quarter final stage of the tournament.
Group A: 1.Al-Muftah, 2. Tulukoota, 3. Galfar
Group B: 1.QDC, 2. Qatar Tech, 3. KMCA
Group C: 1.Tuskar XI, 2. Petrofac, 3.Pallonji.M
Group D: 1.Qatari Diar, 2.Masraf Al Rayan, 3.Hannan
Meanwhile KSQ also, honored Young Raising Tennis Star Nikshep B.R from Karnataka, Bangalore who was in Doha taking part in QTF Tournament, for his dedication and contribution to game of Tennis. He is currently ranked No.1 in India, Under 16 and No.2 in under 18 category. Nikshep thanked KSQ for supporting him in playing in Qatar by sponsoring his stay.
Speaking earlier, KSQ President Mr Deepak Shetty gave brief insight into KSQ activities in Qatar. He spoke in length about “Karnataka Cup Cricket Tournament” and its achievements over the years, which has made KSQ house a hold name in Qatar. He also announced that Shri. Subramaniam Badrinath, who played for India in both Tests and One day Internationals, would be the Guest of Honour for this year’s edition. He high-lighted the presence of Sayyed Kirmani, Sadananda Vishwanath, Gundappa Vishwanath & Sunil Joshi in previous years and wished all participating teams good luck for the tournament.
Alma Aluminium Qatar & Al-muftah Contracting are main sponsors of the tournament. Meanwhile QDC, Petrofac Qatar & Doha Bank are associate sponsors of the tournament. He specifically remembered the contribution of March at Grand Qatar Palace hotel-Doha Bank are associate sponsors of the tournament. He specifically remembered the contribution of M Chidanand Naik-GM of M Pallonji for his contribution in organizing this tournament over the years.
Sports Secretary-Anil Boloor did compering, VP-Nagesh Rao introduced Nikshep, Zafar Abbasi Committee Member explained Rules and Regulations, Dr.Sanjay- Main coordinator handled Q&A session and General Secretary did vote of thanks.
Past President and GM of Al Muftah Contracting Mr.V.S.Mannangi, Mr. Satich, Executive Manager- QDC were on the dais, former president Mr.Arun Kumar, KMCA president Mr.Niaz Ahamd were present on the occasion.