Abu Dhabi: Spearhead Abu Dhabi Mangalorean Cricket team won the Eagles Champions trophy EAGLES 2015-16 organized by Eagles Cricketers Abhu Dhabi. The tournament was held at the iconic cricket ground of Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi on Friday, December 4, 2015. A total number of 12 teams of Mangalorean Konkani Community took part in the tournament. In the finals, Spearhead Abu Dhabi Mangaloreans defeated Eagles Cricketers Abu Dhabi by 6 wickets.
Eagles Abu Dhabi had earlier defeated MCBC – Dubai in the first semi final and Spearhead won against GMC-Dubai. The matches began at 9.15 am after the symbolic inauguration of the tournament by Vijay D’souza, representative of main sponsor Regal furnishings & Storage Systems and senior member of Eagles Abu Dhabi Rahim. It was a fun filled day where all the players along with large numbers of family and friends witnessed the keenly contested matches. The atmosphere was kept busy with lively running commentary by Sharan, Prakash and Anup with DJ Music.
In the evening, the Champions Trophy was presented to the winners by Regal furnishings & Storage Systems representative Vijay D’souza and Winston Fernandes and the Runners Up Trophy was presented by Ramesh Shetty of Eldorado Restaurant and Vijay Veigus of Evergreen Nursery. Following this, individual trophies were presented.
Man of the Match First Semi-Final – Rohan Lasrado – Eagles Abu Dhabi
Man of the Match Second Semi-Final – Rudy – Spearhead Abu Dhabi Mangaloreans
Man of the Match Finals – Rudy – Spearhead Abu Dhabi Mangaloreans
Best Batsman – Rudy – Spearhead Abu Dhabi Mangaloreans
Best Bowler – Teril Crasta – Spearhead Abu Dhabi Mangaloreans
Man of the Series – Sandeep Saldanha – Eagles Abu Dhabi
The tournament was sponsored by Walter Almeida & Family – Regal furnishings & Storage Systems as the main sponsor and Supported by V. Reddy of Relience Gloden Shark Electromechanical, Leo Rodrigues & Family of Al Mazroui & Clevi Automobile Serv. LLC, Eldorado Restaurant, Broadway Events, Abu Dhabi Travel Bureau, Precision Oil Field Supplies, Abu Dhabi Automatic Door Co. LLC, First Link General Contracting LLC, Best Friend Saloon & Spa, Evergreen Nursery, John Crasta & Family and Members of Eagles Cricketers.
About Eagles Cricketers Abu Dhabi:
Eagles Cricketers are an enthusiastic group of cricketers in Abu Dhabi. It is a non-profit group and aims to play cricket during weekends and to an maintain active and healthy lifestyle. Eagles, which came into existence in the year 1998 currently has over 30 members belonging to various parts of India. Driven by its motto, ‘Play for Passion’, the members play regularly and also take part in various tournaments and activities. It has been providing financial assistance to the needy for various purposes like education, house renovation, medical treatment and sports.
Eagles Cricketers have supported the following causes.
Financial support to the family of a person who lost his life in Abu Dhabi while on Duty.
Supported a Sportswoman to participate in the 17th Asian Master Athletic champions held at China 2012, who won 4 Medals for India.
Financial support for house renovation of an economically backward family in Mangalore in the year 2013
Financial support to house construction of a family who lost their only son in a road accident during November 2014.
Financial support to medical treatment of a young boy who suffered fatal road accident this year.