Emirates Cricket Cup 1997 Award Ceremony [Archives:1997/43/Sports]

October 27 1997

On 24th Oct 97, a Cheerful Crowd was gathered at Taj Sheeba to celebrate the Award-giving Ceremony for “Emirates Cricket Cup 97” organized by Yemen Cricket Association. The British Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Victor Handreson; the Pakistani Ambassador H.E. Mr. Amin J. Naim; the Advisor to Minister of Sports, Mr. Mohammed Abdulwali; the Emirates Country Manager, Mr. Adnan Fateh Kazim were the Guests of Honour. Masroor Alam Siddiqui, YCA Secretary, welcomed the respected guests and then requested Mr. David Pearce, YCA Vice Chairman, to come on the stage and continue the program. David took over and welcomed the distinguished guests and gave a Banner of Cricket Slogan to Sheikh. Tariq Abdullah, YCA Chairman and requested him to address the gathering. Sh. Tariq Abdulla welcomed thire excellencies and respected guests. He thanked the sponsors, especially Emirates Airlines, for their generous sponsorship which enabled the YCA to start the 1997 season. He also thanked the cosponsors DHL Worldwide – Philips – Ashtal Travel – Pepsi and Taj Sheba for their generous sponsorship. He also thanked the participating teams for their active participation in the tournament, discipline and sportsman spirit that brought the tournament to a successful end.
H.E. Mr. Victor Handreson, H.E. Mr.Amin J. Naim also addressed and appreciated the efforts of the YCA for organizing such a good cricket tournament and a well-organized Award Ceremony. Mr. Mohammed Abdul Wali conveyed the Message of H.E. Dr. Abdul Wahab Rawah Minister of Youth & Sports. Mr. Adnan F. Kazim, Emirates Country Manager, said in his speech, that Emirates will sponsor again the next season in a much better way and also other games in Yemen.
Mr. Sikandar Mohammed, Chairmanof the sponsorship committee thanked the sponsors and his counterpart Ajay Tondon for his support to get the sponsorships. After the speeches, Certificates of Participation in the tournament were awarded to all members of the teams by the ambassadors. Then Adnan of Emirates awarded the Man of the Matches. Arif Butt of PTC was awarded the Best Bowler of the Tournament award. Sayeed Wasi Hider was announced as the Best Batsman of the tournament and also the MAN OF THE SERIES for his all round performances by Mr. Mohammed Abdul Wali. Sh. Tariq Abdullah gave the Token of Thanks to the UMPIRES who devoted their time for a thankless job.
Reported by Masroor A. Siddiqui