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Kuwait Cricket to host tourney SCCT Trophy inaugurated

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 14: The Shipping Companies Cricket Tournament sponsored by the Kuwait Shipping Companies & Agents Association, jointly organized, co-sponsored by Al- Rashed International Shipping and Al Bader Shipping under the umbrella of Kuwait Cricket (the only official cricket controling body locally and intrnayionally) was declared open by H.E. C.A.H.M. Wijeratne, Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the State of Kuwait recently at the Kuwait Cricket lush green and colourful facility in Sulaibiya Turf Ground. The other dignitaries present for the occasion were Shubashis Goldar, Deputy Chief of Mission & Counselor of the Republic of India to the State of Kuwait, Muhammad Hassan Wazir, Deputy Head of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Muhammad Arif Butt, President Pakistan business council Kuwait and Hafiz Muhammad Shabbir Member Overseas Pakistanis Advisory Council-OPAC (by Govt of Pakistan)

The executive director of the Kuwait Shipping Companies & Agents Association, Ahmed Eid along with Abdulrahman Al Amin, Group General Manager of Al Bader Group of Companies was also present to do the honors on the inaugural day.  The Director General Kuwait Cricket, Asad Baig alongwith S. Shetty, Riaz Choudhry, Murali Kutticode,Mehboob Khan, Tahir Khan, Naeem Jan, Amanulla Palekar and other Kuwait Cricket representaives happen to witness the entire proceedings and did grace the occasion with his presence. The function commenced with hoisting of the national flag of Kuwait by Abdulrahman Al Amin followed by hoisting of the Kuwait Shipping Companies & Agents Association flag by Ahmed Eid and finally the team flags were hoisted by the individual senior manager of all the eight participating teams in this year’s tournament. The flag hoisting was then followed by cutting of the cake, flying of the doves by the dignitaries present for the occasion and flying of the balloons by the captains of all the 8 teams.

This is the 11th consecutive year of conducting the SCCT hence a cricket bat has been signed by all the dignitaries present and handed over to the captains together to mark the tournament open. There were mementos and bouquets given away to the guest on the occasion. The organizing committee under the guidance from Rajiv Menon of Al-Rashed International Shipping and Mahmood Ismail of Al-Bader Shipping did an impressive job of conducting the entire program from the word go. The event thus concluded while being witnessed by a large gathering of people mostly the family members of the participating teams.

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