Majgonkar declared Man of the Match
KUWAIT CITY, Jan 17: In the final of the Kokan Cup 2018-2019, a cricket tournament organized by Guhagar Cricket Club, Ratnagiri XI proved to be worthy Champions by comprehensively defeating Kokan Chargers by 35 runs. Shoheb Majgonkar was declared the Man of the Match. The Ratnagiri XI which made its debut in this tournament became the first team to win the finals in tennis ball tournament in Kuwait.
The semifinalists were Ratnagiri XI, Kokan Chargers, Kalusta XI and Jeete Cricket Club while the All Ratnagiri XI and Kokan Chargers prevailed the battle for the Grand Finale. A total of 24 teams participated in the tournament fielding players from all over India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The teams were divided into 4 groups of 6 teams each. The tournament was played on the league-cumknockout basis. The knockout format was applied in the quarter-finals rounds.
The tournament was sponsored by Al Ansaf Al Khalijiya General Trading & Contracting Co, Kapico Travels & Tours, Al Dar Al Oula General Trading & Contracting Co, Gulfex Co (Al Babtain Group), LEXI My Handwriting Expert and co-sponsored by Usman Sahibole, Habibullah Mohimtully, Shafiqur Rehman, Asif Rumani, Siraj Khadas, Zahid Wangde, Zahid Alvi, Aslam Mukadam, Vazir Ticklye, Ali Ticklye, Mujahid Dalvi, Vinod Parameswaran, Muhammed Jaffer Dalvi, Sultan Shaikh, Zahir Sain. The presentation ceremony was graced by a huge crowd of cricket fans, men, women and children. The organizers thanked all the sponsors, chief guests, participants and supporters for their contributions in making the event a grand success.
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