Goan Cobras, Karachi Kings set for SuperStars opener

The Superstars T20 Press conference and Team Unveiling event took place at a glittering ceremony at Crown Plaza Hotel Dubai, which was supported and organised by WebChannel, according to a Press release.

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Published: Wed 24 Apr 2013, 12:56 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 8:00 AM

The SuperStars T20 is one of the richest tournament in UAE Domestic circuit being conducted by the Dubai Cricket Council and will commence from Thursday with the final to be played on May 24 at Fairground Oval in Dubai Men’s college.

Teams named after cities from India, Pakistan, Singapore and UAE will compete for a total prize money of Dh60,000. The man of the series will be awarded with not only a cash award of Dhs2000 and a trophy, but will be presented a brand new KIA Picanto Car.For the first time in UAE domestic cricket history a car will be awarded to a player for his outstanding individual performance.

The function was attended by David East, CE of the Emirates Cricket Board, Mohamed Lokhandwala, honorary secretary of Dubai Cricket Council, Bilal Sheikh, MD of Yas Sports, who are the support sponsors, Roop Razdan, owner of the Fairgrounds Oval. Most team owners also marked their presence with Anis Sajan, Adnan ul Mulk, Adil Mirza, Shiva Pagarani amongst others adding grandeur to the evening.

Chief Guest, David East said, “Being a former first class cricketer I very much like the concept of the tournament of encouraging the local talent and awarding them handsomely and I wish the Dubai Cricket Council and the organisers, players and teams a highly successful tournament.”

Lokhandwala thanked David for his kind support and commended the organising team of Abdul Azim and Rahul Dalwale saying, “DCC has always tried to be innovative in their approach to conducting tournaments and is highly delighted to conduct the T20 Superstars which like the Kerala Premier League has the potential to grow and become a bigger tournament but needs the help and support of sponsorships from the local business community.”

Abdul Azim Ansari Director of SuperStars T20 thanked Dubai Cricket Council for their support and said, “We have taken a right step in the direction of trying to achieve our goal of providing one of the finest cricketing tournaments in UAE and the focus is on encouraging UAE’s local cricketing talent and increasing public awareness and fan following of UAE domestic cricket”.

The tournament is being conducted by the DCC and the organising committee comprises of Abdul Azim Ansari , Rahul Dalwale , Anuja Azim with Farrukh Siddiqui who is going to be the match referee for all games.

The tournament will see 31matches being played with the opening encounter between ‘Yogi Goan Cobras’ taking on ‘Phoenix Medicines Karachi Kings’ on Thursday, April 25 at 7.30 pm.

The Main sponsors of the tournament is WebChannel, Yas Sports (Official sports goods partner), Saibaa Restaurant (Official catering partner), Danube (Man of the Match Sponsor), Radio Spice 105.4 (Official Radio Partner), ARY Digital (Official Media Partner), Zulekha Hospitals (Medical Partner) and Sun blast Organic Juices.

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