Samiya, Asim claim honours

Samiya Salim Sanghati, Asim Khurshid, Shaiman Anwar Butt and Mohammad Rehan won the top honours in the 13th edition of Shyam Bhatia Annual UAE Award function at Bhatia’s Cricket Museum here on Wednesday night.



By Adur Pradeep

Published: Fri 20 Apr 2012, 1:12 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 1:47 PM

Sri Lanka’s World Cup hero Arjuna Ranatunga distributed the awards during the presence of International Cricket Council CEO Haroon Lorgat and former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar.

UAE’s under-19 team vice captain and left arm pacer Samia is adjudged the Best Lady Cricketer of the UAE.

“It is a great honour and feels nice to be part of a wonderful ceremony being attended by the great personalities in cricket. I started playing at the age of 12 for the Young Talents Cricket Academy in 2005 and was first selected for the UAE team two years later. Then I played for UAE in the Thailand tour where I got six wickets.” Samiya told Khaleej Times.

“During the Singapore tour, our Under-19 team reached the semi-final and I was the top bowler of the ACC tournament with 10 wickets. This year I am the vice-captain of the U-19 team for Kuwait tour.” Khurshid, who scored 477 runs and picked up 17 wickets for William Hare Abu Dhabi Gymkhana, was named the best all-rounder and he received a cash prize of Dh4000.

William Hare Abu Dhabi Gymkhana’s Mohammad Rehan bagged the best bowler’s award and a cash prize of Dh3000, while Yogi Group’s Shaiman Anwar Butt won the best batman award and Dh3000.

Shaiman scored a total of 1343 runs in the ‘A’ division tournaments – the Bukhatir league of Sharjah Cricket Council and the Al Hamad Cup under the auspices of Abu Dhabi Cricket Council.

“It was a dream come true for me. This is first time I am getting this prestigious award. I am quite happy to receive it from a cricketer like Ranatunga. I thank Bhatia for supporting regional cricket and its players,” Shaiman told Khaleej Times.

“Now our team is playing the semi-final of the 50-over Blenheim Cricket tournament and this award will be an inspiration for me to perform better in the upcoming matches,” he added.

Sharjah Cricket Stadium Vice-chairman Waleed Bukhatir, Emirates Cricket Board chief executive Dilawar Mani, Dubai Cricket Council honorary secretary Mohammed Lokhandwala were also present during the function. “The awards are recognition for the local players as they receive the prizes from great cricketers and the support will help them do well in future matches,” Bhatia said.

DCC also honoured UAE’s senior umpire Tariq Butt with a life time achievement award for his 32 years of umpiring in the region.

Meanwhile Mohamed Mashood CTK of Nucaf Tellicherry who picked up 20 wickets and scored 127 runs, won the best bowler award in the Division II while Amjad Javed of Fly Emirates who scored 312 runs and picked up nine wickets, bagged the best batsman prize.

Nucaf Tellicherry’s Prajakat Chauhan, who smashed 324 runs and bagged 11 wickets, was selected as the best all-rounder.

It was a memorable evening for junior cricketers as Muaz Qazi, Varun Totadri and Shorye Chopra won the prizes for their performances in inter-school tournaments.

Awards

  • Best Umpire nominated by Abu Dhabi Cricket Council - Mohammed Yousuf
  • Best Umpire nominated by Ajman Cricket Council - Muhammad Ilyas
  • Best Umpire nominated by Dubai Cricket Council - Akbar Ali Khan
  • Best Umpire nominated by Sharjah Cricket Council - B. M. Abdullah
  • Cash award of Dh1500.00 each.
  • Special Award to the Best Lady Cricketer of the U.A.E.
  • Samiya Salim Sanghati – Left Arm Medium Pacer.
  • Cash award of Dh1,500.00

Division II :

  • Best Bowler – Mohamed Mashood CTK of Nucaf Tellicherry who picked up 20 wickets and scored 127 runs.
  • Cash award of Dh1500.00
  • Best Batsman – Amjad Javed of Fly Emirates who scored 312 runs and picked up 9 wickets.
  • Cash award of Dh1500.00
  • Best All-rounder- Prajakat Chauhan of Nucaf Tellicherry who scored 324 runs and picked up 11 wickets.
  • Cash award of Dh2500.00

Division I :

  • Best Batsman –Shaiman Anwar Butt who scored 1343 runs in the ‘A’ division tournaments—the Bukhatir league of Sharjah Cricket Council and the Al hamad Cup under ADCC.
  • Cash award of Dh3000.00
  • Best Bowler – Mohammad Rehan of William Hare Abu Dhabi Gymkhana who bagged 24 wickets.
  • Cash award of Dh3000.00
  • Best All-rounder – Asim Khurshid of William Hare Abu Dhabi Gymkhana who scored 477 runs and picked up 17 wickets.
  • Cash award of Dh4000.00

Junior cricket in the UAE:

  • Best Junior Cricketer in the Inter-school
  • Under-15 from Abu Dhabi Cricket Council is Muaz Qazi.
  • Cash award of Dh1000.00
  • Best Junior Cricketer in the Inter-school
  • Under-16 from Dubai Cricket Council Varun Totadri.
  • Cash award of Dh1000.00
  • Best Junior Cricketer in the Inter-school Under-16 from Dubai Cricket Council
  • Shorye Chopra of Modern High School – Dubai.
  • Cash award of Dh1000.00

Momento from Shyam Bhatia to all Cricket Councils in UAE

  • Abu Dhabi Cricket Council - Wajahat Hussain
  • Ajman cricket Council - Shaji Shahtaj Ul Mulk.
  • Sharjah Cricket Council - Mazhar Khan
  • Dubai Cricket Council - Mohamed Lokhandwala
  • Total cash awards Dh26,000


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