London Premier League a big success as Aryana CC triumph

Filed on October 27, 2020

The tournament, which started on September 25, was played with strict health protocols in place

The HKSZ London Premier League came to an end on Sunday with Aryana CC registering a thrilling win over the HKSZ Stars in the final of the high-profile amateur tournament featuring digital third umpires.

The tournament, which started on September 25, was played with strict health protocols in place.

The organisers also introduced official Zing LED stumps used in the Big Bash League and third umpire reviews in the tournament — an unprecedented move at amateur level.

In the final on Sunday, HKSZ Stars, despite the wet conditions, made 77 for the loss of four wickets after electing to bat.

In reply, Aryana CC held their nerve despite a strong fightback from the HKSZ Stars on the field. The dramatic battle had a thrilling finish as Aryana CC, needing three runs off the final three balls, managed to take the coveted trophy and the £3,300 prize-money home, thanks to Hakim’s brilliant unbeaten knock of 29.

Kaif Ramzan, captain of the HKSZ Stars, was named the best batsmen of the tournament, having finished the event as the top-scorer.

Shaamil and Zikriya Ramzan also demonstrated their all-round skills in the tournament.

Meanwhile, Abdul Raheem of the NLMCC Strikers was named the best bowler of the tournament.

After the big success of the HKSZ London Premier League, the organisers are now planning to bring the tournament to Dubai in December.

Nasir Ramadan, the chief organiser of the London Premier League, was a happy man after the success of the event was celebrated with some spectacular fireworks.

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