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KOC impress on India tour

Filed on January 15, 2014

The Kerala Overseas Cricketers (KOC) completed a hat trick of wins during their three-day tour to the southern Indian State of Kerala, The KOC team played against Kerala Young Veteran Cricketers (KYVC). The tournament was played by all Ranji and State players of Kerala.

The KOC team during their tour of India. — Supplied photo

The KOC team during their tour of India. — Supplied photo

The matches were exciting as all the three matches went till the last ball. The players who represented the KOC team included Usmankutty CTK (captain), Rejee Mohan, Fidaasghar, Hanees Babu, Manoj Arthanat, Balaji Narayanan, Pilakandy Naufal, Prajeet Pareparambil, Anandaraman Sivaramakrishnan, Shajil Balan, Hareesh M Haridas, Ali C Orkkateri, Mashood CTK, Usmankutty CTK, Abdul Jaleel, Noushad, Biju Thomas.

Shajil Balan had an excellent all round performance as he took eight wickets and scored 40 plus runs in three matches. The situation in last match was as such that KOC required 6 runs in last ball and Balan duely obliged. The only 50 scored in the tournament was by Biju Thomas, who scored 54 in 30 balls. Hanees Babu scored 46 runs in the final match. KOC players thanked Kaladharan, chairman of Consolidated Shipping Services. “By associating with KOC as a sponsor, CSS has reiterated its commitment towards social activities and the emotional bonding they bring among the expat community,” the release added.

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