DBMSC Steel dominate as KT win title on debut

DBMSC Steel dominate as KT win title on debut
Proud cricketers pose with their trophies at the United Pro Sport.

The tournament had 48 teams across 5 divisions who took part in USL-4



By KT Report

Published: Tue 5 Jun 2018, 10:44 PM

Last updated: Wed 6 Jun 2018, 12:49 AM

DBMSC Steel continued their dominance in the United Super League (USL) by lifting the A division crown for the fourth successive season while Khaleej Times won the C Division crown in the league conducted on a quarterly basis at the United Pro Sport in Al Quoz.
The A division champions DBMSC Steel have not lost a single game in all four seasons of USL.
The USL has a unique player rating system, which divides the players category into five division.
"The tournament had 48 teams across 5 divisions who took part in USL-4. And we expecting around 60 teams to participate in the next season of USL which will be in September,2018.
"This is one of the most unique tournament among all the indoor events in the UAE," said Saqib Nazir, captain of the A division winners DBMSC Steel.
He revealed that their team was made of 15 professional contracted indoor players. "We train hard and that is evident from our results in this and the other indoor tournaments in the UAE," he claimed, adding that they have been unbeaten for some time.
"In the USL we have not lost a single game in last four seasons, which amounts to over 20 matches," Saqib said.
He prasied the organisation of the USL and added that this was the only tournament in the UAE that was streamed live on YouTube. "Live streaming is another motivation for every player to do well in this league," he enthused.
This was the first time Khaleej Times entered a team and won the Division C title.
In the final, despite losing nine wickets, including six run outs, DBMSC Steel scored 68 runs. Each wicket deducts five runs from score in indoor cricket. Then the champions shot out ONG Jewellers Fanatics for 53. The ONG Jewellers lost 11 wickets. Kunal was out four times, scoring -12 runs and that put his team behind and they lost by 15 runs.
The winners:
Div A winners - DBMSC Steel A
Div B - Dubai Qalandars
Div C - Khaleej Times
Div D - Dubai Tellicherians
Div E - Arrow

Player of the tournament:
Div A: Ali ( PNG JEWELLERS FANATICS)
Div B: Asif (DBMSC STEEL - B)
Div C: Thayub (KHALEEJ TIMES)
Div D: Deba (WONDERLADS)
Div E: Ashik (LIMS BLASTERS)


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