Sponsored by City Exchange, White Oceanic and Nice Water Company, the 3rd Intra Academy Cricket Tournament of Stallions Cricket Academy concluded recently. While the tournament was conducted for under 15 and under 13 players of the academy, The Qatar National Woman’s team was also invited to take part. The awards ceremony was held with a host of dignitaries from Qatar Cricket Association and the sponsors. In total 8 teams contested in the tournament. The tournament was played from the 18th March to the 8th April and all matches were played at Qatar Cricket Association Grounds.
While there were many exceptional performances by the players, the main awards won for the Under 16 Tournament is as follows. Kalith Amarasinghe was adjudged the Best Player of the Tournament. The other main tournament awards for Under 15 was, Best Batsmen - Uday Joshi, Best fielder - Azam Zaheed and Best Bowler was Yasmin Gulkhan. For the Under 13, The Player of the Tournament was Daniyal Bengali. The other awards for Under 13 was, Best Batsmen – Siddharth Dhadwal, Best fielder – Saachi Dhadwal And Best Bowler was Dewansh Vaghela. Arin Sai won the award for the most committed player.
The main guest of honour for the finals was former Sri Lankan test player Mr. Tharanga Paranavitana who awarded the champions trophy to the winners. This was possible due to the coordinating efforts of Mr. Tennison De Silva. Commenting on the tournament, Sidath Tennakoon, the Head Coach of Stallions said, “We are thrilled at the level of performance shown by the young players. Our aim in organising such tournaments is to provide much needed playing experience to our youngsters. We believe that through such tournaments the players are able to perform to the best of their abilities and improve their skills”
Stallions Sports Services is the leading sports academy in Doha, affiliated to the Qatar Cricket Association. The academy currently provides coaching in Cricket, Basketball and Badminton for juniors from the age of 6 years and above through a well-qualified and experienced team of coaches. The academy has already completed several Cricket tours to England, Sri Lanka and UAE during the past three years. The tour to Australia is already scheduled to be in July 2017. The academy was launched with the purpose of developing the game of cricket in Qatar, and to provide opportunities to aspiring young cricketers to have the opportunity to learn from ICC and ACC qualified coaches. More details of the academy programs can be obtained by visiting www.stallionsqatar.com or calling admin number 70030491.