A tremendous day of cricket and family fun activities held on 01/12/2019. We want to thank all community members, participants, and volunteers who contributed towards this event immensely to make it a huge success. Participation like this keeps us motivated to do the next activities with more enthusiasm.
A special thanks to our proud sponsors Valentia Technologies, Mahindra Rise, EnviroChem, Computer Warehouse, Mortgage Link, Harcourts Hub Realty, Apna Television, Sadeaala Radio,indiannews.co.nz. Without their continued support, it would be challenging to conduct mega-events.
We have received some excellent feedback about food stalls. Especially the taste of food was mouth-watering — So big shoutout to all the community members who came forward with food stalls. Thank you, and well done.
Sixteen teams from Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh participated in cricket tournament. Bengal United, Pashtoon United, Slogger, S/P Eleven, Epsom Lightening, Kebab Masters, Nengyalees, Shield, South Stars, Hard Hitters, Auckland Tigers, Lynfield Fighters, Afghan Zalmi, PANZ Shaheens, Halal Gang and Black Hawks
The quarterfinals held between;
QF1 – Bengal United vs. Pashtoon United
QF2 – Slogger vs. S/P Eleven
QF3 – Epsom Lightning vs. Kebab Masters
QF4 – Nengyalees vs. Shield
The semi-finals held between;
SF1 – Bengal United (Bangladesh) vs. Nengyalees (Pakistan)
SF2 – Epsom Lightning (Sri Lanka) vs. S/P Eleven (India)
Epsom Lightning vs. Nengyalees
Due to the rain, the final decision on toss as per the pre-agreed rules. The prize money was distributed evenly between two teams.
The Winner – Epsom Lightening (Sri Lanka)
Runners up – Nengyalees (Pakistan)
Batsmen of the Tournament – Jawaid Akhtar – Nengyalees (Pakistan)
Bowler of the Tournament – Perry – S/P Eleven (India)
Events like these help in understanding each other culture and assembling a diverse community in New Zealand. Love and respect for all communities.