4th Al Aqili Ramadan Trophy 2013-14
Published on Jun 18, 2013
The Abu Dhabi Cricket Council announced that the Ramadan T20 Tournament shall commence from wed 19th June,2013 The Ramadan tournament has for many years become the inaugural highlight of the cricket season and comprises of high profile participants is being sponsored by M/s. Al Aqili for the 4th year and shall be played at the Zayed Cricket Stadium.
Mr. Wajahat Husain, President of the Abu Dhabi Cricket Council thanked M/s. Al Aqili Group for coming forward yet again in supporting the cause of cricket in Abu Dhabi by sponsoring this top tournament.
He in particular thanked Mr. Mohammad Saeed Al Aqili, Vice Chairman, Al Aqili Group, who other than being a highly successful entrepreneur has a passion to promote sports for the betterment of the youth in the country. M/s. Al Aqili Furnishings has evolved into one of Middle East's leading furnishings providers covering the complete spectrum of interior solutions through their companies Carpet land, Carpet land Boutique, Curtain land, Belight, Office land and Quattro. These companies represent the world's leading manufacturers covering the entire ambit of interiors.
He also expressed confidence that the Tournament will, as per previous years, provide great entertainment during the Holy month of Ramadan. The T20 format allows two games every evening and induces all keen followers of the sport to watch the games after Iftar on a daily basis.
The tournament will be played under flood lights. All matches will be played under ICC Rules & ADCC playing conditions. Each team shall comprise of a squad of 18 players. Overseas players will be allowed to play without any restrictions to enhance the competitiveness of the tournament. However, to qualify to play in the final, a player must have played at least one match before the final.
20 top teams from all over the UAE will take part in this prestigious tournament, which will be divided into 4 groups with 5 teams in each group. Group matches will be played on league basis and two highest placed teams from each group will qualify for the knockout stage (quarter finals, semi finals & the grand final).Altogether 47 matches will be played. All matches will be supervised by ADCC's experienced umpires and match referees.
All participating teams shall be provided colored clothing & match balls by the ADCC, there are generous cash prizes and trophies for the winners: AED 20,000/-; runners up AED 12,000/- as well as host of the other awards such as man of the grand final, semi finals, quarter finals, man of the tournament, best bowler & best batsman.