The 2007 Ramadan Cricket Carnival came to a successful end today with the final match of Maldive Gas Open Tape ball Tournament. Thirty-three teams took part in this year’s carnival. CCBM thanks the three main sponsors of the carnival, Dhiraagu, Maldive Gas and Kitchen Smiles and associate sponsors Sign O Frame, Dine More, Tandoor, Salsa Café’ and Inner Maldives Sri Lankan Holidays. CCBM also appreciates the hard work of the umpires, especially, Sanjeeva and Kumar. Our thanks also to Imad and his team of scorers and all those who assisted in making this year another success for Ramadan cricket.
Sonee Hardware won the Maldive Gas Open tape ball tournament by beating Style & Profile by 4 wickets in the last final of the 2007 Ramazan Carnival today. Style & Profile won the toss and batted first. They made 72 for the loss of 6 wickets in their 8 overs. They scored only 22 runs with the bat the rest were all extras. Hassan Waheed took 3 wickets for Sonee Hardware.
In reply, Sonee Hardware made the deficit with a ball to spare. At one stage it looked as if Style & Profile had bagged the title with Sonee Hardware needed 28 from 16 balls. However, victory was snatched from the jaws of defeat by Ahmed Hussain, who made 23 runs, which included 2 sixes in the 4th and 5th balls of the final overs.
Muawaith Abdul Ghani and Hassan Waheed were joint top wicket takers of the tournament. Afzal Faiz Samad won the top scorer award.
It was all very predictable in the office tournaments as Maldives Customs team beat Immigration department by 48 runs to win the cup for the third consecutive year. Customs won the toss and batted first in the final match. They made 125 runs for the loss of 1 wicket. Mahmood Riyaz made 31 not out and Mohamed Amir 21. In reply Immigration made o 77 for 3 wickets in their innings. Mohamed Zaki made 21 runs. Customs team bowled well giving away just 11 extras to contain Immigration.
Immigration team's Mohamed Amir beat Mahmood Riyaz to the best batsman award by just 1 run. His team mate Mohamed Zaki won the award for most wickets.
Airport Company won the Kitchen Smiles Inter-company cup , beating Bank of Maldives by 18 runs. Airport won the toss and batted first in the final. They made 108 for 6 in their 8 overs. Tournament's best player Abdulla Shahid top scored with 32 no. Adly Ahmed took 2 wickets for BML. In reply BML managed 90 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in their 8 overs. Adly Ahmed made 21 runs.
Abdulla Shahid was the tournaments highest runs scorer and wicket taker, with 139 runs and 7 wickets respectively.