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Posted On: 9 July 2019 04:19 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:04 pm

Cricket fever in Qatar as Doha Workers Cricket Cup 2019 begins!

Binu Cherian
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With the International Cricket Cup (ICC) reaching its conclusion in the UK, fans in Qatar can catch live action at the Doha Workers Cricket Cup 2019, on until 26 July at the MIC Cricket Ground in Mesaieed. The T-12 tournament is part of the Summer in Qatar activities organized by QSports and Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC).

Mashal Shahbik from QNTC commented, “Qatar recognizes the power of sport to bring people together, and we have ensured that this summer features e-sports through the competitions at Virtuocity as well as a cricket cup, through which we pay tribute to the Qatar-India Year of Culture. Promising live action right here, the Doha Workers Cricket Cup 2019 is part of a packed calendar of events this Summer in Qatar.”

The Doha Workers Cricket Cup is a T-12 tournament with 16 teams playing in 4 groups. Each team will play minimum 3 group matches with 8 teams reaching in the playoffs. The matches will be played on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 5:30 pm and 7:20 pm, with the final match and awards ceremony taking place on Friday, 26 July. The winning team will win a cash prize of QR15,000 with medals and the tournament trophy and there are over QR20,000 worth of cash prizes and trophies for players of different categories throughout the tournament.

Ghanim Al Mohannadi, Vice Chairman of QSports said: "The Doha Workers Cricket Cup 2019 is a unique tournament in Qatar. In its second edition, this is the first year it is being supported and sponsored by the National Tourism Council. Targeting laborers at companies around the country to enjoy a professional tournament with the highest standards, the Cricket Cup features total prize money in excess of QR 40,000. We hope that the tournament will expand to include more teams in the future."

The cricket tournament is part of the biggest Summer in Qatar program curated by QNTC and its 30+ partners from public and private sectors for residents and visitors of Qatar to enjoy the season’s fun and festivities to the fullest. The program enlists a wide range of activities for people of all ages, interests and backgrounds. These include family-friendly entertainment shows, music concerts and comedy performances by top international artists, summer camps for children and youth, thrilling outdoor experiences and sporting tournaments in addition to exciting travel, hospitality and retail promotions running between 4 June - 16 August.

Source: Press release