Doha: 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 July 26 at the MIC Cricket Ground in Mesaieed.
The T-12 tournament is part of the Summer in Qatar activities organised by QSports and Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC). Mashal Shahbik from QNTC, commented, “Qatar recognises 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 three group matches with eight teams reaching in the playoffs. The matches will be played on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 5.30pm and 7.20pm, with the final match and awards ceremony taking place on July 26. 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, ViceChairman of QSports, said: “It 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 QR40,000. We hope that the tournament will expand to include more teams in the future.”
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