EIB wins cricket tournament
Dubai, March 12, 2008
Emirates Islamic Bank emerged as an undisputed champion of Sharjah Cricket Council (SCC) Inter Bank Cricket Tournament -2008.
More than 10 teams from top banks in the country participating & EIB remained unbeaten throughout the tournament, the bank said in a statement.
EIB Skipper Asim Kaleem won the toss for the final, which was held on March 10 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, and elected to bat first.
The inning was opened by Faizan Asif and the skipper. There was 100 runs partnership between Azhar Gul & Asim Kaleem and won the day for the bank.
EIB set the target of 190 runs in 25 overs for opponents. CBI started well but ultimately lost the match by wide margin of 40 runs. Man of the match was awarded to Azhar Gul for his brilliant knock of 65 runs.
The match was witnessed by the business heads of EIB & CBI along with their families and the staff turn out was quite impressive.
Former Indian captain Ravi Shastri congratulated EIB Cricket Club president and retail general manager Faisal Aqil on the team’s victory. – TradeArabia News Service