March 23, 2018

EPCA 35th Annual Day Celebrations

Vels Arena

Story Highlights

  • EPCA 35th Annual Day and Prize Distribution

Help: Please click on image to see in its full resolution


We are happy to bring you the Eastern Province Cricket Association (EPCA) annual day celebrations!!


Flash: EPCA 35th Annual Day Celebrations


The Eastern Province Cricket Association honored the outstanding performers including teams and players of the 2014 – 2015 seasons at its glittering 35th Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony at Mercure International Hotel here recently.


In attendance were dignitaries of the Eastern Province, Sponsors, Guests and Representatives of EPCA Member Clubs. More than 240 players attended the ceremony. Abulhasan, EPCA General Secretary, started the proceedings by inviting young Motiur Rehman for the recitation of Holy Qur’an and introduction of the guests to the audience.


Mr. Mohammed AlAnsary, General Manager of AlMarkb International Marine Services was the chief guest. Among the prominent guests were Mr. Nasser AlHarthi, Manager of President’s Office, AlTurki Group, Fayyaz Aslam Shaikh, Managing Director, Al-Dossary Hardware, Mr. Nadeem Nadwi CEO of SCC, Mr. Ahsan Quadri, Financial Controller of Globe Marine Services, Mr. Saleem Akther, Mr. Rehan Qureshi, Principal of Bangladesh School, Representatives from Pakistani International School Mr. Nadeem Akhter and Mr. Tapas Chatopodaya from International Indian School.

All Sponsors and their Representatives and Guests also spoke briefly and assured their support to EPCA in future and gave their commitment to sponsor more tournaments.


Mr. Abdul Aziz Alnaimi said: “I am impressed by the way EPCA is running the show.” He assured EPCA support and encouraged it to keep on promoting cricket in Eastern Province and urged local youngsters to come forward and play the game of cricket. He congratulated EPCA Executive Committee and truly appreciated the efforts by everyone to make this ceremony possible.

Mr. Ansari, General Manager of AlMarkb and Chief Guest for the eventing, Mr. Harti of AlTurki Group, also promised their firm support and sponsorship in the years to come.

In his welcome address the EPCA President Mr. Farhat Mahmood highlighted the rapid growth of EPCA and Committee Members, Volunteers and the cricket players who made the season 2014-2015 tournaments very successful. President in his address highlighted EPCA’s performance in last three years, where their players have excelled in Saudi National Championships and brought glory and pride to the region with two titles and one runner-up, and stated that still most of the EPCA Players do not get the opportunity to represent national team which they deserve from SCC. Mr. Farhat also expressed his gratitude on behalf of EPCA to Sponsors for their sponsorship and support during the season 2014-15. He also thanked Mr. Nadeem Nadwi, CEO Saudi Cricket Center, for his continuous support in the promotion of cricket in the Kingdom. 

Later all the Players from the Winning teams and the runner-ups teams were presented with Shield and Individual Cups. EPCA also presented Special Appreciation Shield to Sponsors and Supporters of EPCA.

It’s absolutely true that success is a consequence of sustained hard work and determined efforts and the winners of the various special awards proved that they were focused a lot.

Special Awards (Season 2014-15)

  • Best Player – Sikander Kamal Farooqui Award of SR 1000: Khawar Abbas presented by his Sons
  • Best Bowler – EPCA Cash Award : Khawar Abbas presented by Presdient Mr. Farhat Mehmood
  • Best Bowler – EPCA Cash Award : Kashif Riaz presented by Presdient Mr. Farhat Mehmood
  • Emerging Player – EPCA Cash Award : Mohammed Afwan presented by Presdient Mr. Farhat Mehmood




SKF Memorial Tournament

  • Best Batting Award: Zuhair Bukhari of AGE Gyptech
  • Best Bowling Award: Khawar Abbas of Honda CC




2007-08 Main League

  • Best Batting Aggregate and Average: Kashif Riaz of Honda CC
  • Best Bowling Aggregate and Average: Khawar Abbas of Honda CC




AlTurki T-20 Tournament

  • Best Batting Aggregate and Average: Saad Khan of Honda CC
  • Best Bowling Aggregate and Average: Khawar Abbas of Honda CC




Moneygram Cricket KEBadshah trophies were given by Mr. Nadeem Nadwi, CEO of SCC




Premier Division

  • Player of the Tournament: Kashif Riaz of Honda
  • Best Batsman: Mohsin of Nawab Tigers Bindelamah
  • Best Bowler: Ajmal Khan of Marooj Rawan




First Division

  • Player of the Tournament: Asif Ashraf of Edutech Age Youngs Guns
  • Best Batsman: Rajesh Radha Krishnan of Emerald Ashes
  • Best Bowler: Mohammed Ilyas of Sate Friends




Players, who participated in the ACC tournaments, were also given certificates. Mr. Nadeem Nadwi awarded the prizes. Mohsin Shabbir, Zeeshan and Zuhair, ACC Level I Certified coaches Mr. Tariq Tanveer and Mr. RizwanQayumn, Elementary Level Umpiring Courses to various Umpires and Appreciation certicificate to Mr. Abulhasan and Mr. Tapas for their tours to Kuwait and Malaysia respectively.

Vote of Thanks delivered by the Vice President Mr. Tahir Karamat, thanked all the Sponsors and Players.

About The Author

Related posts