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Admin / 25 Feb, 2020
Dubai: Magic XI and Karaval Milan emerge
winners in SMMC Sports-2020.
SMMC-Dubai (St Mary's
Mangalorean Community) organized a day-long first ever outdoor sports event "SMMC Sports-2020" with Cricket and Volleyball tournament on February 21. As
many as 28 Christian teams all over from UAE participated in the mega event at Vision
Cricket Center, Al Nazwa, Dubai-Hatta Road. Magic XI in Cricket and Karaval
Milan, Dubai in Volleyball (men) were declared as winners.
As various sports team
members arrived in the morning, the registration process was carried out by
efficient SMMC volunteers. Dubai's cheerful and versatile comperes Vernon D'Souza
and Lanita Noronha initiated the opening ceremony with the introduction of
SMMC. Helen Lobo, SMMC core member, rendered the welcome address. SMMCs
spiritual director Rev. Fr Denis Saldanha recited the opening prayer and
conveyed the message to enjoy the tournament and to play with true team spirit.
Then tournament was officially declared open by Fr Denis Saldanha.
SMMC's core member Vivian
Fernandes carried out the oath taking ceremony. After the brief team
introduction, match officials Cleevan Mendonca & Noel Almeida briefed to
the participating teams about the rules and regulations for the tournament. As
per the fixtures stated earlier in the tournament format, initial league matches
for cricket and Volleyball started simultaneously in four lush green grass
Throughout the day, supporters,
guests and prominent members of Konkan community visited the venue and were
kept engrossed in the spectacular matches between various teams of Cricket and
Volleyball. The live streaming of the entire tournament was captured by ASL
live and was showcased on you tube and other social channels. Live scoring was
done by cricHeroes.com, whereas live commentary was given by Gavin. DJ Calvin
kept the music flowing throughout the day and Roystan Kiran captured the lively
moments of the entire sports event.
In the evening, award
presentation ceremony started with felicitation to sponsors and supporters of the
event. SMMC core member Leela D'Souza thanked all the sponsors, participating
teams, match officials, umpires, referees, Vision Cricket Center officials, volunteers,
comperes and all those contributed to the success of the event.
Sponsors of event were
felicitated with mementos by the spiritual director Rev. Fr Denis Saldanha. Main
sponsor of the event was Martin Aranha, Globelink West Star Shipping; Co-sponsor
were Joseph Mathias - Merit Freight Systems Co LLC Dubai, Michael D'Souza,
Ivory Grand Hotel Apartments, James and Shobha Mendonca-Reliable Fabricators
LLC, Baburaj, Proton Electronics Trading LLC, support sponsors were Leo Dsouza
- Canara Restaurant, Mr. Rudolf & Kishore-Power PlusElectrical Switchgear Inds LLC, Mr. Urban
Sequeira, Mr. Valerian Saldanha & Fly. Media support was by Daijiworld and
print support was by Glossy Print Advertising and CMS Digital World.
Winners, runner-up teams, each
player of all winner and runner-up teams and outstanding players were awarded
with trophies and cash prizes.
The results of SMMC Sports 2020
are as follows:
Runner-up: Rising Star
Runner-up: Abu Dhabi Christian Boys
Isuru Umesh, Magic XI
Batsman: Ashok Mathias, Magic XI
Man of the
Match: Ashok Mathias, Magic XI
the Tournament: Ashok Mathias, Magic XI
West Star Shipping-Team B
Kevin Suares, Karaval Milan, Dubai
Attacker: Sailesh D'Souza, Karaval Milan, Dubai
Miltan Pritesh Rego, Globelink West Star Shipping- Team B