CATALUYNA CC CROWNED CHAMPIONS OF THE CATALAN CRICKET LEAGUE.
Catalunya Cricket Club proclaimed the championship of the 2011 Catalan cricket league, after winning the final against Barcelona Center, The debut teams in this championship who came to the grand final without losing a single match. But the strong catalunya cc team won the title after chasing 153 runs in 24 overs with one over left. Barcelona Centre won the toss and chose to bat first, and gave a total of 152 in 25 overs. Catalunya CC chased that total easily. Nissar Ahmed was declared the man of the match after scoring a brilliant half century
19 teams, participated in the league this year, most of the players from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh have participated. This year the league started in the beginning of May with 7 new teams, all the league matches played at the Municipal Baseball stadium, Carlos Pérez de Rozas de Montjuic, Barcelona. The Champions, Catalunya CC will face Alfaz this weekend at Benidorm for the title of Spanish league championship. Catalunya cc will try its best to defend their title, as they are the champions of the Spanish cricket league 2010.
The Presentation ceremony was attended by several personalities, including the director of the Catalan Council for Sport, Albert Marco, he congratulated the Catalan cricket association for professionalism in organizing the Catalan cricket League, he also re-affirmed their commitment to support cricket projects as a means of integration through sport, a sport that has gained momentum in Catalonia
The director of cricket Spain Mr. George Wambeek, the secretary of cricket Spain Mr. John Howden, The director general of Immigration Mr. Xavier Bosch, Mr. Gabriel Arranz director of promotion and sporting events in the City of Barcelona, Mr. Angel Colom secretary of immigration CDC and Mr. Khalid Shabaz president Catalunya cricket association were also present for the prize ceremony
During the presentation ceremony Mr. Robert Masih, director of the Catalunya cricket association thanked the authorities for their support, to the staff and the participating teams for making this cricket league a successful event.
Further news from Barcelona
On Tuesday 11th of October in the meeting held at the council Catalan of sports, the director general of sports Mr. Albert Marcos assured the representatives of Catalonia cricket association their full support for the all cricket developments projects in Catalonia. Speaking on the junior cricket, feminine cricket and senior cricket, “we support this support cricket as other sports being played in Catalonia and we will provide all possible help needed to promote cricket in Catalonia” he said.
He also assured to the representatives of the Catalonia cricket association for fast recovery of the delayed subsidy, which was granted to the Catalonia cricket association for the cricket ground construction last year.
Mr. Robert Masih Nahar the director of Cricket Catalonia and Mr. Khalid Shabaz Akhtar the President of Catalonia Cricket Association discussed the other development plans in Catalonia and also thanked Mr. Albert Marcos on behalf of the Catalonia cricket association for their support for the cricket promotions in Catalonia.