Dubai, UAE: Qualified members of ‘KanooShipping’ after forming a team, participated in the recent annual Cricket Tournament being organized by Dubai Shipping Agents Association (DSSA), a non-profit organization with reputable members of the Shipping Agents' community in Dubai. This was held in Zabeel Park on 3 consecutive Fridays which started on 24th January 2014.
Dubai Shipping Agents Association, with the support of the Director of the Department of Ports & Customs, provides a platform for members to promote the joint interests of the shipping industry and organizes various recreational events throughout the year (e.g. cricket tournament) to foster and strengthen relationships with affiliates from various organizations.
The Cricket match received an overwhelming response from DSAA members of which 32 teams from Shipping and Logistic companies participated in the tournament. This is the 4th year that DSAA has been organizing this event and Kanoo Shipping has been participating every year.
The team players from Kanoo Shipping were Muhammed Farooq, Santhush Premawadana, Zeeshan Idris, Eric Fernando, S. Sridhar, Chatura Nanayakkara, Shivan Gomez, Vishnu Krishnan, Mohammed Zahid, Iftikahar Uddin, Gayan Weerakkody and Mohammed Rizvie.
Kanoo Shipping managed to beat Inchcape Shipping and Emirates Shipping in the 1st round and beat CMA-CGM on the Pre-Quarters. They were qualified to the Quarter Finals.
Special Awards for ‘Man of the Match’ were also awarded to Kanoo Shipping cricketers: Iftikahar Uddin against Inchcape Shipping, Muhammed Farooq against Emirate Shipping and Santhush Premawadana against CMA/CGM.
Meanwhile, team Captain Muhammed Farooq said that the awards they received, although not the major one; still stood a good victory as a product of hard work and camaraderie aimed at molding the talents of fellow players and developing a sense of sportsmanship.
Iftikahar Uddin (right) receives ‘Man of the Match’ award from Nayana Nandakumar (DSAA Manager)
Muhammed Farooq (right) receives ‘Man of the Match’ award from Nayana Nandakumar (DSAA Manager)
Cricket Players from Kanoo Shipping pose during the 4th DSAA Cricket Tournament held recently at Zabeel Park
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