South African cricket legend Herschelle Gibbs today inaugurated the grand finals of domestic Cricket in Kuwait in presence of Kuwait Cricket officials and other guests. Finals of on-going KC-SDL & KC-DTDL turf tournaments are taking place in the two day event. Two finals of Div 4 and Div 5 took place Thursday evening at TACK entertainment city cricket ground - Doha in a lively atmosphere created by DJ flames accompanied by large cricket lovers and their families. The Division 1,2,3, A and B finals will take place in presence of Herschelle Gibbs at the same place on Friday, February 26th.
Herschelle Gibbs, in his opening remarks, praised the efforts of Kuwait Cricket and urged the players to utilise the facilities provided by TACK Entertainment city ground in Kuwait. It is undoubtedly a privilege for all the finalist teams and their respective players along with the entire Kuwait Cricket fraternity to have someone of Gibbs's stature not only to witness the finals but also give his expert opinions and pitch reports during the process, said Mr Sajid Ashraf, Director of Domestic Cricket at Kuwait Cricket. Other Kuwait Cricket officials also spoke on the occasion.
KC - DTDL saw as many as 20 teams participate in the tournament spread across two divisions of A & B over a period of 3 months whereas KC-SDL had as many as 48 teams spread across 5 divisions of A, B, C, D, & E having played at both Sulaibiya cricket ground and TACK-TEC over a period of 4 months and therefore, it comes as no surprise that the finalists are more than ready for an epic finale.
In order to make the most of Gibbs's tour to Kuwait, KC has set up a unique coaching clinic in association with IDP and indiansinkuwait.com (the leading web portal for expatriates in Kuwait) that will see as many as 40-50 registered kids between the ages of 8 - 19 learn batting, bowling, fielding and confidence building skills from the legend himself on Saturday, the 27th of February from 12:00 - 3:00 PM. Kuwait Cricket has always paid special attention to developing grass root level of cricket and has therefore ensured the youth of today are encouraged to become the stars of tomorrow by seeing a legend train and teach as a first hand experience.
With live DJ music and family crowd, the finals will continue Friday with first match between Q8 Falcons Vs Royal Kings at 6:30 am, Lanka lions Vs Kuwait hawks at 9:30 am, Petrofac Vs Future Stars at 1:00 pm, Kuwait Hawks Vs Skylark CC at 4:00 pm and Aroma Vs Petrofac at 7:00 pm.