This Ramadan 89.6- ONE FM is bringing the cricket fever to town. As a part of Qatar- India Year Of Culture 2019, introducing the first Indoor Cricket league for all the cricket enthusiasts in Doha under the patronage of Ministry of Culture & Sports, Qatar Museums and Qatar Foundation.
The tournament will run from 10th May to 24th May 2019 at the world-class state of art Lusail Indoor Arena. The 1st season tournament was kicked off with a grand opening ceremony at the world class Lusail Indoor Arena, which was held on 10th May 2019 where there was a line up of respected dignities such as the Ambassador of India, QMA CEO, QF Officials, Senior Official from the Ministry of Sports and Culture and community leader.
The tournament was officially inaugurated by the Indian Ambassador, His Excellency P. Kumaran with a one on one batting and the Team introduction was done by QMA CEO, where they introduced 12 teams which are Ministry of Culture and Sports, Qatar Museum, Qatar Foundation, Qatar Financial Centre, Doha Bank, Woqod, Mowasalat, ONE FM, Waseef, Indian Embassy, Team Lusail, Amiri Guards; who will be playing against each other in this 15 day long tournament for the championship trophy which was also revealed during the ceremony along with the jersey presentations. The opening ceremony also witnessed great activities planned by the organizers for the entertainment of the spectators.
This tournament will be having 12 teams, which will be divided, into 4 pools. The teams in each pool will play on a straight league basis. The top 2 teams from each pool will qualify to play in the Quarter Finals. This is a 7 side indoor tournament played with a taped soft tennis balls. All the matches until the finals will be of 6 overs a side. This sports saga would not just quench the thirst of cricket freaks but also their families as the league also accommodates fun game sessions for our little fans along with food courts and many other activities.
The Event is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, Qatar Museums, Qatar Foundation, electronic partner is Al Anees Electronice, Water Partner is Rayyan Water, Medical Partner is Badr Al Sama and the event is in Association with Teatime.