Birbal Contracting Establishment T20 bowls off in Wakenaam on March 31

The Wakenaam Cricket Committee (WCC) and Birbal Contracting Establishment have teamed up for the staging, on March 31, of one of the most anticipated round robin T20 tournaments to be held on that island.

Birbal- Secretary of the WCC, Nazeer Mohamed (right), accepting the winning team trophy from Abdel Birbal

The inaugural tournament, which was launched on Tuesday, March 19, at Trophy Stall, Bourda Market, will be contested by seven teams in two zones, with the top two from each zone going through to the semifinals.
The teams participating in the tournament are Sans Souci Jaguars, Sans Souci, Good Success, ‘G’ Square Cavaliers, Zeelandia, Maria’s Pleasure and Noitgedacht.
CEO of Birbal Contracting Establishment, Abdel Birbal, a former resident of Wakenaam, said he is happy to be associated with sports development and to be able to give back to the place of his birth. He said that sports play an integral part in the development of youths, and would help them to become well rounded individuals.
He spoke about the importance of fitness and discipline, and wished the teams well. He lauded the WCC for the role they have been playing in promoting the sport, and added that he is looking forward to an exciting and successful competition.
Also at the launching was secretary of the WCC, Nazeer Mohamed, who expressed gratitude to Birbal for his commitment, and said the draw would shortly be made to determine the zones. He disclosed that the players are excited about the venture, and added that the WCC is looking forward to continued support from Birbal.
Two matches will be played simultaneously at two venues, Wakenaam Community Centre ground in Good Success and at Zeelandia.