Qatar catches cricket fever with Doha Workers Cricket Cup 2019
July 09 2019 09:46 PM
Action from the Doha Workers Cricket Cup 2019.
Action from the Doha Workers Cricket Cup 2019.

* QSports brings the thrill of the game to Doha with a tournament under way until July 26 this SiQ

As the ICC Cricket World Cup nears its conclusion in the UK, fans in Qatar can catch live action at the Doha Workers Cricket Cup 2019 until July 26 at the MIC Cricket Ground in Mesaieed. 
The T-12 tournament is part of the 'Summer in Qatar' (SiQ) activities organised by QSports and Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC).
“Qatar recognises the power of sport to bring people together, and we have ensured that this summer features e-sports through the competitions at Virtuocity as well as a cricket cup, through which we pay tribute to the Qatar-India Year of Culture,” Mashal Shahbik from QNTC said in a press statement.


The Doha Workers Cricket Cup is a T-12 tournament with 16 teams playing in four groups.

“Promising live action right here, the Doha Workers Cricket Cup 2019 is part of a packed calendar of events this SiQ,” she added. 
The Doha Workers Cricket Cup is a T-12 tournament with 16 teams playing in four groups. Each team will play minimum three group matches with eight teams reaching in the playoffs. 
The matches will be played on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 5.30pm and 7.20pm, with the final match and awards ceremony taking place on July 26. 
The winning team will win a cash prize of QR15,000 with medals and the tournament trophy and there are over QR20,000 worth of cash prizes and trophies for players of different categories throughout the tournament.
“The Doha Workers Cricket Cup 2019 is a unique tournament in Qatar. In its second edition, this is the first year it is being supported and sponsored by QNTC,” QSports vice chairman Ghanim al-Mohannadi said in a press statement. 
“Targeting laborers at companies around the country to enjoy a professional tournament with the highest standards, the Cricket Cup features total prize money in excess of QR40,000. We hope that the tournament will expand to include more teams in the future,” he noted.
The cricket tournament is part of the biggest SiQ programme curated by QNTC and its 30+ partners from public and private sectors for residents and visitors of Qatar to enjoy the season’s fun and festivities to the fullest. 
The programme enlists a wide range of activities for people of all ages, interests and backgrounds. These include family-friendly entertainment shows, music concerts and comedy performances by top international artists, summer camps for children and youth, thrilling outdoor experiences and sporting tournaments, in addition to exciting travel, hospitality and retail promotions running between June 4 and August 16.



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