TMCC T10 Cricket begins today

Guests, team captains and TMCC committee members pose after unveiling trophies.

DAMMAM — Thalassery-Mahe Cricket Club (TMCC) is organizing its 4th T10 Cricket Tournament here on Thursday and Friday.

Over the years, this annual event has attained immense popularity among the cricket lovers of Eastern Province. The event started as a local event in 2016 to promote the long-standing sporting culture of the twin-cities in Kerala, Thalassery and Mahe, but soon became a cultural event of South Indian community due to the festivity and traditional flavor.

The First Petrobland TMCC Cricket Tournament was conducted in 2016 with 4 teams and Saidarpalli Kings emerged victorious. The number of teams expanded to 6 the following year and Kadirur Gurukkals claimed the honor. Last year turned out to be the year of the new comers Pallithazha Rockers.

There are six teams competing this year grouped in a round robin league followed by knockout semis and final. The teams are: Saidharpalli Kings, Mahe Strikers, SS Guys, Kadirur Gurukkals, OVCC Fighters and Pallithazha Rockers.

Thalassery and Mahe are quite famous for customary cuisines of Malabar, where food stalls around the sports arena to serve wide variety of home-made traditional Indian food. TMCC President Sharaf Thayath has informed that there are cultural programs added to light up the events this year where a much larger family audience is expected.

The event is presented by Expertise Contracting Company and powered by Freight & Logistics, Gulf Supreme Trading, Malabar Gold & Diamonds and FRiENDi mobile. — SG