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Al Burj, Asfaan, ARM, ICAD enter semifinal of MIM Cup

December 01, 2021

JEDDAH — Al Burj, Asfaan, ARM and ICAD won their quarterfinal matches against their respective opponents and entered semifinal of the 4th MIM Cup. The event played in honor of JCA Ex-CEO Muhammed Iqbal Choudhary, is organized by Jeddah Cricket Association under auspices of Saudi Arabian Cricket Federation.

In quarterfinal Al Burj beat Jeddah Gladiators by 26 runs, Asfaan down Center Systems Group by 5 wickets, ARM United had the better of Kashmir Stags by 48 runs while ICAD had some anxious moment before defeating United by 17 runs in a high scoring encounter.

Al Burj beat Jeddah Gladiators by 26 runs

Al Burj 196 for 7 20 overs Zeeshan 66 (34b), Atta 38, Ilyas 32, Fakhar 2 for 47. Jeddah Gladiators 170 for 9 20 overs Jibil 35, Gulsher 27, Saeed 24, Zeeshan 3 for 29, Ilyas 2 for 5.

Asfaan beat Center Systems Group by 5 wickets

Center Systems Group 164 for 8 18 overs Irshad 39, Adnan 36, Saif 3 for 29, Muhammad Y 2 for 43. Asfaan 165 for 5 17.3 overs Saif 65 (39b), Azam 42, Khalid 4 for 20

ARM United beat Kashmir Stags by 48 runs

ARM United 223 for 3 20 overs Ali Shaan 121 (44b), Owais (43), Hamid 28. Kashmir Stags 175 for 8 20 overs Majid 33, Wakeel 28, Sajid 20, Hamid 3 for 27.

ICAD beat United XI by 17 runs

ICAD 245 for 4 20 overs Mohsin Raja 165 (77b), Shakeel 30, Mohammed 2 for 52. United XI 228 for 5 20 overs Abdul Rehman 86 (36b), Umer 43, Aadil 37, Shakeel 3 for 39.

4th MIM Cup kicks off

The 4th Mohammed Iqbal Memorial (MIM) Cup kicked off in memory of JCA Ex-CEO Muhammed Iqbal Choudhary, man who ruled hearts of cricketers for 38 years. It is indeed a tribute to the vision of the man who gave his heart, body and soul to cricket in Jeddah.

In 2018 JCA committee decided to conduct annual tournament in his name which was unanimous welcomed not only by JCA cricketers but by all dear to Muhammad Iqbal. The event is organized by Jeddah Cricket Association under auspices of Saudi Arabian Cricket Federation.

This year it is a 4-week event comprising 11 teams playing knockout format comprising qualifiers, quarter-final, semi-final and final to decide the winner and runner-up positions.

In the qualifiers Asfaan trounced Golden Knights by 172 runs, ARM United thrashed Friends by 90 runs and Al Burj eliminated Butt Sports by 6 wickets

ARM United beat friends by 90 runs

ARM United 204 for 7 20 overs Arsalan 67 (45), Zeeshan 42, Khurram 2 for 27, Shad 2 for 37. Friends 114 all out Shad 39, Atta 2 for 12, Rashid 2 for 15, Hamid Hashmi 2 for 18.

Asfaan beat Golden Knights by 172 runs

Asfaan 231 for 5 20 overs Ilyas 62 (28b), Qunsar 53 (35b), Irfan 3 for 39. Golden Knights 59 all out Ihsanullah 3 for 13, Kausar 2 for 9, Ali 2 for 13.

Al Burj beat Butt Sports by 6 wickets

Butt Sports 157 for 6 20 overs Abdul Rahman 58 (24b), Hasnain 23, Imran 23, Ashfaq 3 for 26. Al Burj 158 for 4 11 overs Zeeshan 81 (24b). — SG


December 01, 2021
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