The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (Kuwait Chapter) organized its first cricket tournament exclusively for its members at Boulevard, Salmiya on Saturday, 10th March 2018. It was a pleasant morning; a perfect setting for the Indian Chartered Accountants to showcase their cricketing skills. Four teams registered for the tournament. They were aptly named ‘ Ledger-ndary’, ‘The Accountables’ ‘Auditaholics” and ‘Red Inks”. The first match was played between ‘Auditaholics’ and ‘Ledger-ndary’. Team Auditaholics won comfortably and CA Arun KMU was declared the man of the match. The second match was played between ‘Red- Inks’ and ‘The Accountables’. Team ‘The Accountables’ emerged victorious and CA Amit Gupta was declared ‘man of the match’ for his exceptional all round performance.
The winning teams after a short break then faced off against each other in an engrossing contest. Team Accountables put up a score of 60 runs in 10 overs. Auditoholics started off well and were cruising comfortably to victory; some splendid bowling and some quick wickets by Accountables ensured a nail biting finish and ended the battle of nerves with the Auditoholics emerging victorious. They chased the score in 9.1 overs and CA Rishab Agarwal was declared the man of the match.
The winners received the ICAI-Kuwait Chapter rolling trophy and medals. CA Mukhtar Sajjanlal presented the man of the match awards; CA Saibal Basu, CA Sai Devata, CA Noel Cherian and CA Kaizar Shakir presented he medals to the players of the victorious team followed by the trophy being presented by CA Ramesh Khanna. The commentators for the tournament were two young Chartered Accountants - CA Trisha Dalmia and CA Ajai Kothari who kept the crowd engrossed in the proceedings with their witty commentary.
CA Noel Cherian, Vice Chairman of ICAI Kuwait Chapter proposed the vote of thanks. The ICAI-Kuwait Chapter is especially indebted to Al Tijaria Company for the excellent facilities provided at Boulevard and Kuwait Cricket for providing qualified umpires Mr. Umesh Rai and Francis Viegas and Scorer Mr. Sudhir Kumar. This fun filled event was well appreciated by all the members. It was organized by the Youth committee of the ICAI Kuwait comprising of CA Shweta Chipra, CA Trisha Dalmiya, CA Rabin Gonsalves, CA Aditya Danuka, CA Umesh Soni and CA Ajay Kothari.