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Chinar Super League is back for fifth season

CSL to roll into action on Feb 11

SHARJAH: The Chinar Super League is returning for its fifth straight season to provide fireworks and entertainment to the people living in the United Arab Emirates.

The cricket tournament, which is being organised by the Pak Chinar Wing at Al Bataya Ground in Sharjah and Oval Ground in Ajman, will roll into action on February 11.

The matches between 16 teams from Kashmir, Pakistan and India will be played on February 11, 12 and 19.

All the league matches – to be played on knockout basis – will be hosted by Sharjah’s Al Bataya Ground while the semi-final and final will be staged at Oval Ground in Ajman.

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The competition is offering a prize purse of AED 12,000 with the winners pocketing AED 8,000 and the runners-up taking home AED 4,000. Besides these cash awards, there will also be Man-of-the-Match and Man-of-the-Series prizes.

By holding the tournament, the organisers aim to provide talented players a platform to showcase their talent; to promote health and fitness in accordance with the vision of the UAE government; to provide an opportunity to members of the various communities to come together, in particular Kashmiri people on both sides, and also for them to understand each other’s culture; and to provide people of various communities a chance to broaden their social network.

This will be the fifth year running that the Chinar Super League is going to take place. The previous four editions of the tournament were hugely successful in terms of organisation, team participation and the standard of cricket on display.

The credit for the success of the Chinar Super League goes not only to the organisers. The Pakistani and Kashmiri business community and the sponsors have also played a major role in this regard.

The main sponsors for the Chinar Super League Season 5 are RMK Industries, Fly Hawk Real Estate, Al Ishraq Group of Companies, GHK Properties LLC, Fixit Travel & Tourism, Al Abrah Clinic, Stack Buffers Technologies, Al Arab Tents, Almarai, AJK Landscape, Faaz Enterprises and Medi Family Poly Clinic.

Raja Amjad Kabir, the President of the Pak Chinar Wing, while highlighting the salient features of the tournament in a press conference, informed that as many as 16 teams will take part in CSL 5.

“The main purpose of holding the league is to promote healthy activities,” Raja Amjad said. “As players from various countries and communities will be playing for different teams, it will provide them opportunities to explore and understand each other’s cultures.”

RMK Industries Chairman Raja Khan Mohammad Khan told newsmen that Chinar Super League is a major event in the United Arab Emirates and hoped that the tournament will be a success.

Raja Khan Mohammad also spoke proudly of the Pak Chinar Wing. “We started it as a small initiative and I am proud to see it grow into a well-established body,” he said. “We take pride in being a part of the Chinar Super League and we will fully cooperate to make it successful,” he said.

Fly Hawk Real Estate Managing Director Sardar Sajid Iqbal Abbasi said: “We are with the Chinar Super League from day one. The CSL organisers including Chinar Super League Chairman Raja Asad Khalid, Raja Daud Sharif and Chinar Wing President Raja Amjad Kabir have worked really hard, even more than expected, to make the tournament a real success.”

“Everything related to the Chinar Super League is being handled very professionally.”

He added that participation of players from different countries will make the games more interesting.

Sardar Sajid also assured the organisers of his full support for the league and hoped that like previous years, Season 5 will also be very successful.

Raja Mohammad Ashiq Khan, Malik Yousaf and Dr Hasnain also addressed the press conference. All of them lauded the efforts of the organising committee in giving people living in the UAE a product which they can be proud of. They assured the organisers of their all-out support.

CSL Chairman Raja Asad Khalid thanked the sponsors and the media for their cooperation. “We will keep working hard and in doing this we will continue to need your support and guidance,” he said.

Raja Daud and General Secretary Pak Chinar Wing Imran Ali also spoke on the occasion.

The teams taking part in the tournament include PAD Sports, B4BC Line, Srinagar Tigers, The Magician, Business Idea Corporation, Kotli Tigers, Poonch XI, Bagh Riders, GHK Properties, Kotli United, Jhela Dais, Horizon Cricket Club, Fly Hawks, Banian Stars, MWE and Katkair Badshah.

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