banner
banner

MONEYGRAM LAUNCHES 2014 CRICKET KE BADSHAH TOURNAMENT IN

Following a hugely successful fan-filled 2013 Cricket Ke Badshah cricket tournament, MoneyGram (NASDAQ: MGI), a leading global transfer and payment services company, in partnership with Saudi Cricket Centre (SCC), has launched 2014 Cricket Ke Badshah tournament as part of its commitment to develop grassroots cricket in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The launching ceremony was graced by Aftab Ahmad Khokher, Consul General of Pakistan; Dr. A. Uthumalebbe, Consul General of Sri Lanka; Ganesh Suderamurthy, ACC representative from Malaysia; Tariq A. Al-Maeena of Saudi Gazette; Tariq Miskas of Urdu News; Dr. Faiz Al-Abideen of Jeddah Cricket Association; and executives of regional cricket associations.

The launching ceremony was graced by Aftab Ahmad Khokher, Consul General of Pakistan; Dr. A. Uthumalebbe, Consul General of Sri Lanka; Ganesh Suderamurthy, ACC representative from Malaysia; Tariq A. Al-Maeena of Saudi Gazette; Tariq Miskas of Urdu News; Dr. Faiz Al-Abideen of Jeddah Cricket Association; and executives of regional cricket associations.

The launching ceremony was graced by Aftab Ahmad Khokher, Consul General of Pakistan; Dr. A. Uthumalebbe, Consul General of Sri Lanka; Ganesh Suderamurthy, ACC representative from Malaysia; Tariq A. Al-Maeena of Saudi Gazette; Tariq Miskas of Urdu News; Dr. Faiz Al-Abideen of Jeddah Cricket Association; and executives of regional cricket associations.

READ MORE..
img

A Player, Umpire and Scorer showing dresses provided by MoneyGram at Launching Ceremony

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

The international debut of the Saudi senior team came in the ACC Trophy in 2004, where they failed to progress beyond the first round. They again failed to go past the first round in 2006, but had the remarkable achievement of scoring 499 runs in 50 overs against Brunei. Earlier in the year they came fourth in the Middle East Cup.

Arguably their greatest moment in international cricket to date came in the 2008 ACC Trophy Elite when they defeated the UAE by 29 runs, a team which has had previous One Day International experience.[3]

With the separation of the ACC Trophy into Elite and Challenge divisions, following their performance at the 2006 ACC Trophy Saudi Arabia they competed in the Elite division in the 2008 competition, in which they came 10th. This result relegated them to the 2009 ACC Trophy Challenge, in which they did not appear. They did however appear in the 2010 competition, in which they came 2nd and gained promotion back to the Elite division.

TOURNAMENT HISTORY
ACC TROPHY
  • ACC Trophy[edit]
  • 2004: Group stage (3rd in Group B; 4 teams)
  • 2006: 10th place (17 teams)
  • 2008 Elite (ACC Div. 1): 10th place (10 teams)
  • 2010 Challenge (ACC Div. 2): 2nd place (8 teams)
  • 2012 Elite (ACC Div. 1): 9th place (10 teams)
  • 2014 Elite League (ACC Div. 2): 2nd place (6 teams)
  • 2016 Elite League (ACC Div. 2): qualified
ACC TROPHY
  • ACC Trophy[edit]
  • 2004: Group stage (3rd in Group B; 4 teams)
  • 2006: 10th place (17 teams)
  • 2008 Elite (ACC Div. 1): 10th place (10 teams)
  • 2010 Challenge (ACC Div. 2): 2nd place (8 teams)
  • 2012 Elite (ACC Div. 1): 9th place (10 teams)
  • 2014 Elite League (ACC Div. 2): 2nd place (6 teams)
  • 2016 Elite League (ACC Div. 2): qualified
RECORDS
STATISTICS FROM SAUDI ARABIA IN ACC EVENTS
Current Squad
Name Matches Runs Wickets
Abdul Qadir 4 5 0
Abdul Waheed 5 102 1
Usman Quddusi 2 0 0
Abdullah Qureshi 3 1 4
Afzal Saleem 5 299 3
Akram Aslam 4 15 10
Faheem Afrad 5 7 6
Hammad Saeed 14 319 11
Hussain Anwar 5 105 9
Ibrahul Haq 10 112 5
Mohammed Abdullah 7 58 16
Mohammed Nadeem 9 161 1
Sahbaaz Rasheed 5 366 11
shoaib Ali 5 164 0
  • img
  • img
  • img
  • img
  • img
  • img
  • img
  • img
  • img
  • img
  • img
  • img
  • img
  • img
  • img
  • img
  • img
  • img
  • img