Kutchi Leva eye Annadil Burhani scalp in GPGymkhana Shield2019 cricket

20Jul 2019
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Kutchi Leva eye Annadil Burhani scalp in GPGymkhana Shield2019 cricket

DAR ES SALAAM cricket followers will, this weekend, have yet another opportunity to watch exciting action given this year’s GP Gymkhana Shield tournament’s matches will be played in the city.

Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club (DGC) Cricket Section ground staff (L-R) Mawazo Hamisi, Hussein and Norbert Sanga, pose for picture after one of this year’s GP Gymkhana Shield tournament’s matches at the club’s oval. PHOTO: COURTESY OF NIKHIL PUJARA

Kutchi Leva, the last year’s showdown semi-finalists, will confront Annadil Burhani in the first of this weekend’s matches to be played at the Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club (DGC) oval today.

Kutchi Leva, led by their inspirational skipper Nilesh Varasani, will be looking for a win in their second outing to keep their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages alive. The Group C game is set to start at 2:30pm.

Sunday will see Jaat Blasters take on Tarangini in a Group B match at 8am. Blasters, buoyant thanks to their thrilling win over Union Sports Club in the opening game, will be looking forward to winning their second game.

Blasters’ Ankit Baghel, who is currently in scintillating form is expected to offer some explosive hits once again to help his outfit grab victory.

The second game, slated to start at 11am, will see Dar es Salaam Cricket Club take on Karnataka Kings who will be playing their second game.

The last game of the weekend will see Sandy Super Strikes come up against Surat Stars in Group D.

Both teams will be looking to register their first win of the tournament and the match, for that matter, promises to be good clash of two well-balanced teams.

Ashish Nagewadia, DGC Cricket Section Captain, said cricket followers have until now seen high scoring games and some outstanding performances.

He said it is a testament to the hard work the section’s ground staff have put in seeing to it the venue is in great shape.

He disclosed he would like to appreciate the staff namely Norbert Sanga, Hamisi Mawazo and Hussein for the work they have put in.

This year’s GP Gymkhana Shield competition has General Petroleum (GP) and Premium Refinishes Ltd as main sponsors.

Mgen Insurance, ASAR Limited, Sayona, SBC Tanzania through Pepsi brand, Jaykey Trading, Afro Turk and I&M Bank are the competition’s co-sponsors.

All of the tournament’s games take place at the DGC oval, with the competition which started on July 6 set to climax on September 29.