THE Southern Region InterCricket League would return next year following the success of this season.
Organisers of the competition made the commitment at the end of the competition when Mpingwe White defended the Southern Region T20 Inter-Cricket Club championship after beating Mpingwe Blue by 40 runs at Mpingwe Sports Club on Sunday.
The competition’s coordinator, Saeed Limdawala, said several factors have inspired the organisers to consider bringing back the competition next year.
“The competition was a success. The teams were outstanding and they performed beyond our expectations. They were also disciplined and we had over 1000 supporters watching the final,” he said.
Mpingwe White also known as KIPS were billed favourites having gone into the final with a perfect record. During the final, Mpingwe Blue OG won the toss and elected to field first to see how much their opponents will score to chase down in second inning.
After a poor start, Mpingwe White’s captain Chaundry Karamat came to the rescue of his two colleagues with superb runs.
Mpingwe White scored 136 runs and lost seven wickets in 20-overs but their opponents failed to chase down the score. The competition started in May and was co-hosted by Oriental Country Club and Mpingwe Sports Club.
Ten teams were divided into two pools of five, with the top four from each pool progressing to the quarterfinals.
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