DOHA (May 5, 2013) – The Wyndham Grand Regency Doha emerged as the champions at the conclusion of the Inter-Hotel Cricket Tournament 2013, held at the Qatar Cricket Association (QCA) grounds in Doha. This year’s event, an annual feature among the city’s hotel industry, was contested by 18 teams from various hotels across the country.
In addition to winning the trophy, the awards for 2013’s best batsman, best bowler and best all-rounder were won by Wyndham associates Darshan Isuru, Chander Raina and Heshan Sameera respectively; additionally, Sameera was named the man of the match for the final. Some features of the tournament included a blistering century (100 runs) in a 10 over game by Wyndham’s Heshan, who received special recognition at the closing ceremony.
“Winning the trophy has been a dream from the time we started participating in the tournament in 2008 and that dream has been fulfilled this year,” commented Captain Chander Raina. “The celebration will last for a while.”
Mr. Ayman Lotfy, General Manager of the Wyndham Grand Regency Doha, congratulated the team and its coach after receiving the trophy. The inter-hotel cricket tournament is conducted every year to promote sportsman ship and staff motivation and provides a platform for interaction between hoteliers in Doha. The Wyndham Grand Regency Doha plans to host the Inter-Hotel Cricket Tournament in 2014.
The major sponsors for Wyndham Grand Regency’s Team were Royal Hospitality, UAE Xchange and Zerone Technologies. The Wyndham Cricket team consisted of team members Ashwin Ravi Shetty, Sandeep Pathania, John Herald Lobo, Heshan Sameera, Supun Tharaka, Dilan Randimal, Mohammed Anas Afladeen, Asitha Nanayakkara, Anthony Dias, Mohammed Shifan, Priyantha Gunawardhane, Zafor Abdul, Dharshana Isru, Lahiru Sampath, Anoop Gopinathakurup, Chander Mohan Raina (C), Rajendran Thayalan (wk).