Meeru Island Resort Takes the Championship
Maldives Promotion House – During the recent Resort Cricket Tournament, Meeru Island Resort beat Soneva Gili by 17 runs to become the champion for the fourth time. Meeru, Paradise, Soneva Gili and Club Med were the four teams that took part in this fourth edition which was sponsored by Dilmah.
Apart from Sunday’s final, Meeru won all their group matches, and left the tournament unbeaten. While Soneva lost only one match in the run-up to the final, they won the toss for the final and decided to field first.
Meeru made 109 runs in their 8 overs and their player Khan made 26 runs. In reply, Soneva managed 92 runs in 8 overs. Jagath from Soneva made an unbeaten 34 runs for Soneva, while Malik was declared man of the match for his 16 runs and 4 wickets.
With 69 runs Paradise team’s Fernando was chosen as the best Batsman. Saleem of Meeru was chosen as the best bowler for his 8 wickets in the tournament.
The inter-resort tournament is an annual event organised my CBM in collaboration with the Hospitality Industry. SIMCON’s Dilmah tea sponsored this year’s tournament.