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Herschelle Gibbs appointed as Kuwait’s national coach
March 3, 2018, 5:11 pm
Kuwait Cricket gets big boost

Kuwait Cricket, the official governing body for cricket in Kuwait, conducted their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 18 February. At the event, President of Kuwait Cricket, Haider Farman, announced the appointment of South African superstar Herschelle Gibbs as the national coach for the senior men’s team, and Sajid Ashraf as Director General of Kuwait Cricket.

The AGM was attended among others by Vice President and In-charge of development Faisal Al Marzouq, General Secretary Emad Aljassam and Head of Council Mahmoud Bastaki, as well as Executive Council Directors Rishi Jayan, Robert D’Souza, Sudhakar Shetty, Harshith Vora, Naveen Dhananjayan and Mehboob Khan.

Opening the event, Mr. Farman spoke of the need to continue to progress and adapt to the ever-changing nature of the global game and shared his vision of having more Kuwaitis roped into the game. He also paid special thanks to the sponsors, Touristic Enterprises Company, Ashraf Group, MGA and IDP Education, as well as the new exclusive sponsors of the KC premier league, KGL, along with all the banks league sponsors.

The new Director General, Mr. Ashraf, then spoke of the progress made over the past year and the plans already in place to continue Kuwait Cricket’s inevitable growth over the coming season. The awards for 2016-2017 seasons in categories of best batsman (Ali Zaheer), best bowler (Ahsan Naseer) and best all-rounder (Ali Zaheer) were then given by the board.

Mehboob Khan, Director of Women's Cricket and Maryam Omar, the captain of Kuwait Women’s team for many years, then spoke of the increasing opportunities available to women cricketers and thanked the board for their support, which included sending the team to take part in a bilateral series against the Thailand national women’s teams in Bangkok.

The newly appointed national coach, Mr. Gibbs then expressed his excitement at the appointment and stressed on the importance of fitness, teamwork and hard work in order to achieve short term and long-term success. The evening concluded with all guests being treated to a sumptuous banquet as what was a fantastic and eventful AGM came to a close. 


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