Training camps have been setup for the last one month at TACK Entertainment City Cricket Ground comprising of 30 aspirants as preparations for one of the biggest sporting events in Kuwait’s history on the 28 November enters its final leg. These hopeful cricket players are eager to grab the once in a lifetime opportunity to play alongside some of the best cricketers ever in the field.
The idea of Khalid Butt batting alongside Azhar Mahmood is not only a wonderful prospect for cricket lovers in Kuwait, but it is a moment the dynamic all rounder from Kuwait will remember forever. Similarly, the youngsters are eager to join the teams that will be bowling against fearsome power hitters like Yusuf Pathan, Herschelle Gibbs, Scott Styris and the ever-so-graceful Aravinda DeSilva. It will give them learning experience and be a huge adrenalin rush during the action-packed matches.
Final squads are expected to be announced next week with the official press conference taking place in Crowne Plaza hotel (hospitality partner for TACK-HUAWEI's 4Nations festival) on the 27 November, 2014. The official jerseys of all the four teams will also be unveiled at the ceremony in front of all the leading media channels of Kuwait.
Staying true to its reputation of being the torch-bearer of innovation, for the first time ever in the history of cricket in Kuwait, TACK has pulled off an amazing feat of inviting as many as seven top line International cricketers to come down to Kuwait and compete in a domestic tournament alongside the country’s local talent through the platform of TACK-MG & Huawei 4Nations T20 festival 2014.
Instead of inviting some upcoming talent from the domestic circuits of some of these test playing nations, TACK went all out for this endeavor and has invited some of the biggest names to have ever played the game. These include the likes of one of the best all-rounder produced by Pakistan i.e. Azhar Mahmood, 1996 World Cup winners Upul Chandana and Aravinda De Silva from Sri Lanka, Scott Styris from New Zealand, former England captain Adam Hollioake, South African master blaster Herschelle Gibbs and the giant of Baroda Yusuf Pathan from India.
The sight of these international cricketers playing side by side with the best of Kuwait’s cricketing talent will turn out to be a fantastic show and is reason enough to lock your dates for Friday, 28 November. Herschelle Gibbs, Scott Styris, and Adam Hollioake will represent TACK-KUWAIT XI along with Kuwaitis and Kuwait born cricketers.
Yusuf Pathan will represent TACK-INDIA XI along with the best talent of Indian cricketers residing in Kuwait. A few first class players from India are also going to fly down to compete in this historic event. Azhar Mahmood is going to represent TACK-Pakistan XI along with the best talent of Pakistani cricketers residing in Kuwait. Aravinda De Silva & Upul Chandana will represent TACK-Sri Lanka XI along with the best talent of Sri Lankan cricketers residing in Kuwait.
TACK International has now also become a proud partner of The Akram Foundation (TAF), whereby the Sultan of Swing, the legendary Wasim Akram from Pakistan, will be seen on the gigantic LED screen of 21.sq meters on the day of the event supporting TACK activities and simultaneously ensuring maximum people from all over the world come forward to help reduce poverty in Pakistan while maximizing education and healthcare simultaneously. Yusuf Pathan has already announced his support of 3 000 $ for the Akram foundation which will take place on the 28 November during the fun event.
On the other hand, TACK has not only partnered for the second time with Huawei for the upcoming 4Nations T20 Festival by giving them the naming rights, but has managed to retain almost all the sponsors and partners from last year’s event which speaks volume about the trust and admiration TACK enjoys among its partners. However, as growth has always been TACK’s mantra, a lot of new partners have been bought onboard to conduct the event on such a massive scale. Al Mulla Group has come forward as the official Automotive Partner for the event with a swanky new Mitsubish Attarage to be given away to one lucky player (local player of the tournament) on the day of the event.
Fasten your seat belts for an entertaining roller coaster ride on the 28 November at TACK Entertainment city cricket ground – Doha, where there will be back to back 4 thrilling T-20 matches, plenty of prizes and surprises, bumper draws and rocking music for all families and children to have a great time. For more information, please log on www.tac-kuwait.com; the leading web portal for cricket lovers in Kuwait.