Jeddah Premier League (JPL) and Jeddah Champions Trophy (JCT) launched the Saudi National Day Cup at a ceremony here recently.
Forty teams are vying for honors in the championship, to be played on a league-cum-knockout format. It is being held under the auspices of Saudi Cricket Centre (SCC).
The cup launching ceremony was attended by SCC officials Sadequl Islam, manager cricket affairs of SCC, Rahath and Kashif along with other prominent guests.
This tournament will continue for 11 weeks wherein 95 matches will be played.
The participating 40 clubs are: Kingdom Sports Academy Blue, Kingdom Sports Academy Green, Kingdom Sports Academy Red, Kingdom Sports Academy Yellow, Azizia Deccan, Azizia Deccan Royals, Azizia Deccan Avengers, Barkatiya XI, Hyderabad Royals, Zamil CC, Jeddah Kings, Hyderabad Warriors, Friends Cricket Team, Bhatkal CC, Prime XI, United Brothers, Sun Risers Hyd, Yorkshire, Spark XI, Jouf Jeddah Strikers, Elite, Eleven Brothers, Super Chargers, Challengers Cricket Club, Khind, Salama Falcon, Reliance, Arabian XI, AVK Strikers, Ayoun Access, Blaster XI, Game Fighters, Hyderabad Hawks, Hyderabad Raiders, Hyderabad Strikers, Independence CC, Jeddah Snipers, Trap CC, United Friends CC, York Chargers.
The JPL-JCT committee had a tuff task to select 40 teams for this season since more than 80 teams had approached for entry.
The Guest invited we’re
1. Sadiq ul Islam Cricket Affairs from SCC
2. Kashif Senior Umpire from SCC
3. Rahmath Choudry Team Manager SCC
4.Azmat Emran-Global NRI Youth Association President
5.Ismail Raza- Director Global NRI Youth Association
The main committee members are: Syed Hashmath Ullah Hussaini, Ali Mohammed Khan, Syed Mukarram Nazeer, Mohammed Amer, Mir Meraj Ali, Aslam Ali Khan, Rahmath Hussain, Mohammed Minhaj, Syed Ehsan, Moiz, Sharib, Asad and Amjad.