Oman Cricket’s (OC) 40th anniversary celebrations will be attended by superstars Anil Kumble of India and Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka at the Annual Awards Night at Al Falaj Hotel on Monday.
The occasion will also see H H Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq al Said, Patron-in-Chief of Oman Cricket and H E Sheikh Saad bin Mohammed al Saadi, Minister of Sports Affairs, gracing the occasion as guest of honour and chief guest respectively.
They will award the leading teams, officials and outstanding players of the final season. Former Indian captain Kumble and former Sri Lankan captain Jayawardene will also interact with nearby media personnel at The Chedi Muscat on Sunday.
A legendary leg-spinner who won a number of international games for India, Kumble holds numerous globe records, the most memorable getting him taking all ten wickets in a Test match innings, a feat very first accomplished by Jim Laker of England. Kumble’s feat became much more particular as it came against arch-rival Pakistan.
Popularly recognized as Jumbo for his effective presence on the field, he ended up taking 619 wickets in 132 Tests and 337 wickets in 271 ODIs in the course of his 18-year-extended illustrious profession.
One of Sri Lanka’s most effective captains, Jayawardene is a single of cricket’s all-time top run-scorers, getting amassed more than 10,000 runs in Test and ODI cricket. His 11,814 runs in 149 Test matches, 12,650 runs in 448 ODIs and 423 catches in each formats speak volumes about his class and pedigree as a leading class cricketer.
Jayawardene is a extremely effective coach, getting led Mumbai Indians to glory in two of the previous 3 Indian Premier League editions.
Senior Oman Cricket board member Pankaj Khimji and Dulip Mendis, chief improvement officer, will short the gathering on Oman cricket team’s achievements in the previous 12 months and significant improvement objectives accomplished although also sharing what lies ahead in the coming months.
Information Source: Muscat Daily