Riyadh: Yaqoob Fighters clinch MPL trophy

Media Release

Riyadh, May 10: Mangaluru Premier League (MPL) under the banner of Mangaluru Cricket Association (MCA) Riyadh concluded on May 4. Team Yaqoob Fighters owned by Shahid Kolkar Udupi clinched the trophy by defeating Imtiyaz Udupi led Coastal Karnataka. MPL organizing committee members Ashraf Patte, Naushad Mottethadka and Shamshu Bailoor organized the post match presentation ceremony. Jolly Kudla officials, the mega sponsor for the event were also present.

As many as 6 teams participated in the mega event. All matches were played at MCA Ground Exit 18.



Points table prior to knock out

Imtiyaz Rajadhani led Coastal Karnataka with 9 points were on the 1st place, Satish SCFC & Ismail Optimum led Star Warriors with 7 points on 2nd place, Imtiaz and Siddik Kings Attackers led Mighty Mangaloreans with 7 points on 3rd Place and Shahid Udupi United Ullal led Yaqoob Fighters with 3 points on 4th place.

Qualifier 1 Result (Coastal Karnataka vs Star Warriors) 10 overs each side

Star Warriors bat 1st 108/4 in 10 Overs

Riyaz* 37(15 balls), Mithun 37(12 balls), Sarfaraz 2- 22/2, Mustafa 2-12/1

Coastal Karnataka bat 2nd 109/1 in 8 overs chased successfully

Mustafa 70*(24), Altaf 33*(18), Nayaz 2-14/1


Eliminator Result (Mighty Mangaloreans vs Yaqoob Fighters)

Mighty Mangaloreans bat 1st 103/7 in 10 Overs

Ashfaq Challengers 25*(7), Siddik 22(12), Neetu 2-33/2, Alisha 2-14/1, Toufiq 2-16/1

Yaqoob Fighters bat 2nd 105/2 in 7 overs successfully chased

Alisha 78*(26), Hasan 19(9), Imtiyaz Ullal 1-8/1, Ashfaq Challengers 2-36/1


Qualifier 2 (Loser Qualifier 1 & Winner Eliminator) Star Warriors vs Yaqoob Fighters

Star Warriors 139/2 in 10 overs

Saleem 47*(29), Mithun 38(14), Shafi 33(12), Hasan 2-21/1, Clemence 2-35/1

Yaqoob Fighters 143/3 in 8.3 overs

Rifaz 68*(30), Faisal 42*(11), Hasan 17(6), Nayaz 1.3-30/2


The Final (Winner Qualifier 1 & Winner Qualifier 2) Coastal Karnataka vs Yaqoob Fighters

Played 2 innings of 8 overs each side

Toss win by Coastal Karnataka and decided to field first.

1st Innings

Yaqoob Fighters 85/8 in 8 overs.

Hasan 31(15), Naushad 21(10), Alisha 14(5), Shareef 2-15/4, Mustafa 2-6/3

Costal Karnataka 105/8 in 8 overs.

Mustafa 41(12) Sarfaraz 16(9), Clemence 2-27/4, Neetu 1-7/2

Coastal Karnataka lead by 20 runs in 1st innings

2nd Innings

Yaqoob Fighters 130/1 in 8 overs

Rifaz 66*(23) Alisha 45(20), Faisal 13*(5), Sharif 2-24/1

Coastal Karnataka Need 111 in 8 overs

Coastal Karnataka 65/8 in 8 overs

Anas 21(10) Mustafa 9(6), Clemence 2-9/2, Hasan 2-10/2

Result – Yaqoob Fighters won by 45 Runs

Clemence was awarded the man of the match for 6 wickets in the Finals

Special awards

1. Hero of MPL (Player of the series) – Alisha (Yaqoob Fighters) – Laptop 298 Runs in 105 balls, 7 Wickets and 32 Sixes

2. Orange Cap – Sarfaraz (Coastal Karnataka) – LED TV 308 Runs in 143 balls

3. Purple Cap – Shafi (Star Warriors) – LED TV 16 wickets

4. Most Sixes in MPL – Alisha (Yaqoob Fighters) – 32 sixes

5. Best Batsman in Final – Rifaz (Yaqoob Fighters) – 68*(22) earned SR 132 (SR 2 for each run)

6. Best Bowler in Final – Clemence (Yaqoob Fighters) – 4-36/6

7. Best Wicket keeper – Aachi (Coastal Karnataka)