UK Malayalee Cricket League annual awards night to be held in Ilford on Saturday with music and dance – UKMALAYALEE

UK Malayalee Cricket League annual awards night to be held in Ilford on Saturday with music and dance

Thursday 25 November 2021 11:37 PM UTC

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON Nov 25: UK Malayalee Cricket League, one of the first and foremost cricket club which brings together hoards of Keralite cricket players and aficionados during the summer months will host their annual award night on Saturday 27th November 2021 from 5.30pm at the Fords Sports & Social Club, Aldsborough Road, Ilford IG3 8HG.

“The award ceremony is an opportunity to thank all the sponsors, players and supporting families that continue to form the backbone of our cricketing community. It is going to be a great evening of fun, food and celebrations after a very successful year for UKMCL”, said a press note from the League.

“This year’s event will include festive fun for the family, three course meal, Live music, Live dance and an opportunity to show your skills on the dance floor. Please join the celebration of a successful year and welcome Season 2022 on a high”, added the note.

Those who wish to attend need to book your place in advance. Entry fee is £10 including meals. For bookings please contact Regi Gangadharan on +44760268933 or Mishal Francis on +44 7888761754 or email

The last season was eventful and historic as it welcomed players from the wider communities for the first time.

As usual season 2021 League season too continued to provide all the thrills and drama of competitive community cricket at its very best.

India XI were crowned the 2021 League champions. The annual 20-20 competition was won by Hornbills.

UKMCL will also be honouring individuals who supported the League and the Keralite community in all forms for the last 35 years. This year UKMCL will be honouring Sreejith Sreedharan, Mishal Francis and Jayaprakash Krishnanfor their outstanding contributions to community cricket in London.

UKMCL’s continued success is a testimony to the collaborative effort of the organisers, players, well- wishers and sponsors. This year, UKMCL received continued support from sponsors who also share and recognise the passion for community cricket development.

UKMCL will be thanking their sponsors George Hotel (, Bestway – (, JPR Sutra Sports Ltd, Deshadan Resorts (, Blakeberry Pharmacy – (, UK Malayalee News Portal- (, Family Choice, Croydon (333 London Rd, Croydon CR0 3PA Phone: 020 8665 8181), Thattukada Restuarant –, Udaya Restaurant – (

This year the UKMCL youth players have found success in all forms of the game and UKMCL are celebrating their success with special youth awards.

Full list of winners are as below:

League Winners: India XI
League Runners-up: Global CC
20/20 Winners: Hornbills CC
20/20 Runners-up: EMCC

Youth of the year

1. Sidharth Pravas – Global
2. Gaurav Nair– Global
3. Gautham Nair – Global
4. Nathan Jayaprakash – Hornbills

Special awards for Outstanding contributions to community cricket
1. Sreejith Sreedharan
2. Mishal Francis
3. Jayaprakash Krishnan

Best Players – 2021
1. Bowler of the year – Kapil Arora – India XI
2. Batsman of the year – Swaminathan Rajagopal – Global CC
3. All-rounder of the year – Akhil Mohanan– Hornbills CC

UKMCL – Team of 2021
1. Swaminathan Rajagopal
2. Midhun Syjan Jacob
3. Akhil Mohanan
4. Matt Robins
5. Sanu Salim
6. Kapil Arora
7. Jaseem
8. Jayaprakash Krishnan
9. Ajith Azad
10. Paramveer Singh
11. Gino John

Best T20 Players – 2021
1. Bowler of the year – Shahabaz M – Eden CC
2. Batsman of the year – Akhil Mohanan– Hornbills CC
3. All-rounder of the year – Sanu Salim- Phoenix CC Syam Sanjayan – EMCC

UKMCL T20 – Team of 2021
Akhil Mohanan
Syam Sanjayan
Sanu Salim
Vivek Radhakrishnan
Binay EMCC
Shahabas M
Aneesh Mohanan
Mahesh Mohan
Afsal Rasheed
Karthik Venugopalan
Badusha Karim

If you want to attend or to join UKMCL please contact

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