Wednesday 24 April 2019 2:22 AM UTC
By A Staff Reporter
LONDON April 24: For the first time ever the UK Malayalee cricket fraternity will be getting together for one of the biggest cricket tournament mela. The eight-a-side soft ball indoor cricket tournament will be held at the prestigious cricket venue The Oval.
The Oval, currently referred to for sponsorship purposes as the Kia Oval, is an international cricket ground in Kennington, in the London Borough of Lambeth, in south London. The Oval has been the home ground of Surrey County Cricket Club since it was opened in 1845.
The tournament will be held on Sunday 5th May 2019 from 9am at The Kia Oval, London SE11 5SS. The venue will be catering food and with the whole atmosphere is set to turn out into the first ever Malayalee celebration.
The 8-A-Side team can have a maximum of 2 substitutes and will be played for 5 overs each. Each team is guaranteed to get at least three matches. Team entry fee is £100 and the competitors has to be aged 16 and above.
The event is hosted by Klementine in partnership with Surrey County Cricket Club. Players will be receiving a T-Shirt free of cost on the day. Kit (stump and ball) will be provided by Surrey Cricket. There will be giveaways, certificates and prizes for winners.
The winning team and runners up will receive cash prize, trophy and medals plus free entry for Klementine Boxing Day Indoor Tournament at Oval on December 2019.
Each player will get an opportunity to attend a one Day free workshop with Mr Jain Joseph (FTII, IIM and National award winner) from Neo Film School. The workshop will be in direction, cinematography, editing, audio engineering, VFX, Acting, Dubb, still photography, screenplay and colouring.
There will be raffle for £1. Contribution money will go towards British Heart Foundation. Lucky winner will also get 4 person x 3 course meal and a drink at Shilpa Restaurant.
The event is supported by NEO Film School, Shilpa Restaurant, JackNJill Foods, Surrey Cricket Foundation, British Heart Foundation, Malayalee Association of UK, UK Malayalee Cricket League and www.ukmalayalee.com.
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