Izaara Day and Night 2011
Concept Creator – Producer
Saturday, 27 August 2011
Boutique Sports Events
Izaara organized the first ever day/night Cricket tournament in Singapore. It was a 8-a-side tourney with participants from various cricket clubs and companies. The lighting requirements of night cricket were superbly handled and validated by the vast throng of supporters in attendance.
SATURDAY 27 AUGUST 2011.
|Group A||Group B|
|Cognizant Geek Gods||
The cloudy overcast morning and passing showers set the ball rolling for the Izaara Day-Night Eights tournament which kicked off on schedule at 12.40pm, with the 8 participating teams split into 2 groups of 4 each. This tournament had the distinction of being the first of its kind. The first ever, proper Day-Night cricket tournament to be held in Singapore.
The wet ground conditions and the occasional light rain did not dampen the spirits of the enthusiastic teams as they carried on with some entertaining and competitive cricket.
After the initial round robin stage matches the following were the results and the points table.
Group stage results
|A||1220pm||GIIS vs Cognizant Geek Gods
GIIS won by 12 runs
|B||Navig 8 vs BSI Bank
BSI won by 5 wickets.
|B||1.40pm||Cracking Willows vs Avengerz
Cracking Willows won by 39 runs
|A||TSR Nukkad vs Googly
Googly won by 7 wickets
|A||3pm||Cognizant Geek Gods vs Googly
Googly won by 25 runs.
|B||Navig 8 vs Cracking Willows
Cracking Willows won by 12 runs
|A||4.20pm||GIIS vs TSR Nukkad
GIIS won by 54 runs
|B||Avengerz vs BSI Bank(Match tied))
BSI won by loss of fewer wickets
|A||5.40pm||GIIS vs Googly(match tied)
GIIS won by maximum number of Sixes
|B||Cracking Willows vs BSI Bank
Cracking Willows won by 7 wickets
|A||7pm||TSR Nukkad vs Cognizant Geek Gods
Cognizant Geek gods won by 8 wickets
|B||Navig 8 vs Avengerz
Navig 8 won by 4 wickets
At the end of the group stage
After the group stage GIIS and Googly from group A and Cracking Willows and BSI Bank from group B qualified for the Semis.
|SF 1||8.20pm||GIIS vs BSI Bank
GIIS won by 45 runs
|SF 2||Cracking Willows vs Googly
Googly won by 15 runs
Semi Final 1
GIIS 89/2. Manbhir Singh 23 not out.
Beat BSI Bank 44/3. Ashish 21 not out.
Semi Final 1
Googly 71/1. Dharmichand 22 not out. DEFEATED
Cracking Willows 56/0 Balaji 19 & Chetan 21 not out . by 15 runs.
The final was contested by the best 2 teams on that day and true to its contest the game was decided off the 2nd last ball of the match with Googly emerging winners by 5 wickets.
|FINALS||9.40pm||GIIS vs Googly|
|Googly won by 5 wickets.|
GIIS 46. lost to Googly 47/2 with Dharmichand 22 not out … by 5 wickets.
Special awards were presented in the following categories to players who performed consistently through out the tournament.
Best Batsman: Prakash. Cognizant Geek Gods
Best Bowler: Rajeev. Googly
Player of the tournament: Manbhir Singh GIIS.
Given the enthusiastic crowds that cheered the teams on to victory till 11pm when the curtains were finally brought down and the great feed back from the teams one can say YES the
IZAARA Day- Night Eights was a great hit and is here to stay.
IZAARA thanks all the teams, the ground staff, the spectators, the families and every one involved in making this tournament a tremendous success.
What our clients say
I, along will all my team mates would say it was an excellent event done so nicely. As you know HP participated this event for the 1st time and all of HP’s players and our colleagues loved the day. Good atmosphere, friendly opposition teams and their kindness made the event better.
It was our great pleasure and honour to be part of your event. It was very well organised. Your passion for Izaara is commendable , and we are with you all the way.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for organizing such a fabulous tournament. We are overwhelmed by Izaara’s hospitality and enjoyed the tournament to the fullest. The tournament was a great success and all players played in the true spirit of the game. We would really like to be a part of this tournament in its future editions.
Hey I just enjoyed and hope to see much more of such events . Flawlessly organized. Monisha was a great host as always.