SLQS-UAE Trophy, inter-club indoor cricket tournament enjoyed unprecedented success this year concluded on Friday the 26th of October 2012 at Dubai Insportz courts at Al Quoz, Dubai. The event has become a permanent fixture in the local cricket calendar in the United Arab Emirates. This year tournament has come out with 16 teams to play in the round robbing format whilst last year 12 teams participated to the tournament. The whole day action packed colorful event was attended many cricket loving nationalities in United Arab Emirates.
A total of 16 teams divided into four groups and the top ranked team of each group played for the Trophy Championship while the runners-up and second runner-up of each group progressed to compete in the Plate and Cup championship categories respectively. Desert Cubs Cricket Academy, Hard Hitters, Rigga Boys, and Indian Quantity Surveyors fought for the Trophy in the semi-final whilst Kickers Cricket Club, Active Boys Cricket Club, Damac LLC, and Fun Boys Cricket Club played for the Shield in the semi-finals. For the Plate championship Singha Cricket Club, Nabi Azam Partners, Dubai Properties Group (Blue), and Faithful and Gould were selected.
Defending champion of the trophy Desert Cub Cricket Academy convincingly beat Rigga Boys Cricket Club to become the SLQS Trophy champion 2012 for the consecutive second year. Fifteen years old Kulith Rabel of Desert Cubs Cricket Academy adjudged as Player of the Trophy. Kickers Cricket Club were the winners of the Shield and Fun Boys Cricket Club were the Runner-Up. Nishanth Thuraisami of Kickers Cricket Club was adjudged as the Payer of the Shield. At the Plate completion, following close encounter Sinha Cricket Club beat Faithful and Gould and become the SLQS Indoor Cricket Plate winners. Sheik Azeem of Dubai Properties Group – Blue team adjudged as the player of the Plate considering his outstanding performance in the final rounds of the tournament.
The chief guest, Mr. Nabih E. Azzam, Chairman & CEO of NEA and Partners, distributed the trophies for the winners of the tournament. The winners of the 2nd Annual SLQS-UAE Indoor Cricket tournament were;