NOMAD Cricket Club bested 11 other local and overseas teams for the 2013 Philippine International Cricket Sixes title in Clarkfield, Pampanga.
Manila-based Nomad beat Jeckle All Stars in the finals while Heckle Cricket Club and Caps & Tabs picked up plate and bowl honors by beating Globe-Cognizant and Baguio Cricket Club, respectively.
This year's edition of the Cricket Sixes, presented by the Philippine Cricket Association (PCA) and Globe Business, drew teams from Australia, India, Pakistan, England, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Singapore and the Philippines.
The collaboration between the PCA and Globe Business aims to spur Filipino interest in the sport and aims to encourage young local players to join the national team.
PCA president Andrew Perrin said, “Philippine Cricket cannot have a better name behind them other than Globe Business.”
Globe is the lead sponsor of the Philippine National Cricket Team and the International Sixes Tournament. It also organized the first Enterprise Cricket Sixes Tournament, a first-of-its-kind corporate tournament in the Philippines that provides an opportunity for foreign nationals working in the local BPO industry who are cricket aficionados to enjoy the game while in the country.
Waqas Mogul of Nomad Cricket Club was named Bowler of the Tournament while Jessa Singh of Angeles Cricket Club took the Batsman Award. Heckle Cricket Club’s Raju Singh bagged the tournament’s Best Catch Award.
The PCA also offered a tribute to Faisal Khan, the first-ever team captain of the Philippine Team, as the PCA announced his retirement and recognized his contribution in the advancement of the sport in the country.
“Cricket fans can expect an even more exciting competition in 2014. We will also ensure that working closely with the PCA, the sport will flourish in the country,” said Globe senior vice president for enterprise group Nikko Acosta.