Chicago: It was an unforgettable and Beautiful evening for Chicago cricket fans on Sunday April 17, 2016 at the Badri Banquet Hall for the 4th United Cricket Tournament opening ceremony. More than 250 people including several elected officials and members of the Pakistan & Indian-American community attended.
United Cricket Tournament is organizing cricket tournament for the cricket lovers every year to promote the cricket game in Chicago since 2013. United Cricket tournament provide a major platform for the passionate cricketers to prove their talent and then go on to represent USA at the International level. Young Cricketer participated in the program with a lot of spirit and enthusiasm. The Program was full of celebration and appreciation Community recognitions.
Several cricket teams were represented by their captains and vice captains celebrated at the event. The event was emcee by Imtiaz Patel.
The Specials guests on this occasion were Village of Skokie, Mayor George Van Dusen
Win trust community Bank and Syed Hussaini have always been at the forefront of supporting such initiatives to give back to the society and support the talent of this city. Syed Hussaini stated “Win trust Bank continues to pursue the path of innovation and excellence”.
The Chief Advisor Hameed Ullah Khan of the UCT greatly appreciated the efforts of the President UCT, Cricketer and Coaches will do best to making the tournament in success. We are so proud this tournament started from Warren Park and now spending in other cities.
Master of Speech was performed by Syed Mustaq Hussain; He thanks All the Guest of the event Specially Debra Silverstein and Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen. Mr. Hussain also highlighted Adil Azeem Khan life History. He played and organized a cricket United Cricket League in India. Now his is organizing tournaments in few years in Chicago. Last year he visited India Hyderabad and BCCI gave him live times achievement award. Mr. Hussain also explains the 2016 year plans for UCT. He said this year we will be playing cricket in 5 different formats in Cricket the first formats will start May 01, 2016 at Old Orchard Jr High School and 2nd tournament will be in Dee Park, Des Plaines in night times. Mr. Hussain also said we will bring some international Team in Chicago Next year.
Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen Said “I’m so excited to be here today also happy cricket is coming in Skokie. I love to learn cricket.”
The other speakers included, Pakistan United Parade committee Chairman Yaseen Chauhan, Wasi ullah Khan Chancellor East West University, Iftekhar Shareef-(Chairman Board of Trustees FIA Chicago) and Skokie Village Clerk Pramod Shah
The chief guest on this occasion was Debra Silverstein and State Senator Ira Silverstein. Chief Guest Debra spoke on the occasion, “I Always appreciated the activities of United Cricket in the Ward 50 Chicago and UCT tournament has proved that the passion for cricket in our City is irreplaceable. This is a good news Cricket will be playing in Skokie and City of Des Plaines. All the credits go to UCT and its team I always been proud it’s started in our Wards.”
Many shields were distributed among the Guest and Supporters at the end of the ceremony.
The tournament Currently open officially by the remarks of the United Cricket Tournament president Adil Azeem Khan with the hope this year this tournament will be arranged with more participation from the cricket lovers. He thanked all the dignitaries and sponsors (especially Win trust Bank, Sumit Construction, Shalimar Banquet, First choice Carpets, Ajwa Sweet, Eyebrow Designer 21, Asia Insurance, Air India, Hollywood trendz Hair & Spa Etc.) sponsoring the event also he thanks to Local TV Network and local press.
The event ended with sumptuous Dinner, followed by melodious musical evening by entertainment by Local Singers. They entertained the audience with several songs from his super hit songs. Local TV Network and local press also participated and coverage the event.
Source: Syed Khalil Ullah
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