5th of May marks the end of PACNZ Tape Ball Tournament 2018 Autumn Season. We have seen some really good performances today in the final two games with Habib Marwat hitting 7 sixes (and a 50), Mirxa Nasir hitting 6 sixes, Asim Cheema 42 not out knock, and two brilliant catches by Khawaja Bilal.
Today two games were played, one play-off and one final. Play-off was played between Paki Tigers and Mast Malang. Mast Malang batted first and score 90. It was a tight game, but at the end Paki Tigers were able to chase the total in the last over, and qualified for the Finals to face Eagles. Man of the Match for play-off was Yasir Amin.
In the final game Paki Tigers won the toss and elected to bat. Thanks to Yasir Amin, Syed Umair Mirxa Nasir batting, they gave a mammoth target of 113 for Eagles to chase. Eagles start was slow, and due to loss of early wickets the target seemed unlikely to be achieved. The captain of Eagles team Habib Marwat took charge and tried his level best to help his team cross the winning line by hitting 7 sixes (completing his 50 on the way). But, Eagles fell short and were unable to chase the total, handing the trophy/medals to Paki Tigers, who won the game convincingly.
Prize distribution ceremony was held after the games, and following awards were distributed:
Player of the Tournament: Yasir Amin (3 times Man of the Match)
Most Sixes: Habib Marwat (17 Sixes)
Most Wickets: Umair Maqbool (5)
Most Catches: Sardar Faisal (5)
MVP of Team A-Team: Waqas Naveed
MVP of Team UC PSA: Bilal
MVP of Team Mast Malang: Asim Cheema
MVP of Team Eagles: Nadeem Aslam
MVP of Team Paki Tigers: Yasir Amin
First of all I would like to thank each and every one of you who participated in the tournament, and also to those who came to watch the games :). I have not seen so many Pakistanis (45 + atleast), turn up on Saturday morning to play a game that we all love.
Thank you very much team captains for organizing your teams and matches, you made my job alot easier today.
Now, coming to the outcome of the tournament... We were hopeful that we will finish the tournament in a day, but, it was slightly tough (for everyone) to play more than 4 (45 min each) back to back games. Therefore, the Playoff and Final will be played on 28th of April 2018.
Today we saw some really good batting, bowling and fielding performances by many players. After the end of the league games, three out of the 5 games were tied for the first spot with 6 points each. Based on the Head-to-Head rule, we tried to separate them, but, we couldn't. Then, we had to use the Net Run Rate rule to separate them, and after that following is how the league table looks like now:
1. Eagles (W=3, L=1, Pts=6, NRR=3.10)
2. Mast Malang (W=3, L=1, Pts=6, NRR=1.606)
3. Paki Tigers (W=3, L=1, Pts=6, NRR=1.562)
4. A-Team (W=1, L=3, Pts=2, NRR=-2.88)
5. UC PSA (W=0, L=4, Pts=0, NRR=-3.09)
On 28th of April 2018, we will have a Playoff game between Mast Malang and Paki Tigers. Winner will play against Team Eagles in the final.
That's all folks!!!
Thank you once again
PACNZ Executive Committee would like to thank you all for taking time of your busy schedules and attending the 23rd March gathering. We hope that you all enjoyed the event.
As you all know that Executive Committee election were also held; below are names of elected members along with their respective positions:
Another important announcement that was made on the day was that the deadline for member registration has been extended till 23rd of April 2018. After that only the registered members will receive events related emails in the future. If you want to register, then below is the link where you will find the required information:
Annual General Meeting and Elections for the year 2018 shall inshallah be held on Tuesday 6th February 2018 between 6 -10 PM at the Fendalton Community Hall.
We are trying to coincide the Executive Committee elections with financial year closing in a manner that transition is carried out by 31 March every year.
All are urged to please send in their own OR any other recommendation / Nominations for the EC positions (the president, two vice presidents (male and a female), general secretary, treasurer, and three executive members).
We are expecting your enthusiastic involvement and please also bear in mind that most EC members cannot continue as per constitution.
Nominations can be sent in now and this shall remain open right until the day of elections.
PACNZ Executive Committee
The existing managing committee has reached its tenure as per constitution and it is time to handover the management to new and fresher group of members to bring in diversity and new spirit.
It is time for the Elections 2018. PACNZ would like to invite all registered community members to take part in upcoming PACNZ elections and contribute towards the betterment of this community.
Election will be conduct for seven positions in the PACNZ executive council (the president, two vice presidents (male and a female), general secretary, treasurer, and two executive members).
All registered members are eligible, but please ensure that you have paid your annual membership fee for which an email was sent out earlier.
Nomination form is attached. Please reply to this email with the signed form or hand deliver it to any of the PACNZ Committee members.
PACNZ Election will be held as part of Annual General Meeting. Date and venue will be announced later.
PACNZ Executive Committee
Eid ul Azha dinner will be held on the 3rd of September 2017 at Templeton Hall, Kirk Road, Christchurch.
Eid always bring people closer, as it did this year too. Record number of community member attended the Eid dinner. It was very well organized, round of applause to the Executive Committee, and special thanks Ms. Naema Nadeem for making the event a success. Do check our gallery section for event pictures.
Eid-ul-Fitr dinner will be held on either the 26th or 27th of June, depending on the sighting of Shawal moon.
We will keep you posted.
Chand Raat for ladies and kids will be held on the 24th of June 2017. We will keep you posted once the location and timings are finalized.
Our community had a wonderful time at the Ramadan get together this year on the 10th of June 2017. Most of our young children participated in the cupcake competition as well as some of the CMCT (Canterbury Muslim Community Trust) children. Children also recited the 99 names of Allah with the guidance of Uncle Ibrahim and Aunty Salwa. A presentation was given by Farial Savul which enlightened the children's knowledge about Ramadan and also shared benefits of fasting. We are very pleased and proud to say that the CMCT not only did they attended our function, but, also took equal part in making this even a success. It was very nice to see both the communities praying together as one Ummah. We are looking forward to seeing many more successful functions in the future Insha-Allah.
For pictures, do check our gallery section.