Kuwait Cricket & IDP Educations present grand domestic finals – Herschelle Gibbs to grace the occasion

Herschelle Herman Gibbs
Herschelle Herman Gibbs

KUWAIT: Kuwait Cricket (KC), the official body of governing cricket in Kuwait in association with IDP Educations – official IELTS centre in Kuwait have invited South African legend Herschelle Herman Gibbs as the guest of honor in order to give yet another boost to the overall development of domestic cricket in Kuwait. As many as 7 finals are going to take place over an action packed weekend that will see the entire Kuwait Cricket fraternity celebrate the national and liberation day of Kuwait T20 style.

KC-SDL & KCDTDL are the on-going turf tournaments that shall be concluded on the 25th & 26th of February respectively at TACK entertainment city cricket ground – Doha in a lively atmosphere created by DJ flames that will keep the audience present at the ground fully entertained. KC – DTDL saw as many as 20 teams participate in the tournament spread across two divisions of A & B over a period of 3 months whereas KC-SDL had as many as 48 teams spread across 5 divisions of A, B, C, D, & E having played at both Sulaibiya cricket ground and TACK-TEC over a period of 4 months and therefore, it comes as no surprise that the finalists are more than ready for an epic finale.

When Johnty Rhodes retired, South Africans wondered where they would find a replacement fielder of the most predatory type; Herschelle Gibbs answered the call and was as good, if not better than the great Johnty himself. Gibbs started his international career in 1996 and played many match winning innings for his country; none better than his 175 off just 111 balls against Australia at the Wanderers in 2006. Set a world record 434 to chase in 50 overs, Gibbs’s innings set the tone to what turned out to be the most outrageous run chase in history of ODI cricket. He also became the first player to hit 6 sixes in ODI cricket, doing so against the Netherlands in the 2007 World Cup. Gibbs retired from international cricket in 2010 and is considered by many as one of the game’s modern legends.

It is undoubtedly a privilege for all the finalist teams and their respective players along with the entire Kuwait Cricket fraternity to have someone of Gibbs’s stature not only to witness the finals but also give his expert opinions and pitch reports during the process. In order to make the most of Gibbs’s tour to Kuwait, KC has set up a unique coaching clinic in association with IDP and that will see as many as 40-50 registered kids between the ages of 8 – 19 learn batting, bowling, fielding and confidence building skills from the legend himself on Saturday, the 27th of February from 12:00 – 3:00 PM.

Kuwait Cricket has always paid special attention to developing grass root level of cricket and has therefore ensured the youth of today are encouraged to become the stars of tomorrow by seeing a legend train and teach as a firsthand experience. IDP Educations, a world leader in international student placement services is the main event partner of Kuwait Cricket. IDP is a proud co-owner of IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and it is the official IELTS centre in Kuwait.

Since both Kuwait Cricket and IDP value the development of young talent, it seemed a very natural partnership for these two organizations. Registrations for the clinic can be done through who are the official online media partners for this event.

Crowne Plaza, Caesars, Al Hafiz, Kuwait Swedish, Schneider, Sadia,, Esselte and Abdul Rahman Al Bahar – Caterpillar are the other official co-sponsors of the event and Kuwait Cricket is proud to have such esteemed brands in their respective categories to come forward and support the development of domestic cricket in Kuwait like never before. Kuwait Cricket looks forward to welcoming people from all the different backgrounds on this hala febrayar celebration weekend.

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