It’s Young Star vs. Careem KSA


JEDDAH — Young Star will lock horns with Careem KSA in the Centre Systems BBCL Season 2 Middle East Asia Cup 2018 final at BMT Grounds, Bani Malik.

The event, organized by United Sports Forum, is sponsored by Centre Systems Dubai. Powered by Careem, Indomie, BTECH, the championship is also supported by Zamzam Tonight Restaurant, Gourmet Sweets, Pepsi, AAA Builders, SAB, Air India, PPL, Paradise Restaurant and IJFF Media Partner.

Qualifier 1

Young Star triumphed over Islamabad Warriors by a huge margin of 69 runs. Batting first, Young Star Pakistan, riding on a brilliant knock of 55 by Waqas off 25 balls, posted 138-2 in 10 overs. Rafaqat scored 30.

Islamand Warriors was then restricted to 60-3 in 10 overs. Fahad hit 16. Abu Huraira took 2 wickets and Mudassir 1.

Man of the Qualifier 1 — Waqas (55 runs).


Careem KSA defended a low total and upset the mighty Indomie Dragons by 18 runs. Batting first, Careem KSA was restricted to 108-6 with Shams top scoring with 24.

In reply, Indomie Dragons started well but fell short by 18 runs as they reached 90-9. Samiur Rehman scored 32. Aftab was declared the Man of the Eliminator for his 14 not out and superb spell of 3 for 13.

Qualifier 2

In the second qualifier, Careem KSA thrashed Islamabad Warriors by 8 wickets to enter into the finals. Batting first, Islamabad Warriors were restricted to 77-6. Shahed was the pick of the Careem bowlers as he took 3 for 12 in his 2 overs.

Chasing 78, Careem KSA was home in 5.2 overs, losing one wicket. Shams hammered 52 runs. Shahed was declared the Man of the Qualifier 2 for his superb bowling of 3 for 12.

Brief scores:

Young Star Pakistan 133-6 (Waqas 55, Rafaqat 30 n.o.) beat Islamabad Warriors 60-3 (Fahad 16; Abu Huraira 2-8).

Careem KSA 108-6 (Shams 22, Aftab 14 n.o.) beat Indomie Dragons 90-9 (Samiur Rehman 32; Aftab 3-13).

Islamabad Warriors 77-6 (Shahed 3-12) lost to Careem KSA 78-1 in 5.2 overs (Shams 52). — SG