Raja Video XI overcame Charcoal Grill at a major memorial charity cricket tournament which raised £1174 towards a mosque.

The tournament was held in memory of Mohammed Afzal also known to many as Lala (big brother) and Tajamal Hussain also known as Taj. Both Mohammed and Taj were keen cricket fans who were known for generosity and respect for all.

Held at Pleasington Playing Fields in Blackburn the competition attracted clubs from across the the region.

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The youngest brother of Mr Afzal, Tasleem said “The previous tournaments were a huge success bringing together the community to remember our brothers.
“We in fact had Abdul Razaq present the trophies at the last tournament.”

The tournament was held at short notice,”We would like to thank Iqbal Bhai, chair of the midweek cricket league and officers from Blackburn with Darwen’s Leisure department for their help.

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“We want to thank the umpires who gave up their time, TAJ’s brother Dilawar Hussain and his family, my brothers and family along with Mohammed Rizwan for their efforts they put in to each tournament time and time again.”

Dilawar Hussain said, “ Cricket was a huge passion of Lala’s and brother Taj’s and both were known throughout the country for their involvement in the sport and so we feel it to be extremely important that their memories are kept alive by way of that very sport they gave so much of their time to.

“The tournament was played in great competitive spirits that truly reflected well on the loving calm personalities that both our brothers had and so thanks to all the players for this. 

“Congratulations to the winners and runners up as well as all those that made this tournament a success”

A total of £1,174 was raised and will be forwarded to FAIZAN E JAMAAL E MUSTAFA MASJID.

Winners: Raja Video X1
Runners up: Charcoal Grill.
Man of the match: Imran Butt of Raja 11.
Player of the tournament: Nouman of Charcoal Grill (sponsored by Mohammed Arif & family in memory of their late father Mohammed Akram)

Pictures: Thanks to Tasleem Fazal.