Awqaf SA sponsored the Primrose Cricket Club under 11 squad to play in a T20 Cricket tournament in Worcester, Western Cape between 2-5 October 2016.
Primroses Cricket Club is one of the oldest cricket and rugby clubs on the Cape Flats with a proud legacy dating back some 120 years. Many famous community leaders including Imam Abdullah Haron and Mr. Adams, affectionately known as Uncle Lefty Adams played for the Club during the days of the oppressive apartheid regimes that segregated sport along the lines of race and creed. In today’s sporting environment young and upcoming sporting stars have the opportunities to excel but are excluded based on limited financial support. Today the club maintains the ethos of giving equal opportunity to players from all backgrounds irrespective of their financial circumstances.
Against this backdrop the Under 11 squad entered the Worcester Cricket Tournament. The boys competed against highly equipped and professional teams but yet managed to hold their ground and leave their mark in the tournament by winning 50% of their matches. The team also received accolades for being the best dressed and having the best team spirit and supporters.
Another feather in the hat of Primrose Cricket Club was the selection of 4 of the U11 boys being selected to represent the Western Cape team to tour India in April 2017. The 4 boys from Primroses Wazeer Philander, Ebrahim Ismail – affectionately known by the cricket fraternity as Buffy, Ebrahim Faker and Dahlaan Collier were selected by scouts based on their skill and performances at the tournament.
A further congratulation goes to Mr. Faried Philander the coach of the Primrose U11 team, who was selected as Team coach for the India Tour. The U11 Team wishes to thank Awqaf SA for their support in assisting the team and making the dreams of the players a reality.