Preparations are under way to make the final of the Coca Cola Bahrain Premier League 2018 a grand event.
The final, between Intex Lions and Awan Warriors, will be held on Friday at the Isa Town cricket ground.
Speaking at a press conferene yesterday, KHK Sports CEO Mohammed Shahid said the final will be attended by celebrities from film, entertainment, sports and cultural fields. The event will also showcase cultural and entertainment programmes for the family audience.
Bollywood actor and entrepreneur Sunil Shetty and former cricketer, commentator and author Aakash Chopra are among the prominent guests at the final.
The online viewership of the Bahrain Premier League had crossed 200,000 during the semi-finals all across GCC, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, South Africa and United Kingdom, said Bahrain Premier League president Mohammed Mansoor.
“We were successful in nurturing the growth of cricket to the next level while providing a career opportunity for the youth in sports. We have received overwhelming response from the International athletes, celebrities and entertainment professionals,” added Mansoor.
“The initiative held under the patronage of Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa had captured the attention of cricket-playing nations around the world for the very first time. The franchise-based initiative brought together business and sports for the very first time in the community of cricket in Bahrain. Development of sports has far-reaching effects for economy, tourism, cultural relations, diplomatic relations, hospitality and service sector.” said Shahid.
Cricket Bahrain Association officials were also present at yesterday’s press conference.