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1 Phoenix Cheetahs A look back over the years… Murad-Rana Cricket Award Night April 17, 2010

2 Introducing the Cheetahs

3 Favorite Cricketer: Shakib Al-Hasan Favorite Murad-Rana Moment: Reducing the Chandler Bengals to 7/30-odd runs last year! Fun Fact: I used to play tennis ball cricket in a one-sided driveway where any off drive meant jump over the wall and deal with neighbor's "ever-so- friendly" dog – that is why I favor the leg side! Qazi Iqbal Picklu (captain)

4 Favorite Cricketer: All Bangladeshis Favorite Murad-Rana Moment: Winning the tournament in its first year! Fun Fact: I am the most successful manager in the history of the Murad-Rana tournament Jalal Ahmed (manager)

5 Favorite Cricketer: All Bangladeshis Favorite Murad-Rana Moment: When I realized that once a Cheetah, always a Cheetah! Fun Fact: I tried to motivate my team by promising to bring jerseys from Bangladesh if they beat the Bengals, and they took it literally – soon I found myself with a luggage full of jerseys Rizvi Chowdhury

6 Aziz Ahmed Favorite Cricketer: Rahul Dravid Favorite Murad-Rana Moment: Winning the tournament in its first year! Fun Fact: I played at Dhaka Stadium, but cannot brag about it (too much) as I scored a duck in the first Nirman School Cricket Final Aziz Ahmed

7 Favorite Cricketer: All Bangladeshis Favorite Murad-Rana Moment: I love it all! Fun Fact: Its true that once a Cheetah, always a Cheetah! Masud Chowdhury

8 Favorite Cricketer: Any ruthless fast bowler Favorite Murad-Rana Moment: Singing at the Cheetahs victory party last year Fun Fact: I hit Nabeel for a six batting left- handed during practice Tofayel Ahmed (Topu)

9 Favorite Cricketer: Wasim Akram Favorite Murad-Rana Moment: Winning the tournament in its first year! Fun Fact: No matter how bad I bowl, Taha feels that I deserve a wicket. Firoz Murshid

10 Favorite Cricketer: Wasim Akram Favorite Murad-Rana Moment: Winning the trophy for the 2 nd time. Fun Fact: Famous for being tough on the field. Rashedul Shanto

11 Favorite Cricketer: Jacques Kallis Favorite Murad-Rana Moment: When I left in the middle of the tournament to get married Fun Fact: It looks like I am concentrating on the game in this picture, but I was really thinking of leaving the tournament to get married Parvez Khaled

12 Favorite Cricketer: Tamim Iqbal Favorite Murad-Rana Moment: Winning the Final, and hitting game-winning shots Fun Fact: I like to keep it cool, but enjoy making my teammates nervous by leaving the 6s till the very end Adnan Ahmed

13 Favorite Cricketer: Jonty Rhodes Favorite Murad-Rana Moment: Of course, winning the championship against the Chandler Bengals last year Fun Fact: I am not all that aggressive on the field, but I find it difficult to keep myself calm when Sayeed Bhai comes to bowl! Gazi Saurav Islam

14 Favorite Cricketer: Rahul Dravid Favorite Murad-Rana Moment: Being part of the complete and powerful Cheetahs team in Fun Fact: I share my birthday with the great United States of America Sartaj, who once opened the batting with Richie Richardson! Nabeel Rahman

15 Favorite Cricketer: Ricky Ponting Favorite Murad-Rana Moment: Whenever I can exchange sledges with Moon (might be the only thing I do better than him in cricket)! Sartaj Bhuiyan Fun Fact: I opened the batting with Richie Richardson in a league game in Philadelphia … oh and I share my birthday with the great United States of America Nabeel!

16 Taufiq Mahmood Favorite Cricketer: Mohammad Azharuddin Favorite Murad-Rana Moment: First game this year when I played cricket after many many years. Fun Fact: I never dropped a catch before Murad Rana tournament.

17 Favorite Cricketer: I havent watched too much cricket, but I cant imagine anyone being better than Adnan Ahmed from the Cheetahs Favorite Murad-Rana Moment: Having the opportunity to learn the game, and taking a catch (was a rarity for the team this season!) Fun Fact: I used to be an avid tennis player Zareef Chowdhury

18 Favorite Cricketer: Lance Klusener Favorite Murad-Rana Moment: Beating the Laveen Broncos in the group stages after losing to them in the ATP final Fun Fact: I find it very difficult to wake up in the morning, no matter how big / important the game is… Ashfaque Haque

19 And then we lost a few players …

20 But we will survive … Rahul – now at the beaches in LA Shammim Bhai – smoking with Bagha now We also miss Wali, Bashir, Shojib Bhai, Tawab Bhai, Rois Bhai and our beloved Rana Bhai!!!

21 Cheetahs in the Murad-Rana Tournament … how we are similar to the US market

22 2006 – 2009 The US economy boomed And the Cheetahs boomed

23 Team with the trophy

24 Team

25 Captains Victory Speech

26 Always had a trophy in hand…

27 We hit the winning runs…

28 : The US economy ran into a deep recession And the Cheetahs ran into…

29 Milton Bhai

30 A disappointing season, but…

31 We look forward to being back next year!!!

32 Our heartiest congratulations go out to …

33 Laveen Broncos … well-deserved winners

34 Moon – Captain, Broncos; MoM of both ATP & Murad-Rana finals

35 Hasan Bhai – Player of the Tournament

36 Dulal Bhai – First player to score 500 runs in the tournament

37 Special thanks to…

38 Zain Bhai – for all his support and organization of the tournament

39 Vashkor Bhai – for providing more game statistics than you could ever imagine!

40 Everyone who came to watch the games – we hope to see you again next year!

41 In loving memory of …

42 You are deeply missed …

43 Thank you for watching, we hope you enjoy the rest of your night!


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