Peace Zone of Akron team is crowned champions of the first league cricket organized by the Bhutanese Cricket Club of Iowa (BCCI) in Des Moines, IA.
In the final, Peace Zone won the toss and got elected to bat, setting the target of 92 in 16 overs. Given the challenge, Team Iowa could not chase the target within the allocated Wickets and Overs.
Ram Rai and Prakash Bastola were named the man of the match and man of the series, respectively.
Teams from Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Ohio participated in the three-day league tournament concluded on the final day of the Labor Day weekend. Community leader Kamal Dahal served umpire to the final.
Volunteer Nabin Khadka said, “One objective of the tournament is to inspire youths to play cricket and foster sense of brotherhood with the community members from the participating teams.”