Bantwal: Abdul Razak (52), son of the late Abubakar and a resident of Surikumer near Mani in the taluk, tragically succumbed to a heart attack on Thursday night while in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

Abdul Razak had been working abroad for the past 15 years and had recently returned to his hometown for a vacation. He had only resumed his work in Saudi Arabia three months ago.

According to family sources, no decision has been made yet regarding the funeral of the deceased in Saudi Arabia, as administrative offices are observing a week-long holiday. The family is currently awaiting further instructions and guidance in this matter.

Abdul Razak is survived by his wife, two daughters, and numerous relatives who are grieving his untimely demise.

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Qatar: The Udupi Premier League Season 1, organized by Udupi Restaurant Qatar in association with Smart Cricketers Qatar, concluded with a grand closing ceremony. The tournament, which featured ten auction-based teams comprising Karnataka players residing in Qatar, culminated in a thrilling finale.

Team Udupi Legends, owned by Faisal G and captained by Imran Shirva, emerged as the champions, while Team Royal Qatar, owned by Sheikh Mainuddin and led by Parvez (Pajju), secured the runner-up position.

The tournament paid homage to notable players Imran Koteshwara, Abdul Rauf, Imran Shirva, Deekshit Alva, Parvez (Pajju), Abdul Sathar, Suhel Billi, Abdul Salam Mohammad Sheikh, and Mirza Khaleel for their dedication and contributions to cricket in Qatar.

Awards to best performing players:

Final Match Man of the Match: Safan Pathan
Man of the Series (Most Valuable Player): Nizar Arekkal
Best Batsman: Abdul Rauf
Best Bowler: Mohammad Rabeez
Best Fielder: Farhan Shirva
Best Wicket Keeper: Abdul Vaheed

The opening ceremony, held on June 19, 2024, was inaugurated by Deepak Shetty and Abdul Khader. The closing ceremony saw the presence of distinguished guests including Faisal G, Musthafa G, Mohammed Junaid of Udupi Restaurant Qatar, and Asmath Ali, Abdul Shukur, Mohammad Thoufiq from Smart Cricketers Qatar, along with Akshaya Acharya.