World Shirdi Sai Baba Organisation (UK)

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Shirdi Sai Cricket Tournament 2015

Jai Sai Ram!

I would like to share the ultimate reason(s), if anyone wondering why cricket event was organised by WSSBO, UK. We all know that Cricket has been a very popular sport amongst huge scale of people. This event contributed to bring different cultures together in our community through Cricket. Mainly, to bring to light about Shirdi Sai Baba’s presence, his prophecies that includes focus, love, forgiveness, helping others, charity, self-realization, contentment and bringing cultures together. Being a devotee of Shridi Sai Baba for long time and destined to be so for ever, I was very honoured to be given a chance by WSSBO, UK to organise the 2nd Annual Shirdi Sai Baba Cricket tournament held at Flanders field, Eastham. A big thanks to the WSSBO, UK. management!

9th August 2015 was a perfect day for cricket, dry and sunny throughout with 5 teams competing to win the 2nd Annual Shirdi Sai Baba Cricket tournament. Great atmosphere, excellent facility, good food, colourful family events, amazing awards topped up the event. Teams who have participated were well managed by their captains and played with quality and competed with great sportsmanship in the right spirit. Massive thanks to all the teams and the players for their kind contribution towards this successful event.First Annual Shirdi Sai Baba Cricket Tournament held in 2014 was won by Sai 11 CC.

Here are some high points of the second annual tournament held on the 9th of August 2015:

Ø  Teams participated


Team Name

Team Captain


London Underground

Mr. Waheed Shah



Mr. Puneet Sharma


London Coolers

Mr. Manek Bahl


East London Telugu Warriors

Mr. London Ganesh


Thambikotai Cricket Club(TCC)

Mr. Mariyappan


Banana Labs

Mr. Sriram Angajala


Ø  Team 4 - East London Telugu warriors withdrew themselves from the tournament voluntarily as they were unable to make the playing eleven.

Ø  Invincibles, London coolers, Thambikotai Cricket Club and Banana Labs made through to the semi-finals after good fought preliminary matches.

Ø  London Coolers beat Banana Labs and Thambikotai Cricket club beat Invincibles respectively in their semi-final clashes to cement their spots for the final.

Ø  Thambikotai Cricket Club held their nerves and brilliantly toppled London Coolers in a crunch match to win the final and were crowned champions of the 2nd Annual Shirdi Sai Baba Cricket tournament 2015.  

Ø  Multiple awards presentation lead to the culmination of this successful event. The awards that were honoured are categorized below along with the winners name.

Award Category

Award Winners

Shridi Sai Baba Cricket Champions 2015

Thambikotai Cricket Club(TCC)

Player of the Tournament

Sajith from Thambikotai Cricket Club

Total aggregate of runs is 206 which includes 2 half centuries

Bowler of the Tournament

Selvam, from Thambikotai Cricket Club

Total wickets is 7

Hat trick in the Tournament

Suresh from London Coolers CC

2 Bowled and 1 caught at midwicket area

6 Consecutive 4’s in an over

Pritesh from London Coolers CC

Report prepared by event coordinator : Mr. Niranjan


Sai Annual Event 2015

Jai Sai Ram

Outstanding cultural show transformed Newham Town hall - London. The 4th year anniversary and the cultural event of WORLD SHIRDI SAI BABA ORGANISATION ( UK ) was held at the Newham Townhall on 31st May 2015- Sunday.The event commenced with a special prayer performed by our local priest and the East Ham Mahalakshmi temple priest.

At any one point of time there were around 700 devotees in the hall but throughout the event which lasted from 2.00 pm till 7.00 pm, as many as 1500 devotees would have attended the SAI ANNUAL CULTURAL SHOW - LONDON 2015. Around two thousand ' ANNUAL SAI TIMES MAGAZINE - 2015 ' were distributed four days prior to the event, which brought much publicity to this grand show. After the bhajan session was over, then the splendid display of cultural show began with great devotion and enthusiasm.There was this dance-drama by children depicting Baba and His contemporary devotees. It was admirable to see one child dressed like Shirdi Sai Baba.

The dance drama on Ramayana was a marvellous visualisation of legendary character like Lord Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and the character of Hanuman carrying the Sanjivini mountain is etched permanently in the shelf of my memory. Another interesting and the highlight of the entire event was the Mystic Bhajans by Antarrma and group , while simultaneously Mr. Felix incorporated Yoga to the beats of the djemba drum and Vedic mantras. This particular session brought togetherness of body , mind , spirit for health and well-being.

The dancers ( all white girls ) in Indian costumes from the angel dance group performed for fast moving Indian songs, caused the audience to erupt in shouts, claps and smiles of appreciation as they started to dance. It was unfailingly cheerful and enthusiastic. Guests were treated to varieties of richly Indian dishes and the spicy aroma permeated the air. As for my part, as the chairman of World Shirdi Sai Baba Organisation ( UK ), I wanted to see this event get high level exposure throughout Europe and this desire was fulfilled by live telecast of the entire programme by OMKARA TV CHANNEL - LONDON.

Holistically, the entire event was well-run and well attended. All in all, it was a great success with tremendous improvement in both, programmes and attendance. Many people played a role in the success of this event i.e. sponsors, volunteers, devotees and well wishers. Everybody deserves praise and a pat on their back.

Om Sai Ram

SP Kannan

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