And that something is … cricket.
Ernst & Young (EY) Oman has won the Auditors Cricket Tournament (Inter Audit firms) concluded recently. This is the fourth consecutive time that EY has won the Auditors Cricket Cup.
Yes, the Auditors Cricket Cup is a thing. And the EY squadron really took it to the competition this year, which included teams from PwC, Deloitte, KPMG, HC Shah, Ibn Hyan, and Crowe Horwath.
The first semifinal featured two powerhouses of the cricket pitch: EY and PwC. And Omar Sarfraz, a senior consultant at EY Oman, was a one-man wrecking machine against P Dubs:
EY won the toss and chose to field. EY bowlers restricted PwC to 61 runs in six overs.
In reply, EY achieved their target comfortably with nine balls to spare. The highlight of the match was six sixes in six balls by Omar Sarfraz of EY, who was declared Man of the Match and Man of the Tournament.
I guess Sarfraz’s “six sixes in six balls” is like Bryce Harper hitting six home runs on six pitches, so well done, Omar. Did anyone test this man for HGH before the match?
In the second semifinal, the ball-slappers and bowlers of KPMG outlasted HC Shah by four wickets, setting up an epic championship showdown between the Weinbergers and the Klynveldians.
KPMG won the toss and elected to bowl first and restricted EY to a modest total of 48 runs in six overs. In reply, EY’s bowlers held their nerves and bowled tight line which helped them to bowl out KPMG in 5.5 overs to lift the Auditors Cricket Cup 2018 title.
Pankaj Gupta, a tax manager from EY, was declared Man of the Match in the finals. And there’s no truth to the rumor that Mark Weinberger was the waterboy for the winning side.