- Accenture wins the first match against TCS.
- As many as 28 leading corporate teams are wielding their bats in this 11th edition.
- Mr. Manoj Tiwari, Delhi President of BJP was the Chief Guest for the inaugural matches.
Faridabad, January 13, 2018: With the advent of winters, the love and enthusiasm for cricket at Manav Rachna spreads across the campus. The most-awaited Manav Rachna Corporate Cricket Challenge Cup is celebrating its 11th season this year. The 11th Manav Rachna Corporate Cricket Challenge Cup 2018 was inaugurated today by Mr. Manoj Tiwari, Delhi President of the Bhartiya Janta Party; Dr. Prashant Bhalla, President, Manav Rachna Educational Institutions (MREI); Dr. Amit Bhalla, Vice President, MREI; Dr. Sanjay Srivastava, MD, MREI; Mr. Sarkar Talwar, Director, Sports, MREI; in the presence of representatives of the 28 corporate teams and senior luminaries from MREI.Dr. Amit Bhalla shared the vision of Dr. O P Bhalla behind instituting the Manav Rachna Corporate Cricket Challenge Cup. He added: “The idea behind conducting this tournament is to bring the top corporate houses on a common ground, inculcating a spirt of sportsmanship.Sports are the best way to create bonding between teams. May the best team win”.
Dr. Prashant Bhalla shared that Manav Rachna Educational Institutions are committed to creating better human beings. He said: “All that we do at the campus; be it our focus on entrepreneurship, our innovation eco-system and the sports infrastructure that we provide to our students … are all aimed at creating better human beings”.
The Chief Guest Mr. Manoj Tiwari reminisced his days as a cricket player when he batted for an over during this tournament. Recounting the days of Celebrity Cricket League, he thanked Mr. Sarkar Talwar for his contribution in helping take the Celebrity Cricket League to its existing levels.
As the playfield for thecorporate cricket for over a decade now, the Cricket Challenge Cup has become a kind of tradition of Manav Rachna Family packing three months of excitement and sportsman spirit among all.
This year the tournament is witnessing participation from 28 top corporate houses which include Maruti Suzuki, Aakash Darshan, JCB, Ballabhgarh; Dabur India; TCS, NHAI, Accenture, Jagran Group, Honda Car, Suzuki Motorcycle, Knorr-Bremse, D.D. News, Aaj Tak, Sarvodaya Hospital, Supreme Court Advocates Cricket Association, IIFL-Wealth, Adidas, Sledge Hammer, Sports Scribe, Fortis Hospital, Indian Oil, HPCL, Hero Motocorp, NDTV, MREI, Honda Motorcycle, Metafab Engineers India Pvt Ltd, and Wave Infratech.
The first match was played between TCS and Accenture.TCS won the toss and decided to bat and scored 192 runs at the loss of four wickets, giving tough competition to Accenture. But Accenture made the hour count and won the match by securing 193 runs. Mr. Sourabh from Accenture was considered ‘Man of the Match’.
The view of the grand Champion Trophy excited every player and filled them with more passion to be the holder of this trophy.