Manav Rachna lifted the Champions’ Trophy of the 14th Manav Rachna Corporate Cricket Challenge Cup 2021 with a score of 241 beating Asian Hospital by 3 runs in a nail-biting last over. Asian Hospital bagged the Runners-up trophy of the tournament.
Manav Rachna won the toss of the final match and elected to bat first. Team scored 241 runs in 20 overs at the loss of 8 wickets. Mr. Nikhil Diwakar, Team Manav Rachna was declared ‘Man of the Match’ for scoring 96 runs in 36 balls and hitting 13 sixes. Team of Asian Hospital scored 238 runs in 20 overs at the loss of 6 wickets.
Dr. Prashant Bhalla, President, MREI; Dr. Amit Bhalla, Vice President, MREI; Dr. Sanjay Srivastava, MD, MREI; Dr. NC Wadhwa, DG-MREI; Mr. Sarkar Talwar, Director, Sports, MREI; Mr. Ronjan Sodhi, Arjuna Awardee and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee; representatives of the 25 corporate teams and senior luminaries from MREI were present on the occasion.
Dr. Prashant Bhalla congratulated the Manav Rachna team as they won the 14th Manav Rachna Corporate Cricket Challenge Cup with their utmost dedication and team spirit. He expressed his delight by saying, “This corporate cricket challenge cup is a wonderful opportunity for us to connect with the corporate world.”
Mr. Sachin from Manav Rachna bagged the title of the ‘Best Batsman of the Tournament’; Neeraj from Asian Hospital was declared ‘Best Bowler for the Tournament’; Rajesh from Asian Hospital- ‘Best Fielder of the Tournament’; and Nikhil Diwakar from Manav Rachna owned the title of the ‘Player of the Tournament’.
Dr. O.P. Bhalla Foundation awarded the Manav Rachna team (winner) the prize of Rs. 1 Lakh and Rs. 21,000 prize to Mr. Nikhil Diwakar, ‘Player of the Tournament’.
The Cup was instituted in the memory of Founder Visionary Dr. O P Bhalla with the belief that sports inculcate life-long skills, camaraderie and bonding among players.
25 leading Corporates from Delhi-NCR including Maruti Suzuki (Gurugram); Hero Motocorp (Gurugram); JCB (Faridabad); Escorts Construction (Faridabad); Aakash Darshan (Delhi); ACE (Faridabad); Honda Cars (Greater Noida); Aaj Tak (Delhi); Asian Hospital (Faridabad); Sarvodaya Hospital (Faridabad), NHPC (Faridabad); Honda Motorcycles (Gurugram); National Highways Authority of India (Delhi); IIFL-Wealth (Delhi); Adidas (Gurugram); DD News (Delhi); Metafab (Faridabad); Tata Consultancy Services; IRCON International; Press Club of India; HPCL; Glen India; Wave Infratech; Architect Sports Trust and Manav Rachna Educational Institutions (Faridabad) participated in the Cup, this year. A total of 51 matches were played in the 14th Manav Rachna Corporate Cricket Challenge Cup 2021.