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HYDERABAD: Jaisimha Cricket Academy will organise the biggest-ever prize money — the Seagram’s Corporate cricket tournament — in Hyderabad from February 13, according to Vidyuth Jaisimha, chief coordinator.
Vidyuth informed the media here that the event, featuring 12 teams, has a winner’s purse of Rs. 2.5 lakh and the runner-up Rs. 1.25 lakh. The event will be held on league-cum-knockout format with the matches consisting of 16 overs a team.
T-shirts for every member of the team, gift hampers from Bingo, and other special gifts will be distributed after every game.
The academy is a venture promoted by the family of the late M.L. Jaisimha.
“We wish to raise funds for the promotion of the game and also for grooming young talent in the academy which has facilities that can be availed round the year,” Vidyuth explained.
“Several domestic and international cricketers have benefitted from the facilities at the academy. Test star V.V.S. Laxman practises at the facilities prior to every international tour and strongly endorses it to his colleagues in the Indian cricket team,” Vidyuth said.
For details contact Ph: 9866355154 or 9849028060.Football selections
The Andhra Pradesh Football Revival Committee, appointed by the All India Football Federation, will organise selection trials for the 18th senior women’s National championship, to be held in Manipur from March 1, at Gymkhana Grounds from February 10 to 15, according to C.R. Visswanathan, AIFF nominee for AP football affairs. Those interested may contact the District Sports Authority of Hyderabad office at the venue or contact Ph: 27900649.Death condoled
Shastri Soccer Club condoled the death of Johnson Xavier, who represented the State in seven Nationals, at a specially convened meeting at Trimulgherry Village Grounds here.
P. Gowrishankar, president, Jagadish, advisor, former India captain Victor Amalraj and P. Rajendran, president of RRFA, were among those who recalled the late player’s contribution to the sport. Johnson was a product of the Shastri Soccer Club.SBH wins trophy
State Bank of Hyderabad won the title in the second SBH T-10 Power Cup cricket tournament when it beat FIMA Constructions by nine wickets in the final.
The scores: FIMA Constructions 116 (Surender Goud 79 n.o.) lost to SBH 120 for one (Daniel Manohar 52 n.o., Venkat Dhatrak 44).
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