Cricket enthusiasts in the city who are employed and would love to get into the ground to play a game of competitive cricket have a reason to cheer. For the first time a twenty-20 cricket tournament – Vizag Super 20 Cricket – is being organised in the city for raising funds for charity.
The first edition being played from December 1 will see 16 teams compete for prize money of Rs. 1 lakh and the runner up getting Rs. 50,000.
The proceeds from the match would go to Faza Foundation for helping it to take up charity work such as medical aid, welfare for women and children and education for the needy child, Aslam Aarf, Gulraj Saleh and Ishtiyak of the Faza Foundation told the media here on Thursday.
The organisers displayed the grand trophy for the winner and announced the schedule of the matches.
The tournament being held at Port Stadium will be on knock-out basis with two matches per day. The morning session starts at 9.30 am and the afternoon session at 1:30 pm. The winners of the knockout tournament will then play quarters, semifinals culminating into a grand final on December 8.
The 16 participating teams are VPC Sports Club, BNI Vizag, NAV Ship, Waltair Club Raiders, RVR Titans, Varun Gladiators, WNS Master Blaster, WNS Warriors, Vihar Super Kings, Eastern Naval Command Cricket Team, Vizag Shipping Warriors, Vaibhav XI, HPCL/VR Cricket Team, VCTPL, Brandix and Alwar Das Group.
16 teams to take part in the tourney to be held at Port Stadium on knock-out basis