The TAFE Sports and Recreation Club had recently organized an indoor cricket tournament for all employees. This tournament saw 160 players from 16 teams participating with complete enthusiasm. The format and rules of this tournament were in similar lines of the popular box cricket league. A round-robin format was followed at the league stage with the 16 teams separated into two groups of 8 teams each. The top 4 teams from each group played knockout games in the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and the finals.
All games were played with 6 overs per innings with each team comprising of 6 players with atleast one woman player. This encouraged the women employees to prove their cricketing skills with many of them showcasing match-winning performances both with the ball and the bat. Some of them proved to have a natural ability with their exceptional fielding skills.
Dealer Development and Product Training Centre qualified for the Grand Finals which was held on 9th September 2019. Team PTC scored 36 runs in 6 overs. The Dealer Development team won the match by chasing down the target with 5 wickets remaining.
Mr. Ravindra Gupta, Vice President – Network Strategy & Allied Business Development and Mr. Ramgopal Panigrahi, Senior General Manager – Customer Support were the guests present at the finals and they presented the trophies to the winners and runners-up. They encouraged the Sports and Recreation Club to organize more such sporting events which would motivate employees to be active and fit.
The club has recently announced its next tournament, the TAFE badminton league which will begin this month.