Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun to feature in JP Atray memorial cricket tournament
Legendary batter Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun will feature in the 27th All-India JP Atray memorial cricket tournament beginning from September 22, organising secretary Sushil Kapoor said on Wednesday.
The 16 teams competing in the competition were divided into four pools, each with four sides.
“Arjun Tendulkar (22-year-old left-arm pacer) will be playing in the tournament from the Goa Cricket Association side,” Kapoor said at a press conference.
Goa Cricket Association, Players Academy XI Delhi, HPCA, JKCA, Minerva Cricket Academy, UTCA Chandigarh, Players XI Bihar, Baroda Cricket Association, RBI Mumbai, PCA Colts, and MPCA are just a few of the teams who are taking part.
“We have been able to eke out a 12 days playing time encompassing 31 matches in six venues. With the help and support of Punjab Cricket Association management, Chandigarh UT Sports Department. And also Haryana Sports Department,” convener of the tournament Vivek Atray said.
More than 100 players who later went on to wear the national colours. They have participated in the BCCI-recognized tournament over the years.
The tournament’s chairman, Chander Shekhar, a former DGP of the Punjab police. He announced that the winners will receive a monetary award of Rs 2 lakh. While the runners-up will receive Rs 1 lakh.
Each game will have a man-of-the-match award, he said.
“Best batsman, best bowler and player of the tournament special prizes will given during the finals,” he said.
“This is the most prestigious and long standing cricket tournament in north India. And has also won a wide acclaim all over the country as one of the best organised event.”
The tournament will held at Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur, IS Bindra Cricket Stadium, Mohali, Sector 16 cricket stadium, Chandigarh, Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Panchkula and also GMSS, Sector 26, Chandigarh.
The finals will played on October 3 at Mohali.