Parle Tilak club wins CIA U-12 Premier League




Mumbai: The CIA – U12 Premier League organized by Cricket India Academy (CIA) – the cricket division of SEDIL (Sports Education Development India Ltd), came to an end today at the Police Gymkhana grounds with the final match played between MIG and Parle Tilak.

Parle Tilak club wins CIA U-12 Premier League

Parle Tilak club wins CIA U-12 Premier League

The final match was a low scoring game, where MIG club won the toss and decided to bat. The first innings ended early on a flat batting wicket, the total score put on board by MIG was a two digit number, they were all down for 55 runs in 20 overs. Right handed batsmen Aditya Gole topped the batting scorecard with 18(43). The wickets of MIG club fell at regular intervals giving the opposition an opportunity to win the league title.

The bowling unit of Parle Tilak performed extremely well, restricting the opposition for merely 55 runs, the opening medium pacer Dhruv Mahabal gave the early breakthrough, Dhruv took 2 wickets in his 5 overs, giving away only 4 runs.  Aradhya Shinde, left arm off spinner supported the medium pacer with bowling figures 2-8.

Parle Tilak comfortably chased the total in just 11.5 overs with young and charismatic batsmen Siaraj Surve played not out innings and scored quick 25 runs in just 26 balls. The target was easily achieved by the batting unit of Parle Tilak losing only 2 wickets. The overall batting and bowling unit of Parle Tilak today showed the team strength and were successful in winning the title of CIA’s first U-12 premier league.

The star of the tournament was, Sheesh Shetty, left handed batsmen scoring 145 runs in 6 matches and taking 7 wickets. Jayam Birawal from MIG club was recognized as the best batsmen of the tournament scoring highest 325 runs in just 5 matches. The best bowler reward went to Visharad Pagare of Parle Tilak, taking 10 wickets in 6 matches. The all rounder from Parle Tilak Dhruv Mahabal was adjudged as Man of the Match.

SEDIL, is a joint venture between education specialists Podar Enterprise and Kohinoor Group, has taken the initiative to launch its first Under-12 Premier League 2013 in Mumbai. After a thorough selection process, 12 leading Cricket Academies from Mumbai were invited to participate in CIA’s U-12 Premier League 2013. The league is yet another tool of Cricket India Academy (CIA) to impart budding cricketers across Mumbai a platform to showcase their talent and skills as there are not many tournaments for this age group.

CIA’s U-12 Premier League 2013, which began on 30th April, has seen the participation from prominent academies in Mumbai, which included Worli Sports Club, MIG Gymkhana, Vengsarkar Cricket Foundation A, Vengsarkar Cricket Foundation B, Kandivili Youngsters, Chandrakant Pandit Cricket Clinic, Amre Cricket Clinic, Bengal Sports Lalchand Rajput Sports Club, Parle Tilak Cricket Academy, Police Gymkhana, Cricket India Academy and Mahim Juvenile Sports Clinic.

CIA offers cricket education to the age group between 5 – 16 years and its training academies are spread across India in Mumbai, Thane, Mangalore, Coorg, Rudrapur, and Raipur and are shortly coming up in Chennai and Hyderabad. The company’s target is to be present in most of the metros, semi metros and prominent cities in next 2-3 years. It has the exclusive master rights for Cricket Australia written Cricket Education Program (CEP) for the participant within the age group of 9 to 14 years of age.

Former India cricketer Mr Pravin Amre is CIA’s Coach Director, while former Australian fast bowler Mr Brett Lee is CEP Brand Ambassador. Former Aussie test player Mr Michael Hussey along with Australia women’s team players Ms Ellyse Perry and Ms  Alyssa Healy are CEP Role Models.

Mr Arun K Khetan, CEO, SEDIL, said, ”CIA envisioned the development of this league tournament as we observed that currently only one such tournament catering to the segment of U-12 is being held in Mumbai. We feel a strong desire to execute this league  to bridge the gap and leverage more enriching experience,  imparting  budding cricketers not only from its academy but across Mumbai including the CEP participants and imbibe it as a regular event in the cricket calendar of the city.”

Mr Nilesh Kulkarni, former India test player and the Chief Guest, gave away prizes to the winning team. He applauded SEDIL and CIA for the U-12 Premier League. “It is a fantastic opportunity for youngsters to play in such a professionally run League and gain experience. My best wishes to Cricket India Academy for the future and hope this League goes national.”

MIG  V/S PARLE TILAK

Brief Scores:

MIG : 55-10 (Aditya Gole 18, Vishal Gavit 4, Siddharth Nair 3, Sai Chavan 2, Mehul Kambli 2, Shreyas Mandlik 1, Arav Jadhav 1, Nilay Pawar 1, Dhruv Mahabal 2-4, Aaradhya Shinde 2-8, Visharad Pagare 1-14, Anil Joshi 1-4 ) v/s  PARLE TILAK: 56-2 (Siaraj Surve 25, Sheesh Shetty 16, Aryan More 5, Shreyan Pai 4, Shreyas Mandalik 1-19, Aditya Gole 1-10)

RESULTS: PARLE TILAK won by 8 wickets

Man of the Match: Dhruv Mahabal  (Parle Tilak Club)

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