Jaipur; 3rd November 2015: Rajasthan is all set to witness some exciting cricketing action as Wonder Cement Ltd, one of the state’s leading cement companies today announces the launch of Wonder Cement Saath:7 Cricket Mahotsav. The tournament that will attract participation of 39,840 cricket enthusiasts from over 249 tehsils across Rajasthan, is pegged to be a large sports based citizen engagement initiative. Former Indian captain and Captain of the 1983 World Cup, Mr. Kapil Dev rolls out the initiative along with Mr. Vivek Patni at a glittering ceremony held in the city.
Wonder Cement Saath:7 Cricket Mahotsav is a seven-over an inning, seven players per team cricket tournament which will cover every zone, district, tehsil and village of Rajasthan. With an aim to engage the last mile cricket lover, the tournament will also look at identify cricketing talent from within the state. The winners & runners up of the tournament will be awarded prize money of INR 3,50,000/- and INR 1,40,000/- respectively. The total prize money for winners in the inaugural edition of this tournament is to the tune of Rs.30Lacs.
Commenting on his association with the tournament, Mr. Kapil Dev said, “I’m delighted to be a part of Wonder Cement Saath:7 Cricket Mahotsav. This is a wonderful platform to identify budding talent from within the state. This tournament will encourage greatly in identifying and grooming young cricketing talent in the state and my hope is that more of them go on to represent India.”
He added, “I am happy that the game has corporates like Wonder Cement who are committed to encourage budding talent in sports. The Wonder Cricket Academy at Udaipur that has trained over 450 sports enthusiasts so far.”
Speaking about the initiative, Mr. Vivek Patni – Director, Wonder Cement Ltd., said, “It gives us all at Wonder Cement immense pleasure and a great sense of satisfaction to announce the launch of Wonder Cement Saath:7 Cricket Mahotsav in Rajasthan. We believe that through this activity we will be able to provide a platform to the state’s talented young players to showcase their talent, get identified at the grassroots level and groomed to go on to play bigger league games in the future. Wonder Cement has always believed in promoting sports and has always been closely associated with cricket.”
Wonder Cement Saath:7 Cricket Mahotsav will commence from 19th December 2015 and will run for four weeks with matches being played on weekends. There will be a total of 3984 teams battling for the coveted title. The tournament will also encourage participation from women, by awarding seven runs to a team if a girl is a part of the playing seven. After 15 hit-out matches between the 16 shortlisted teams, one winning team will emerge as the Team of the Tehsil. Tehsil Teams converge at District Headquarters and face each other to shortlist the District Team. 33 District Teams converge at 6 Zones around Rajasthan to identify 6 Zonal Teams. 6 Zonal Teams meet at Udaipur on the 10th of January 2016 for the Playoffs to identify the State Level, Wonder Cement Saath:7 Cricket Mahotsav Champion of Rajasthan.
While all the teams reaching the finals of each district will be presented with certificates, bats and balls, the members of the final six teams will be presented with a complete cricket kit. In addition, there will also be titles like Best Batsman, Best Bowler, Best Fielder and Best Girl Player of the tournament other than Man of the Match awards for grand Finale Match and Man of the Series.
Any resident of Rajasthan can be a part of this tournament by registering his / her team by visiting Wonder Cement’s selective authorised dealers across the state. Anyone over the age of 15 is permitted to play in the tournament. Registrations are free of cost.
For more information, call 1800 3000 0646 (Toll Free) and http://saath7.wondercement.com