NEW DELHI: Kings XI Punjab, recently announced its association with Events Experts, a Chandigarh based full service events and marketing company for initiating ‘ACB 20-20’, an intra school, college and university tournament.
The 20-20 big bash tournament will be played amongst the age group of 16 to 24 years across the catchment areas including Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Delhi-NCR, Rajasthan, Uttrakhand and Uttar Pradesh. The registration for the tournament commenced 10 October.
As a part of the tournament, trial sessions will be undertaken across 100 schools, 100 colleges and 20 universities in the catchment area. The distinguished selection panel consisting former Ranji players, IPL players and coaches like Amit Uniyal (IPL Fame), Sukhwinder Singh Bawa (Yuvraj Singh’s coach), etc will shortlist 120 players.
The selected players will be divided amongst eight teams who will play a total of 15 matches (12 league matches, two semifinals and the Final) at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3 Panchkula.
The first round of trails was held at Malhan Cricket Academy, Jhajjar on 11 October followed by S.D. School, Rajiv Chowk Gurgaon on 13 October.
Registration for Punjab region will commence on 16 October at S.D College Chandigarh followed by Rayat Bahra Group of Colleges on 17 October and SUSCET College Tangori on 18 October.
Commenting on the occasion, Kings XI Punjab COO Col. Arvinder Singh said, “We are happy to partner with Event Experts to provide a suitable opportunity to budding cricketers from our catchment area to display their skills. We hope this activity goes a long way in providing a much needed platform to these cricketers. In the future too Kings XI Punjab shall continue to undertake such activities at various levels.”
The winning team will be entitled for a cash prize, per player worth Rs 15,000 and runner-up per player Rs 10,000. Amongst other award categories, Man of the Match will be awarded with gift vouchers, best bowler & best batsman Rs 25,000 each and Man of the Series will be bestowed with Rs 50,000.
Being a community driven team, Kings XI Punjab has undertaken this initiative to reach out to its discerning fans in the catchment area and give them a chance to realise their dreams into reality.