Zee DNA unveils Super Sixes Corporate Cricket Challenge

MUMBAI: Zee Network and DNA (Daily News & Analysis) have announced the Zee DNA Super Sixes Corporate Cricket Challenge. Four ex-captains and leading international cricket players will team up with corporate India’s best cricket teams in the Zee DNA Super Sixes.

The winning team gets an all expenses paid trip to watch India’s first 20-20 match against South Africa in Johannesburg and a Rolling Gold Trophy., according to an official release.

The tournament will see players from corporate cricket teams playing alongside cricketing stalwarts such as Mohammad Azharuddin, Dilip Vengsarkar, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Arvinda Desilva, Romesh Kaluwitarna, Venkatesh Prasad and Nayan Mongia, the release adds.

64 teams comprising six players will participate in this tournament. These 64 teams will be divided into four groups of 16 teams each. Eight teams will qualify for the semi finals. The qualifying matches will be played on 28 - 29 October and the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals on 12 November in Mumbai. Zee Sports will telecast highlights of the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals the following weekend.

Speaking on the tournament, Zee Network CEO Pradeep Guha said, “Zee DNA Super Sixes is different from regular corporate cricket tournaments, both in format as well as composition. Indian & international cricket stars will be playing as part of the final eight teams.”

Adding further, he said, “All members of the winning team will get an opportunity to travel to South Africa to watch India play South Africa in their first ever 20-20 one day game to be played in Johannesburg on 1 December 2006.”

One International cricket player will be a part of each of the eight teams from the quarter-final stage onwards (four quarters + two semis + one final). Noted commentator & former cricketer Charu Sharma and Ayaz Memon have been roped in for commentary throughout the tournament. Kapil Dev will be the Chief Guest for the mega finals and will award the Rolling Gold Trophy to the winning team.

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