Percept‘s ‘Goa Super Sixes’ cricket tourney kicks off on Friday

MUMBAI: Percept has launched ‘Goa Super Sixes’.

The first edition of the annual corporate cricket tournament will take place from 9– 12 October 2009 at the Taj Exotica in Goa. The tournament will look to offer a fun-filled version of the game of cricket that aims to combine the passion for the sport with the serene yet festive ambience of Goa.

Though the concept of ‘Super Sixes’ is quite popular internationally, the uniqueness of ‘Goa Super Sixes’ is that it involves big names from the corporate world. Seven corporate teams will fight it out for the title of Goa Super Sixes’ 09.

Participating teams are Future Group, Bharti Teleservices, Godhawat Group, Indian Television Academy, Maru Group, Pinc Group and Percept . Each team will be led by their respective leaders viz. Kishore Biyani, Rajan Mittal, Sanjay Ghodawat, Shashi Ranjan, Gaurang Gandhi, Vasant Maru and Harindra Singh.

The teams will also have personalities from cricket, Bollywood, music and fashion. Cricket icons such as Kapil Dev, Dilip Vengsarkar, Ajay Jadeja as well as celebrities like Sunil Shetty, Cyrus Broacha, Manav Gohil, Shaan and Atul Wasan will participate as team members in the teams.

Bharti Enterprise vice chairman MD Rajan Mittal says, “Cricket has always been a passion for Indians and it’s a great initiative by Percept to have a cricket tournament for the corporate world. It will be a good platform for our team to network with participants from other companies.”

Future Group CEO Kishore Biyani says, “It’s a very interesting concept as all the corporates will get an opportunity to come together and battle it out on the ground for a change. Our team will also get a once in a lifetime opportunity to play with Dilip Vengsarkar, as he will be a part of our team”.

Percept vice-chairman, MD Harindra Singh said, “The concept of the Super Sixes is quite popular globally, and we wanted to introduce this concept into Corporate India. We wanted to involve all the top Honchos from the corporate world and create an exciting property for them as there weren’t any sports related activity where the top leaders of leading organisations could participate. As cricket is immensely popular with people of all ages we decided to create a cricket tournament specially designed for the corporate world.”

Kingfisher Airlines is the official Airline Partner, Taj Exotica the Hospitality Partner and Chivas is the spirits partner for the Goa Super Sixes Tournament.

To make the tournament more exciting, some unusual and entertaining rules have been incorporated. Each game will be played between two teams of six players each and each team will get to play three matches and earn two points on each win. The action packed game will comprise five overs per innings.

To give each player an opportunity to bat, the batsman must retire ‘not out‘ on reaching a personal score of 31 runs, but may not retire before reaching 31 runs. If five wickets fall before 5 overs are completed, the last remaining batsman will bat on with the 5th out batsman acting as a runner. Underarm bowling is completely prohibited.

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