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Rajpal Yadav takes over as owner of Kanpur Gullies

MUMBAI: T-10 Gully Cricket Season 2, Ab Har Koi Khelega‘ that kick-started its second season has signed actor Rajpal Yadav as a team owner of Kanpur Gullies. Yadav has paid Rs 4 million to take control of the team.

Yadav will own this team and will be responsible for marketing and promoting it. He will be involved from the grass-root level in all the aspects of the team from selection, grooming of the players to cheering them in the stadium etc.


He will also be instrumental in promoting this social cause and garnering various corporate sponsorships for his team in this season.


Said Yadav, "Genuinely delighted to be an owner of this wonderful team, it gives me an opportunity to connect with my roots, as I am primarily from Kanpur. For decades this city and this state has always displayed extraordinary sporting skills in all disciplines, but many of these talents never got their due credit, Kanpur Gullies being the semi finalists in the first season only consolidates their cricketing prowess.






"T-10 Gully Cricket format comes across at an apt stage for the youngsters to showcase their talent. There are some extremely brilliant players who play in the gullies of our country, and in the process have sharpened their skills continuously bettering their performances. It‘s time that their skills are projected in front of the country and they get their deserved due."


Incidentally, Kanpur Gullies had been a promising semi finalist in the T-10 Gully Cricket Season 1 and had powerhouse performances delivered by all its players.


Organisers, Reasonable Communications is aiming to disburse individual ownership for each team for all the 16 teams in Season 2. It will follow the city franchisee model for which discussions are on at various levels with local celebrities and corporates who have national appeal.


This season 2 that commenced from 26 September will be played amongst 896 players from 64 teams in Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Panchkula, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Balia, Patna, Gwalior, Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Surat, Nashik, Latur & Daman and will be telecast live on DD Sports while its highlights will be shown on DD 1.

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