First inter-division one-day cricket tourney from today
THE ?MASTER Builder? inter-divisional one-day cricket tournament organised in memory of Madhavrao Scindia by the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association and sponsored by J K Cement will begin tomorrow at Rewa and Indore.india Updated: Jan 13, 2007 01:56 IST
THE ‘MASTER Builder’ inter-divisional one-day cricket tournament organised in memory of Madhavrao Scindia by the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association and sponsored by J K Cement will begin tomorrow at Rewa and Indore.
This is the first time that the MPCA is organising inter-division one-day matches. The Rewa Divisional Cricket Association is co-organiser.
In Group D tomorrow, hosts Rewa will clash with Ujjain division at Awadhesh Pratap Singh University grounds here. In Indore, Raipur will clash with Hoshangabad and Bilaspur will play against Gwalior. The matches will begin at 9 am onwards and the BCCI rules of one-day internationals will be applied.
MPCA senior selectors will watch all the games to select the team for Ranji one-day tournament. Out of two semifinals, one will be played at Indore and the other in Rewa. The final will be played in Rewa. MPCA president Jyotiraditya Scindia and secretary Sanjay Jagdale may also watch the final.
The organisers are planning to advance the final from January 21 to 20 because of India-West Indies one-dayer at Nagpur on January 21.
The APS University has built a beautiful pavilion and dressing room for players. Recently, after seeing Rewa division’s interest in organising big matches, the MPCA allotted it BCCI junior matches.
The best part is that the Rewa division has laid a turf wicket. After Indore and Gwalior, Rewa has constructed the pavilion and dressing room for the players and umpires’ room also.
Rewa Divisional Cricket Association secretary Kamal Shrivastava said that the association has provided all facilities to the players. The Rewa team consists of players from other parts of the district besides Rewa proper.
He said the APS University has extended full cooperation to conduct the matches for the betterment of cricket in Rewa. Association president, MLA Nagendra Singh, has helped the association to organise various tournaments successfully with the full cooperation of MPCA.