Two-day V. Prabhakar Memorial Cricket begins
The new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) and Mysore University to develop and maintain the Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground (Gangothri Glades) Ground for 15 years has been readied and is just pending signatures, said Prof. Hemantha Kumar, Vice-Chancellor (VC), University of Mysore (UoM).
He was speaking after inaugurating the two-day V. Prabhakar Memorial Legends Cricket Tournament, organised by Navodaya Cricket Club in association with the Department of Physical Education (DPE), University of Mysore (UoM), at SDNR Wadiyar Grounds here this morning.
“As only a few matches were played on SDNRW Ground due to COVID
pandemic, not many are aware about this ground. Henceforth, more matches should be organised here and people should make maximum use of this ground,” the VC added.
P. Krishnaiah, Director, DPE, UoM, K.R. Mohan Kumar, President, Navodaya Cricket Club and Sudhakar Rai, Convener, KSCA, Mysuru Zone, were present during the inauguration.
Over 75 senior cricketers, who have represented Ranji Trophy, Karnataka State, Mysuru Division and University Cricket teams, will be part of this two-day this tournament.
It is a first-of-its-kind tournament in Mysuru with 10-overs-a-side including power play for 3 overs and each bowler can bowl a maximum of 2 overs.
A total of 5 teams — VP-Dynamos, VP-Challengers, VP-Royals, VP -Warriors and VP-Maharajas (Combined Bengaluru team) — are taking part in the tournament and it will be played on league basis.
Each team will get 4 matches to play and the top two teams will qualify for the finals which will be played tomorrow (Mar. 20) at 3 pm following which prize distribution function will be held.
Former Ranji cricketer S. Vijaya Prakash, K.R. Mohan Kumar and P. Krishnaiah will be the chief guests during the prize distribution.