Chicago: Telugu Association of Greater Chicago (TAGC) organized Super 8 Cricket Tournament on July 15 & 16, 2017 at South Barrington cricket grounds, Barrington, IL. This sports event was sponsored by Verinon Inc. The main objective of conducting this event is to motivate and encourage TAGC members to stay fit and to offer refreshment from routine lives.
TAGC Board and sports team’s dedication and hard work made this event a Grand Success. Event was publicized well by utilizing all means of social media and communication. TAGC received enormous response from cricket lovers and had to close the registrations early.
Total 14 registered teams were approved by TAGC to participate in the tournament. These teams were divided into 4 groups and each group played the matches on a league basis so that each team got an opportunity to play 2 games. Each team consisted of a minimum of 8 players and went up to 12 players. Topper of each group entered into semifinals and semifinal round winners played the finals on Sunday. The total number of matches was 17 (4+4+3+3+2+1) played over 2 days. Each team get to play 8 overs to bat and each bowler got 2 overs. Sixes counted as 8 runs and each wide got 2 runs
and an extra ball.
First game between Hyderabad Nawaabs Vs. Hit & run started at 8 AM. TAGC sports committee chair Sapthagiri Sangem took both captains to ground for toss, Hit & Run won toss and was elected to Bowl. All teams reported on time where all players of different age groups played very sportively, professionally, and with great commitment. Raging Tigers won first Semifinal against Strikers and Juggernauts worn second semifinals in super over against Schaumburg Sultans and Finally Juggernauts won the finals against raging tiger a ball left for the innings, all matches were exhilarating
matches no one was able to predict who is going to win until the last ball of the match.
TAGC President Ramachandra R. Ade along with entire sports committee team and sponsor Mr. Raj Ginne presented the trophies to Juggernauts (Winners), Raging Tigers (Runners) , TAGC announced Shekar as most valuable player MVP/ Man of the Series, Naveen Ganne as best Batsman and Bhagat R Goli as the best Bowler
TAGC president Ramachandra R, Ade thanked Verinon Inc. President, Mr. Pradeep Mannemela, and Vice President & COO, Mr. Raj R Ginne, for their support in sponsoring and conducting this year’s Cricket Tournament and American Telangana Association team, TAGC Board, Sports committee chair Sangem Saptagiri & team and volunteers as well as all the team captains and their player.
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