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Slum Premier League (SPL) kicked off

Hyderabad, August 8: Every child has a right to play. When a child comes to me for coaching in cricket i don’t look at his talent. He has every right to play whatever the sport he enjoys said Daniel Daniel Kanaparthi of Daniels Cricket Academy, who conceived the idea of Slum Premier League, a T:20 tournament for Slum Children. He said so while speaking at the brief inaugural function of the League held today morning at a Daniel’s Ground at Phirzadiguda.

Chief Guest BJP National General Secretary, Muralidhar Rao inaugurated the League. There was an impressive march fast of the teams was organized.

The inaugural match was played between Vidyanager Gold and Charminar Titans. All the teams will be playing three matches each. This League will continue for next five days.

The names of the teams competed include Puranapul Nawabs, Kanchanbagh Warriors, Charminar Titans,Chanchalguda Sultans, Vidyanagar Gold, Uppal Rockets, Kishanbagh Sardars, Gadi Kotta Racers, Banjaragadd Diamonds, Habshiguda Wizards, Boduppal Jaguars, Manikeshwar Nagar Lions, Amberpet Panthers, Nacharam Angels,Maheshwaram Kings and Veerappa Gadd Thunder.

Nazeer from VIDYANAGER GOLD showed all round performance. He took 6 wickets. And he took 5 wickets continuously against CHARMINAR TITANS and defeated them too. He took five wickets in five balls. Nazeer is studying in inter first year and works part time for Pizza Shop in city.

Srinu from Maheshwaram Kings took five wickets against Puranapul Nawabs.

The draws were as follows

IN a Match one Uppal rockets played against Kishanbagh Sardars. Uppal rockets…91/10 (15.1)overs. Bashir 20, Sumeet 3/12 Lost to Kishanbagh sardars. 92/2 (12.4 overs)(gurmeet singh 27..). …

In a Match 2. Kanchan Bagh warriors played against Manikeshwar Nagar lions. Kanchan bag warriors 88/10 (akash 5/14)13.3 overs won against Manikeshwar Nagar lions 72/10(17 overs) Shakir 3/14.

Match 3. Banjaragadda Diamonds vs Chanchalguda Sultans.. Banjaragadda Diamonds. 77/10 (13 0vers) Masood 4/16. Lost to Chanchalguda sultans. 78/6 in 9.5 overs. Masood 22. Arun 2/11.

4th Match.. Amberpet Panthers vs Veerappagadda thunders. 158/4(20 0vers) Wilson..30 Nikhil 38 Amberpet panthers 76/10 in15.4 overs. Salman 3/15
5th match Vidyanager Gold vs Charminar titans. Vidyanager Gold 144/7 (20 overs) Shoab 36 Lakhan.3/22 Charminar2 titans 124/10 in 19.4 overs Lakhan 51 Nazeer 6/26..

6th Match. GADIKOTTA RACERS vs Habsiguda Wizards GADIKOTTA RACERS 117/10 in 17.2 (Srikanth 32 Naveen 3/16 Habsiguda wizards 74/10( 15.2 overs) Abhilash 3/14.

7th match Puranapul Nawabs vs Maheshwarm kings. Puranapul nawabs 47/10 in 9 overs Srinu 5/17 Pavan 4/8 Lost to Maheshwarm kings 48/5 in 9.4 overs.

8th Match. Bod uppal jaguars vs nacharam angels. Boduppal Jaguars 26/10 (10.4 overs) Prashanth 5/8 Nacharam angels 27/1 in 3 overs

All the matches were played in Daniels Academy Grounds.and Sager Grounds in Uppal peerzadiguda.

Welcoming the gathering at the inauguration, Daniel, the organizer said said when children play, the world wins. Unfortunately, less previleged children do not have such luxury to play the game. All they can do is what sitting on a wall while others are playing. Every child has right to play, right to rise and shine. Sport is a Friendship. Sport is a Health. Sport is an Education. Sport is a life. Sport brings the world together he said and added that 70 per cent of Indian Cricketers came from an humble background like yours.

Dhoni was a Ticket Collector, Virender Sehwag used to travel 84kms by bus everyday to practice cricket. Ravindra Jadeja is son of a security guard. He lost his mother at 17 years. Harbhajn Singh thought of moving to the US to drive truck for a living. Umesh Uadav is a son of coal miner.

Mohammed Shami is a son of a farmer. Wasim Jaffer is a son of a bus driver. He is the highest run-getter in Ranji Matches till date. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, a son of a sub inspector, struggled to get a proper playing shoes and kit. So you too have future to be a great cricketer once Daniel told them.

There is a unlimited growth in Aata(sport) and Paata(Song). The strength in Slum Premier League is in its word ‘Slum’. When i took objection to using ‘Slum’ in the name, Daniel, the organizer explained me that it is the strength and identity, i was convinced the importance of the tournament said Chief Guest BJP National General Secretary, Muralidhar Rao.

I suggest to organisers to conduct a second edition of the same tournament immediately after the first one gets over by bringing 100 more teams together. You can expect my fullest cooperation he said.

The entire auditorium reverberated with motivational messages, songs, quotes on sportsmanship, bravery, Championship etc.,


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