THE Ankur Seeds-SJAN 24th Inter-Press Invitational T20 Cricket Tournament organised by Sports Journalists’ Association of Nagpur (SJAN) will begin at Vasant Nagar ground on Tuesday. The kits of the tournament were distributed on Sunday at SJAN office. Director of Ankur Seeds Vishal Umalkar, Shanknaad’s Sunil Kuhikar, senior journalist Charudutt Kahu graced the occasion. SJAN President Dr Ram Thakur and Secretary Paritosh Pramanik shared the dais.
Eight teams are divided into two groups. Group A includes Lokmat, Times of India, Dainik Bhaskar and Loksatta while Group B has last year’s runners-up Punyanagari, Tarun Bharat, Sakal and Navbharat. Matches will be held on league-cum-knock-out basis and top two from each group will make it to the semi-finals. The final will be played on March 3. The tournament will be played in coloured clothing and with white Wisden balls sponsored by Sports Link.
This year, the tournament is being supported by Ankur Seeds, Shanknaad, Khasdar Krida Mahotsav’s Khelo Nagpur, Lakhan Jaiswal Communications, KIMS Kingsway Hospitals and Sports Link.