Hyderabad: Thirty-two teams will take part in the 6th edition of CII Daikin Telangana Cricket Cup 2019, conducted by Confederation of Indian Industry (Telangana), from September 21 to October 20 here.
The tournament starts with the round robin league followed by knock-out matches and will be played across various cricket grounds in the twin cities on Saturdays & Sundays.
E.V. Narasimha Reddy, Vice Chairman & MD, Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC), unveiled the winner’s and the runners-up trophy of CII- Daikin Telangana Cricket Cup 2019.
During his inaugural address, Narasimha Reddy appreciated CII for organizing the Corporate Cricket Cup and creating a bonding among all the sectors of Industry such as IT, Pharma, Manufacturing, Construction, financial etc.
D Raju, Chairman, CII Telangana and Managing Director, Kirby Building Systems & Structures Pvt Ltd welcomed the gathering and said that sports is a powerful medium.
In his special address, Mr Andrew Fleming, UK Deputy High Commissioner to Telangana & AP, said that sports bring nations together. He shared some of his memories of cricket in London such as visiting the Lords Cricket ground for the first time and watching the Sunil Gavaskar playing.
During his address, Mr N.K.Rao, Regional Director-South, Daikin Airconditioning India Pvt. Ltd, said that Daikin will be on the forefront when it comes to supporting the cause of sports and informed that Daikin is also one of the sponsor for Delhi capitals in IPL.
Delivering her Special Address, Ms. Gandikota Sarva Lakshmi, ICC -Match Referee, said that spirit of cricket should be upheld and success of others should also be enjoyed and respected while Chettithody Shamshuddin, ICC – Cricket Umpire, urged the players to work on achieving excellence rather than perfection.
M Komaraiah, Chairman, DPS & Pallavi Educational Institutions, said that sports brings discipline, leadership qualities, mental & physical fitness.