Mumbai, May 3 (UNI) The 'Elf-Vengsarkar' cricket tournament for the under-16, an official tournament of Mumbai Cricket Association, conducted by Dilip Vengsarkar Foundation, will commence from May 9.
The tournament, henceforth to be called 'TOTAL CUP', will be held at the ELF-Vengsarkar Academy's ground at Oval Maidan and at Karnataka SC ground at Cross Maidan, a release said here today.
The tournament, which enters its 14th year, has in the past produced many cricketers some of whom have gone onto play for Mumbai in first class cricket.
It also assumes significance as the Mumbai under-16 team will be selected after taking into account the performances of the players in the tournament.
The tournament will feature six teams, of which four would be selected by the Mumbai selection committee from MCA's various summer vacation camps, being held for the under-16s.
The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) and Cadence Academy, Pune will be the other two teams in the fray. The four Mumbai teams are named after Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Ravi Shastri and Sachin Tendulkar.
The matches of TOTAL CUP will be three-day games. Besides paying for all the expenses of the tournament, the Elf Lubricants India Ltd will give away awards for the Man of the Match for each match and Man of the Tournament, Best Batsman, Best Bowler and Best Fielder for the final, the release added.
Following is the schedule of the TOTAL CUP: May 9-11: Sunil Gavaskar XI vs Sachin Tendulkar XI at Karnataka SC at Cross Maidan; Dilip Vengsarkar XI vs Ravi Shastri XI at Elf-Vengsarkar academy.
May 13-15: Sunil Gavaskar XI vs KSCA at Elf-Vengsarkar Academy, Oval; Ravi Shartri XI vs Cadence Cricket Academy at Karnataka SC at Cross Maidan.
May 17-19: Cadence Cricket Academy vs KSCA at Karnataka SC at Cross Maidan; Sachin Tendulkar XI vs Dilip Vengsarkar XI at Elf-Vengsarkar Academy, Oval.
May 21-23: Final of the Total Cup at Elf-Vengsarkar Academy, Oval.
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