Cricket Party.com launches VPL

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Hyderabad, Sep 22 (UNI) After the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Indian Cricket League (ICL),www.cricketparty.com, the first MMOG (Massively Multi-player Online Game) portal launched six months ago, has announced the launch of VPL, an innovative online cricket-competition portal in Andhra Pradesh.

In a statement here, Tagore Guttikonda, Chairman of Agenya Group, which owns and manages www.cricketparty.com, said, ''Playing cricket on MMOG platform was the latest phenomenon and cricket-party has been instantly catching the cricket lovers' attention all over the world, thus reaching five million registered users in a short period. We, from Agneya, wanted to celebrate the success of our portal and hence announced VPL.'' ''Over 100 teams from leading Engineering and other Degree colleges in the state were participating in the VPL. The finals will be played at CARPEDIUM, the popular annual event of Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT) on October 4, when over 40,000 engineering students from all over India will be present,'' he added.

Giving the details of VPL, Tagore said, ''We have prescribed simple rules and regulation for teams for the VPL competition where, each college team with 11 players play a 10-over match and each college can nominate up to six teams.

Teams were playing the matches and moving towards finals through elimination process. We have kept points for voting so that colleges can support their teams by voting which enables the teams to earn 10 points at the finals, he said.

The winners of semi-finals and finals will receive prizes, cash awards on October 4, from the hands some of International cricketers. There are cash awards for various other categories including award for best name, award for best supporting team etc, among others, he added.

''The matches being conducted at the state-level for Engineering students was only the beginning of VPL concept and we will continue to conduct matches across the world for the benefit of online cricket players and thus set a new trend in the world,'' Tagore asserted.

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