Brampton: The Robin Super-8 won the ‘Pace Trophy” of the Danthala Meher Baba Memorial Community Cricket tournament organized by Robin Singh Cricket Foundation and Sandeep Entertainments. Cricket Hawks were runners–up and received “Payal Trophy”. The tournament is organized every year in memory of Danthala Meher Baba, great Cricket player from Andhra Pradesh, India. The fun-filled annual Cricket tournament was held at BSP cricket fields in Mississauga/Brampton area. 18 teams from all over GTA participated in the Tournament and over 400 people came to watch the games.
Speaking on the occasion, Arun Kumar Layam, Director of the Robin Singh Cricket foundation, said, “The tournament got tremendous response this year and the teams took the games seriously and many hard fought games were decided at the last ball. Cricket Hawks fielded 2 teams with all players sporting colourful jerseys and providing their traditional sweet dish to all the players and the people who attended the game. Cricket Hawks team Manager, Abdul Munaff and Dr. Bobby Baig played a key role in organizing and creating this festive atmosphere.”
After 17 games of knock-out format games, Robin Super – 8 captained by Arun Kumar and Cricket Hawks captained by Dr. Bobby Baig reached the Finals. Srikanth Danthala with 248 runs in the tournament with a century and another 98 was adjudged Player of the tournament. Dr. Bobby Baig was adjudged best batsmen and Viren as Best Bowler. Fahad and Nida Hauqe shared Super sixes Challenge trophy. “Team here for Beer” was adjudged “Most entertaining and sportive team of the tournament” and their Captain, Gokul Kamat received the trophy.
Dipika Damerla, MPP, Mississauga East Cooksville and the Chief Guest said, “I am very delighted to see the response and enjoyed the finals a lot. Later she along with well-known Odissi dancer, Ellora Patnaik, presented the trophies to winners. Director of Robin Singh Cricket Foundation, Arun Kumar Layam thanked Dr. Bobby Baig of Prosthodontic Associates, Toronto for being the main sponsor of the tournament.