Flood light Box Cricket at PWC
The Panthaky Baug Welfare Center (PWC) flagged off their first ever floodlight Box Cricket Tournament at the colony grounds on 26th and 27th of October 2013. The event saw an encouraging participation of 16 teams from various parsi groups across Mumbai, who were cheered from the stands by enthusiastic spectators bearing the scorching October heat along with the players. It was after a decade that PWC had organized such an encouraging event for the youth of our community, though the event had no restrictions set for the age of the players. The matches commenced on the evening of 26th on a well illuminated flood lit ground and continued till late in the evening of the following day. The afterhours timelines coupled with a week end holiday and the flood light experience were the main attributes to the significant turn around of spectators. There were league matches for the initial elimination rounds played among the sixteen contesting teams that included teams from Contractor baug, Gamadia Colony, Gamadia hostel, Draggers and Bharucha Baug to site a few. The four teams that made it to the semi finals were Panthaky baug (team A), Malcolm baug (team A), Salsette Colony (team A) and Petit boys. Final match was played between Salsette Colony (team A) and Malcom Baug (team A) who eventually emerged as the winning side. Shahvir Afshari – captain of the Malcom Baug team said “It was good to see that some suburban colonies have started organizing more sporting events. This should continue every year and Panthky baug has done a great job by organizing to promote the theme of box cricket. Keep it up guys. These events like box cricket should be a frequent feature to promote new talent and Panthaky Baug has done its best to do the same. It was a smooth tournament well organized, keep it up guys”. Shahvir was also awarded the best player of the tournament award for his all round performance during the event. Khushrav Waghchhipawalla one of...
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