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Print Media Team Emerges Champion in the Tata Steel Ranchi Media Cup Cricket Tournament

Ranchi, January 18, 2019

Day long tournament at JSCA Ground gives a sporting break to members of Ranchi Media

The ‘Print Media’ team emerged winner of the Tata Steel Ranchi Media Cup Cricket Tournament played at the greens of JSCA International Stadium Complex (Oval Ground) today.

In the final match of the day, the Print Media team elected to bat first and scored a good 156 in ten overs with a loss of three wickets. The Sports Journalists team lost by 64 runs, while chasing the high target and ended Runners-up. Mr. Vimal Vijayan from Dainik Bhaskar took home the trophy for ‘Man of the Series’. Mr. Satish Singh from Prabhat Khabar won the trophy for ‘Best Batsman’, Mr. Kuber Singh from Dainik Bhaskar I Next emerged ‘Best Bowler’, Mr. Fielder Mr.Sushil Singh from and Mr. Anand Mishra from Dainik Jagran received the award for ‘Best Sporting Spirit’.

Mr. Shailesh Verma, Chief Resident Executive - Ranchi, Tata Steel felicitated rising athlete from Ranchi, Ms Sapna Kumari as part of an important tradition of recognizing local sporting talent at the event. Ms. Sapna won gold in the 100-metre hurdle run during the SAF Athletics Championship held at Sri Lanka and has also participated in the World Junior Athletics championship. She is presently a trainee at the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Morabadi training centre.

Earlier in the day, the Sports Media team defeated Electronic Media team by eight wickets while in another match Print Media team defeated Tata Steel XI team by 34 runs.

There were interesting rules put in place to keep the excitement alive throughout all matches. With each innings lasting ten overs, batsmen had to retire from the crease after scoring 25 runs and become eligible to come back only after another wicket went down while every over had to be bowled by a different bowler.

Notably, Tata Steel has been organizing the annual Ranchi Media Cup Cricket Tournament for the last few years and the event is now a much awaited, popular feature in the sporting calendar for members of the media at Ranchi.

Eminent Editors from media houses in Ranchi visited the event. Mr. Siddhartha Bortamuli, Head Corporate Communications – Jharkhand, Mr. Diamond Sinha, Resident Executive – Ranchi and Mr. Ashish Kumar, Head Sports were also present as part of the Tata Steel contingent at the event.

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