We can still play cricket

Corporate jobs and shrinking open spaces leave very little opportunity for sports for working professionals. This tournament is the perfect excuse to get back into sporting spirit.

For Suthinthran Rao, 39, an entrepreneur, it was a rare chance to play one of his favourite childhood games cricket, after several years. "As children, we played cricket even in mid-May in Chennai. Now, Bangalore city has very less open space left for children to play. I brought my seven year old son to see what he is missing out on." said Rao while he took a break from batting for his team, Himagiri Meadows.

Suthinthran Rao and son watching cricket match.

Rao was playing at the ApnaComplex Treamis Premier League, a 15-over, tennis ball cricket tournament being played at TreamisWorldSchool grounds in ElectronicCity on Sunday, 18th September. It is an inter-apartment corporate event in Bangalore. Players need to form a team representing the apartment or organizations. Thirteen teams are taking part in the tournament which began on 10th September and will go till 2nd October. The matches are held on weekends.

The tournament became an opportunity for several people, most of them in their thirties or early forties, to rediscover sports. Umakant Soni, 32, another entrepreneur living in Concorde Silicon Valley (CSV), Electronic City, feels no matter how hectic one’s schedule is they have to take time out for physical activities like sports, to maintain a balanced life. "The tournament has been an amazing experience. I will play more regularly from now on." he said. Soni, captain of CSV Warriors led his team to victory against Concorde Mid Way City by scoring 57 runs and taking three wickets. "I wish my four year old daughter was here to see her daddy play." he says.

Apnacomplex cricket match in progress

Manish Gupta, 40, a player for Springfield apartments Field Fighters, said that although they are not in their physical prime, it was not too to difficult playing the matches. "Most of us have played some sport or the other so we are not all that bad. We are rediscovering our talents in this tournament." he says humorously.

The league matches conclude on 24th September and quarterfinals will begin on the same day.

Comments:

  1. Raja Sekhar Kommu says:

    Thanks Yogaraj for covering the ApnaComplex TPL! Its lots of fun to be part of the event. We do hope to see many more communities participate next year and make it have even more fun! 🙂

    Readers can find more information abt the tournament at https://www.apnacomplex.com

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