Corporate cricket a giant success
2nd October 2016
Arindam with inputs from (Aindrila and Promit)
As you walk towards the J block inside Eden Gardens, you will be surprised by the collective cheers from the indoor gymnasium and not the stands. Yes its raining boundaries and sixes at the indoor complex where "6ixes", CAB's first ever Indoor Corporate Cricket Tournament is taking place.
Corporate cricket is like a wiff of fresh air to the regular corporate people. Who doesn’t love to get a break from the monotonous routines of day-to-day life? This tournament is exactly what these people look for and they are having a gala.
Conceived by CAB President Sourav Ganguly to promote Test cricket, sell tickets and spread the idea of a healthy lifestyle among the corporate houses, the event has been a great success.
It gives these corporate houses the amazing opportunity to play alongside the India and New Zealand teams playing the 250th Test at the Eden Gardens now.
“The players are very motivated by the fact that they are playing in the same place where Sourav Ganguly practices whenever he gets time even now. They are keen to perform really good in this tournament. This event has been a good success till now,” said Debaditya Sinha Roy, General Manager, Marketing and Project Department of High Life Management.
Vikas Agarwal and Ravi Lohia (from SREI) have always been into sports, “The environment is so good. It gives you the actual feeling of a match that you play on ground unlike the other air conditioned indoor stadiums. This is a walk down the memory lane as we are running around, sweating out and feeling the atmosphere of how we used to play in our childhood.”, was their opinion regarding this ongoing event.
This event is giving a chance to these corporates to bring together their families as well. “I am enjoying this session. I can interact with the other families here and watch the games and even I can go to Eden’s test match during the breaks. I am having a great time here,” said Divya Tiwary.
“Come on Papa, Hit a six !!!!”, shouted little Aniket as he saw his father batting there in the field.
Unlike the other tournaments takes around 10-15 days to finish this kind of 6 over and 6 players a side matches are easy to organise. It enhances the sportsman spirit and gives these employees an amazing experience to cherish forever.