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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Pearl Foundation wins Rotary T20 tourney

Pearl Foundation outplayed R.R. Donnelley in an overwhelming final match to become the championsof the inaugural T20 Cricket Tournament 2015 organized by The Rotary Club of Madras.

The Tournament was held from January 10th to March 2015 over weekends at DB Jain College, Thoraipakkam and Reddy’s Cricket Academy, Santhoshpuram, Chennai. 111 matches were played between 64 teams divided into 16 groups of 4 teams each.
Rtn. P. N. Mohan, Tournament Director,
President S.N. Srikanth, RCM
presenting the cheque to the winning team captain.



The Gala Prize distribution ceremony at The Westin, Velachery was attended by more than 125 people, including both the teams which played the finals. In addition to various trophies, the winner and runner up teams were awarded cash prizes of Rs.1, 00,000 and Rs.50, 000 respectively along with gold and silver medals. Godrej and The Chennai Silks were the main sponsors.

Rtn. P. N. Mohan, Tournament Director said it was a fantastic experience coordinating 64 teams and ensuring that matches were played without any delay and in the true spirit of the game. It was in a sense a fitting finale to a great event on the same day as the World Cup came to an end in Australia.President S.N. Srikanth gave away the winning trophy and medals.

Final Match Details:
The victory was possible by an uncompromising batting and some effective bowling by Mr. Abhishek of Pearl foundation, who won the Man of the Match award after his 41 not out with the bat and 2 wickets conceding just one run.

Pearl foundation - 111/10, 19.2 overs.

R.R. Donnelley - 73 / 10, 18.4 overs.

Rotary Club of Madras which is the Premium Club in South India and the third oldest Club in India carries out various community service projects every year to benefit the less fortunate people of this country.  The projects range from Sanitation Project, Vocational Service Training, Health Clinics, educational Scholarships, Providing better facilities for municipal school children, Senior Citizen’s home etc.

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