Pimpri (Pune): Sindhi Premier League, a non-profit cricket tournament to be kicked off from February 2, 2023. This league is kept with a motive of uniting the Sindhi community and also aiming at the importance of fitness. The opening ceremony is on 2nd February at 4.00 pm at Mrunal Cricket ground, Pimpri, post this all the matches began. Tanuj Virwani, is an Indian actor who will be the chief guest for the opening ceremony.
The matches will be played for 24 days with closing day being on the 24th of February i.e. the mega finals. The amount remaining from the event will be used for donating dialysis machines to ANP Care Foundation, informed Hitesh Dadlani & Kanwal Khiani, organizers in the press conference.
Kamal Jethani, Ankush Mulchandani, Naresh Nasha, Karan Aswani, Avinash Tejwani , Piyush Jethani, Kunal Gudela, Avinash Israni were also present on the occasion.
Hitesh Dadlani said, “Sindhi’s are scattered all around the country, but we seldom get chance to meet and come on a common platform. Another motive behind this is to increase interest in on field Sports and avoid overuse of mobile/Internet. A group of youngsters in Pimpri Chinchwad has come together before four years to organize and envision this league as a place to come out in person and get a feel of meeting people, playing together and celebrating oneness. We want to spread this tournament to all the Sindhi’s in the country and maybe one day around the world and want all Sindhi communities to have similar events in their respective cities.”
The tournament has been designed in line with the IPL format. There are 16 teams, with 16 team owners. These owners have been given teams with names that are connected to our roots in some or the other way, he added.
The league theme song is – ‘Jiyo Sindhi’ and the tag line is ‘PLAY CELEBRATE REPEAT’. The thought behind it is that we want to play competitive sport and we will celebrate the victories together. More than 200 players are taking part in it.
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