NASC Smashers emerged champions in the sixth edition of annual ADP India cricket. They defeated Sleeping Tigers by nine wickets. This year, the tournament witnessed 10 teams competing for the coveted trophy. Teams IS Thalaiva’s, Aam Aadmi – 11, Chichore Spartan’s, Such-In-XI, Bluecoat Blockers, TAX RAIDERS and Belly Boyz played a total of 82 matches in the seven week long tournament. The semifinals were played between Killer Dealers & Sleeping Tigers and NASC Smashers & Top Ones.
On the occasion, Shakti Sagar, Managing Director, ADP Pvt. Limited, said: “Cricket has always been in the mind and soul of every Indian. As there have been many short format tournaments taking place which everybody has been watching and enjoying, we thought of providing an opportunity to our associates to experience how it feels inside the ground. We are very pleased to see the enthusiastic response of all the associates which has grown over the years since we launched this tournament in 2009”.
In order to make the tournament more interesting, a twist to the regular cricketing rules were applied. A unique feature of the tournament was that each team should have at least one woman associate who would bat in the first over and also bowl the first over in each inning. The aim to have such a rule was to enhance the interests of women players and encourage them to participate actively in the matches. As a result, the participation of women associates has increased to 90 women players in this edition.