The 8 best school-teams of Hyderabad are going to be in action this week. One will win the battle, but all will win the war - staying away from classes!
The Hyderabad Cricket Association is conducting the 3rd edition of the Himalaya Chyavanaprash Cup Under-15 Inter-School Tournament, from the 27th of September to 4th of October.
Out of 56 school teams that participated in the tourney during the league stages held from 11th to 24th September, 8 school teams got selected for the final round of leagues matches on the basis of their performances. These eight teams are divided into two pools, with Pool A having Gowtham Model High School, Cal Public School, Samaritan's High School and Don Bosco, and Pool B comprising of St Andrew's High School, Mahbub College High School, All Saints High School and Neeraj Public School.
The matches will be played on a league basis. The top two teams from the two pools will clash in the semifinals on 30th September at Nizam College Grounds and IDPL Grounds, and the semifinal winners will play in the final on 4th October at Gymkhana Grounds.
The schedule of matches is as per details given below:
1st Round - 27th September
Gowtham Model High School Vs Samaritans High School at IICT Grounds, Habsiguda
Cal Public School Vs Don Bosco at Nizam College Grounds
St Andrew's High School Vs Neeraj Public School at St Andrew's High School Grounds, Old Bowenpally
Mahbub College High School Vs All Saints High School at Nizam College Grounds
2nd Round - 28th September
Gowtham Model High School Vs Cal Public School at IICT Grounds, Habsiguda
Samaritans High School Vs Don Bosco at Nizam College Grounds
St Andrew's High School Vs Mahbub College High School at St Andrew's High School Grounds, Old Bowenpally
Neeraj Public School Vs All Saints High School at Nizam College Grounds
3rd Round - 29th September
Gowtham Model High School Vs Don Bosco at Nizam College Grounds
Samaritans High School Vs Cal Public School at IICT Grounds, Habsiguda
St Andrew's High School Vs All Saints High School at St Andrew's High School Grounds, Old Bowenpally
Mahbub College High School Vs Neeraj Public School at Mahbub College Grounds, Secunderabad
Semi-Finals - 30th September
Pool A winners Vs Pool B runners at Nizam College Grounds
Pool A runners Vs Pool B winners at IDPL Grounds
Finals - 4th October
Winners of Semi-Final 1 Vs Winner of Semi-Final 2 at Gymkhana Grounds
Hyderabad is the second edition of the tournament after the Bangalore edition, and will be followed by the Delhi, Jamshedpur, Ranchi and Bokaro rounds. The winners from each of these editions will compete for the Himalaya Champion's Trophy, which will be held at Bangalore in January next year.
Please contact the Hyderabad Cricket Association at 2790-5676 for further details.