The BCCI's still not done deciding the format for one-day matches, but meanwhile, you can enjoy some 90-over cricket at the Moin-Ud-Dowla Gold Cup Cricket Tournament. This is an annual event organised by the Hyderabad Cricket Association. The tournament is on from 10th to 22th September, and matches will be played at multiple venues, from 9am.
12 teams are participating in the tournament. Teams are split into 4 groups, and the topper of each group qualifies for the semifinals.
The groupings are as follows:
Group A: Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh
Group B: HCA XI, Kerala and Vidarbha
Group C: HCA Colts, Rajasthan and Tripura
Group D: HCA President’s XI, Bengal and Goa
Indian stars Mohd Kaif and Piyush Chawla are 2 big names who represent Uttar Pradesh, which will take on Saurashtra at Railway Grounds in a 2-day match (90 overs).
The players from Hyderabad include:
HCA XI: Arjun Yadav (Captain), D B Ravi Teja, Abhinav Kumar, A T Rayudu, S Anoop Pai, Benjamin Thomas, Ahmed Quadri, P Pragyan Ojha, Ashwin Yadav, Alfred Absolom, P M Sarvesh Kumar, Shiv Prasad, Neeraj Bist, A Ashish Reddy, Sameer, Abhilash.
The team's coach is S L Venkata Pathi Raju and the manager is Jeevitesh Reddy.
HCA President’s XI: T Suman (Captain), S Anirudh Singh, Ravi Kumar, Nimeesh Reddy, D Rushi Raj, P S Niranjan, V E Sundeep Rajan, A Lalith Mohan, M P Arjun, Ibrahim Khaleel, Paramveer Singh, Amol Shinde, S M Sholab, M A Khader, Rajasekhar, Balakrishna.
P Ramesh Kumar is the coach and Augustine is the manager.
The tournament will be played in a 2-day format (90 overs). The winning amount is Rs. 3 lakhs, and runners-up will be awarded Rs. 2 lakhs.
Please contact 2790-5676 for further details.