Cricnepal-Century Bank defeated Verisk IT by 13 runs in the final of Ultimate Indoor Cricket’s 1st Corporate Indoor Cricket tournament. The 20 team event was competed over 2 weekends, the finals and semi finals of the tournament played today.
Batting first Century Bank put up 93 runs in the allotted 12 overs but Verisk who were 59 runs at end of the 8th over mark lost string of wickets in the last four overs and ended up with only 80. With the victory Century bagged a cash prize of 1 lakh rupees.
Skipper of national cricket team Paras Khadka and former captain and now head coach at National Cricket Academy were present during the presentation ceremony.i Mamta Thapa, wicketkeeper batsman of the Women’s Team also graced the ceremonies with her presence. Paras Khadka expressed that he was happy to see indoor cricket setting roots in Nepal.
Bhuwan Karki, former captain of U-19 side who watched the entire final match said that it was a thrilling experience. “I had never been to an indoor cricket match before, but I am already envious of the players inside. It looks a very quick and fun game”, expressed Karki.
Presentation Ceremony Highlights
Player Of The Final: Suraj Timalsina – Century Commercial Bank
Best Batsman: Sujendra Pradhananga- Verisk IT
Best Bowler: Ujen Bajracharya- Verisk IT
Best Fielder: Jayant Yadav- Teaching(IOM)
Man Of The Series: Subash Sharma- Century Bank
Fair Play Award: Swachchandra Nirman Sewa
The organizers and owners of UIC have expressed that such indoor corporate tournaments will be regular part of their calender.