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One Issue, One Match: When societies use cricket to voice their ire

Posted: Apr 21, 2018     By City Spidey

This Saturday saw the inauguration of the much-awaited, first inter-society cricket tournament at Om Cricket Academy in Sector 86, Gurgaon.

The tournament, christened DxPL Premier League 2018, was inaugurated by MCG commissioner Yashpal Yadav.    

Eighteen teams registered themselves for the tournament. The league matches will comprise 15 overs, and each society can have a maximum of two teams.

The league has been organised by the Dwarka Expressway Welfare Association (DXPWA) members to foster a sense of unity within the new societies — to help create a unified voice that can demand development of the new sectors.

The members also organised first voter ID registration camps for the residents at the match venue.

Yashesh Yadav, president of the DXP Welfare Association, said, “A Voter ID registration camp has been organised at Vatika India Next, K Block, Sector 83. It will happen today and tomorrow between 10 am to 3.00 pm.”

The associations of all the new developing sectors have, for the first time, gathered under one umbrella to organise their first inter-society cricket tournament from April 21 to May 14.

The residents are hopeful that the league will draw the attention of the authorities.

The theme of the tournament — One Issue, One Match. The theme of the first match — removal of Kherki Daula toll plaza; the second theme: Construction of Dwarka Expressway; and the third match will be to demand construction of internal roads.

“Each match will be played for a cause — water pipelines have not been constructed yet, electricity is a major issue in the new sectors; sewerage line connection has not been laid out till now; parks have not developed in the area and there’s no place for kids to play... there is dearth of issues,” complained Pradeep Rahi, general secretary of the association.

 

 

TAGS: Om Cricket Academy / Sector 86 / Gurgaon / DxPL Premier League 2018 / MCG commissioner Yashpal Yadav / Dwarka Expressway Welfare Association / DXPWA

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