Greater Noida gears up for cricket tournament
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Greater Noida gears up for cricket tournament

The tournament is being organised by collective efforts of residents of several societies. 

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Greater Noida is all set to witness cricket tournament in their area which will start from September 8, 2019. The friendly tournament will take place at a playground located near Ace City in Greater Noida West.

The tournament is being organised by collective efforts of residents of several societies under the banner of Noida Extension Flat Owners Welfare Association (NEFOWA). The organising committee has done all the arrangements, such as a cricket pitch etc, for the tournament.

As many as 32 teams from different societies in Noida, Greater Noida, and Ghaziabad will take part in the tournament. The teams will be divided into eight groups with four teams in each group. Each team will play at least three league matches within their group. The top two teams from each group will compete against the top two teams of the other groups.

“All the teams in the tournament will compete against each other. Since it's a resident-friendly tournament, therefore to provide equal opportunity to all we have decided to organise two final matches- one for the top two teams and another for the bottom two teams. The bottom two teams will play for the Diamond Cup, while the top two finalists will contest for the Platinum Cup. Matches will be held on Saturday and Sunday only.” said Divyendu Pandey, one of the organising member.

There will be 54 matches which will go on till 13th October 2019. The tennis ball will be used in the tournament.

Each team will be required to pay Rs. 7500 as contribution amount which will be used for snacks, awards to best performers and best teams. There are certain conditions to be followed by each team. Every team will have 16 players who must be residents of a highrise society. One society can have more than one team and residents living in a particular society can play from other society's team.

“Majority of us have come from different areas and work in different sectors but now we have become a member of an umbrella body NEFOWA. The purpose of this tournament is to bring the residents of all the societies together and create a friendly environment among everyone,” said Abhishek Kumar, president of NEFOWA.