The team won by 18 runs at the tourney organised by the MDJA together with Karnataka Union of Working Journalists
The team of Mangaluru journalists emerged as winners at the two-day state- level cricket tournament held in the city at J K Grounds on Sunday.
Mysore District Journalists Association (MDJA) in association with Karnataka Union of Working Journalists had organised the two-day state-level cricket tournament where the Mangaluru team won against the host tea of Mysuru journalists on Sunday.
The Mangaluru team scored 51runs and set a target of 52 runs. Though the Mysuru team performed well at the start, it could not maintain the moment in the last three overs and thus lost to the Mangaluru team by 18 runs.
The highest scorer of the match, Manjunath Bhatt of the Mangaluru team was declared as the man of the match. He was also conferred upon with the Man of the Series award. While the Best Bowler of the Tournament award was conferred upon Abhishek of Mangaluru team and the Best Batsman award was given to Manjunath of the Mysuru team. The winning team received a cash prize of Rs 50,000, trophies and mementoes. The runners up team received a cash prize of Rs 30,000 and Mandya stood third and received a cash prize of Rs 20,000.
Trophies and awards were distributed at the valedictory and prize distribution programme organised at J K Grounds on Sunday evening by City Police Commissioner B Dayananda.
He said, “Sports acivities such as this are very required as it helps reduce stress an helps them to boost their health. Both journalists and police personnel have hectic schedules an have to work in unearthly hours. Sports events such as this will help reduce stress and inculcate sportsmanship among the participants.”
Speaking to City today Captain of the Mangaluru team Rajesh Rao said, “Overall it has been a fantastic journey. We have been practicing since December every evening. This year the programmes were well organised and the hospitality of the host team has been great. However, the weather in Mysuru was too sunny compared to our expectations.”
Director of Rangayana H Janardhan , President of State Hotel Owners’ Association Rajendra, Mysuru Hotel Owners’ Association Narayana Gowda, Mysore Medical College Dean Dr Krishnamurthy, MDJA President Deepak and others were present.