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KKR to support CAB's U-16 Mayor's Cup

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Two-time (IPL) champions Knight Riders (KKR) on Tuesday joined hands with the Association of Bengal (CAB) for a first of its kind Under-16 tournament.

Conducted in honour of the Mayor, the Mayor's Cup in association with & CAB will commence on Thursday and feature 44 school teams competing against each other in the 45-over format of the game.

The objective of this tournament is to provide young cricketing talent in the city a platform to showcase their capabilities.

"has always received a lot of love and support from its fans and the city of Kolkata, for which we are very grateful. vision for this tournament is to encourage and develop young talent in and West Bengal," said in a statement.

"We would hope that this initiative with the support of the Mayor's office and CAB will create enough excitement among the young and budding cricketers in Kolkata. There is significant incentive built in for the young cricketers and the school teams, which is bound to make this a very competitive tournament," he added.

"The Mayor's Cup is the premiere inter school tournament. The fact that KKR has decided to sponsor this Cup shows their commitment to at the grassroots level in the region. We appreciate this effort," CAB and former said.



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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 18:28 IST