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KKR to sponsor inter-school Mayor's Cup

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Two-time champions Knight Riders has decided to sponsor Association of Bengal's (CAB) U-16 inter-school tournament for the Mayor's Cup.

Teams from 44 schools will compete across eight venues at the Maidan in the 45-over competition commencing March 15, with the final scheduled at Eden Gardens to be attended by team members.

"It's a premiere inter-school tournament. The fact that has decided to sponsor this Cup shows their commitment to at grassroots level in the region. We appreciate this effort," former and CAB stated in a release.

CAB hoped for more involvement from in future.

"Tournaments like Mayor's Cup go a long way in scouting talents at the junior level. decision to associate themselves with this event shows how serious they are about developing in this region. We hope to see them being involved more with local cricket in the region," Avishek said.

Conducted in honour of the Mayor, the Mayor's Cup provides young cricketing talent of the city a platform to showcase their skills.

"vision for this tournament is to encourage and develop young talent in and 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 of Kolkata," KKR said.

"There is significant incentive built in for the young cricketers and the school teams, which is bound to make this a very competitive tournament.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 18:20 IST