CR Asia India (CRAI) held its annual cricket tournament for the Mangalore Yard employees in December 2019. Two hundred employees made up 16 teams that played a modified version of the game. The fast-paced format had just three overs per innings in the first round-robin matches. The teams that made it to the finals then played four overs per innings to decide which teams made it to the final. The final match consisted of five overs per innings to determine the winner of the tournament.
It was an exciting day at the New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) Cricket Ground that began with an oath ceremony by Mr Wilson D’Cunha, Assistant Yard Manager. After which, guests of honour Mr Jagajjeevan Shetty, Divisional Manager and Mr Rajesh Kumar, Yard Manager, inaugurated the tournament by lighting the lamp.
Mr Jagajjeevan Shetty addressed the players and expressed his appreciation for the employees’ hard work at the Mangalore Yard and wished them future success in the company. Mr Rajesh Kumar encouraged the employees to enjoy themselves and approach tournament in the right spirit.
After the tournament, nine employees were acknowledged for their long-term service and given awards recognizing their valuable contribution to the company.
The superb day was enjoyed by all. CR Vipers emerged as the winner while CR Challengers were the runner-up. Congratulations to Mr Pritam Kotian for being the best batsman of the tournament and Mr Satisha Rai for the best bowler of the tournament. Mr Jitesh Salian received the highly sought-after award of ‘Man of the Tournament’.
The entire day was organized and run by employees of the Mangalore Yard. A special thanks to our umpires, scorers, comperes and commentators.
This event was great for team-building and encouraged collaboration, communication and was a morale booster for all. Our players are looking forward to next year’s tournament.