High hopes on Slum Premier Cricket League

Published by Metro India News on August 06, 2016 00:07:12 AM
High hopes on Slum Premier Cricket League

Hyderabad's Daniels Cricket Academy to organize a week long Slum Premier Cricket League starting from August 8, 2016.

This Premier League will open up opportunities for slum children to explore the sport, show case their talent and full fill their dreams. Poor cannot afford to by even a cricket bat. Now they can get to play a professional match informs Daniel Kanaparthi, who conceived the idea.

Parents of 256 players of sixteen teams are auto drivers, plumbers, daily wage labourers, maid servants, construction workers, street vendors. Some of the players are orphans, who don’t have parents. And the stage is all set for the first ever Slum Dwellers Cricket Extravaganza. It will be kicked from 8th August at a Cricket Ground at Uppal.But, before that on 6th a Jersey and Trophy Unveiling program is fixed which will be graced by Mr. P. Muralidhar Rao, National General Secretary of BJP.

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He will unveil them in the presence of 256 players from 16 teams and their well wishers in a function to be held in Mekaster Auditorium (Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications) Osmania University campus informed Daniel Kanaparthi, the man who conceptualized. The SPCL has already roped in 16 teams. The names of the teams are interestingly coined. These teams include: Puranapul Nawabs, Kanchanbagh Warriors, Charminar Titans,Chanchalguda Sultans, Vidyanagar Gold, Uppal Rockets, Kishanbagh Sardars, Gadi Kotta Racers, Banjaragadd Diamonds, Habshiguda Wizards, Boduppal Jaguars, Manikeshwar Nagar Lions, Amberpet Panthers, Nacharam Angels,Maheshwaram Kings and Veerappa Gadd Thunder.

"We will provide them a platform, help them participate in professional contests, train, so that they can showcase their talent informs Daniel Kanaparthi. We have already procured Uniforms, Shoes and Cricket Kits. We have different uniforms for different teams, he said. We have spent little over Rs 3 lakhs on the same," said Daniel Kanaparthi.