Pune: MCA President Rohit Pawar Awards Rs 25 Lakh Prize to Maharashtra’s U-19 Vinoo Mankad Trophy Champions

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Pune, October 31, 2023: Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) president Rohit Pawar on Monday evening announced a prize of Rs. 25 lakh to its U-19 cricket team for winning the U-19 Vinoo Mankad Trophy.

In a final played on Monday, the Maharashtra colts put on a brilliant team performance to thump Mumbai by 115 runs in the final played at Holker Stadium in Indore.

“I would like to congratulate the entire team, coaching staff and the selection committee for this win. I would like to announce a prize of Rs 25 lakh for the winning team,” MCA president Rohit Pawar said.

“It’s a moment of great pride for us. We hope that some of the boys will go on to play for the Indian team in the future and do well this season,” he further added.

Put to bat first, Maharashtra put up 316 for 6 in their 50 overs courtesy of Arshin Kulkarni 133 (104b, 8x4s, 6x6s), Digvijay Patil 74 (55b, 10x4s), Sachin Dhas 66 (56b, 4x4s, 2x6s) and skipper Kiran Chormale 66 (47b, 4x4s, 5x6s).

The boys then bundled Mumbai out for 201 in just 35.2 overs with Swaraj Chavan bagging a fifer (5 for 42 in 7.2 overs). He was well-aided by Prateek Tiwari (2-37 in 8) and Arshin Kulkarni (1-15 in 3).

On Tuesday, seven Maharashtra U-19 players – Arshin Kulkarni, Sachin Dhas, Kiran Chormale, Sahil Parakh, Sohan Jamale, Anurag Kawade and Digvijay Patil – were named in the squad for U-19 one-dayer challenger trophy.