10, November 2019, Pimpri (Pune): Sindhi Premier League, a nonprofit making cricket tournament to be kicked off from December 2, 2019. This league is kept with a motive of uniting the Sindhi community and also aiming at the importance of fitness. The opening ceremony is on 2nd December at 4.30 pm at Mrunal Cricket ground, Pimpri, post this all the matches began. Rohit Gera of Gera Builders, Rajesh Uttamchandani of Syska LED and Kailas Ghatani, former Ranji Player expected as guest for the opening ceremony. All the matches & Scores will be live on Facebook and a scoring app. for all the people who are unable to make it to the ground. The matches will be played for 18 days with closing day being on the 18th of December i.e. the mega finals. The amount remaining from the event will be used for donation to organizations helping Education for the needy, informed by Hitesh Dadlani, organizer in the press conference. Kanwal Khiani, Kamal Jethani, Ankush Mulchandani, Naresh Nasha, Avi Tejwani, Karan Aswani, Ravi Daryani, Avi Israni & others were present at the press conference.
Hitesh Dadlani said, “Sindhi’s are scattered all around the country, but we seldom get chance to meet and come on a common platform. Another motive behind this is to increase interest in on field Sports and avoid overuse of mobile/Internet. A group of youngsters in Pimpri Chinchwad has organized and envisioned this league as a place to come out in person and get a feel of meeting people, playing together and celebrating oneness. We want to spread this tournament to all the Sindhi’s in the country and may be one day around the world and want all Sindhi communities to have similar events in their respective cities. ‘Sindhi’s are meant only for business” a common stereotype heard about the community, in a small way but such events may change the way we look at the community.”
After an amazing 1st edition, where was viewed by 51,500 people on Facebook across the world. An initiative that started with few associations has become a most awaited event for Sindhi’s sports enthusiast. This year we have some players from places like Parbhani and Pune city, which are specially staying back in Pimpri for the tournament. The tournament has been designed in line with the IPL format. There are 12 teams, with 12 team owners. These owners have been given teams with names that are connected to our roots in some or the other way, he added.
The team names are MAST KALANDARS, SULTANS OF SINDH, MOHENJODARO WARRIORS, SINDHFUL RANGERS, SSD FALCONS, INDUS DYNAMOS, DADA VASWANIS BRIGADE, JHULELAL SUPERKINGS, HEMUKALANI GLADIATORS, GURUNANAK KNIGHTS, SANT KANWARAM ROYALS, ARYANS UNITED. The league theme song is – ‘Jio Sindhi’ and the tag line is ‘PLAY CELEBRATE REPEAT’. The thought behind it is that we want to play competitive sport and we will celebrate the victories together. The logos of the 12 teams are attached in the file. 151 player registrations were opened for 10 days and we were lucky to have them all filled up in 24 hours. 151 players will be auctioned by using 25 lac virtual money pots given to the owners, so that we have all fair and competitive teams + last year’s balance pots of the teams if any. This league will give a chance to these players to play against their old team mates, make new friends and also a chance for players who didn’t have a full 11 member team to register for a tournament, they could come and register alone.