Suthinthran Rao and son watching cricket match.
Rao was playing at the ApnaComplex Treamis Premier League, a 15-over, tennis ball cricket tournament being played at TreamisWorldSchool grounds in ElectronicCity on Sunday, 18th September. It is an inter-apartment corporate event in Bangalore. Players need to form a team representing the apartment or organizations. Thirteen teams are taking part in the tournament which began on 10th September and will go till 2nd October. The matches are held on weekends.
The tournament became an opportunity for several people, most of them in their thirties or early forties, to rediscover sports. Umakant Soni, 32, another entrepreneur living in Concorde Silicon Valley (CSV), Electronic City, feels no matter how hectic one’s schedule is they have to take time out for physical activities like sports, to maintain a balanced life. "The tournament has been an amazing experience. I will play more regularly from now on." he said. Soni, captain of CSV Warriors led his team to victory against Concorde Mid Way City by scoring 57 runs and taking three wickets. "I wish my four year old daughter was here to see her daddy play." he says.
Apnacomplex cricket match in progress
Manish Gupta, 40, a player for Springfield apartments Field Fighters, said that although they are not in their physical prime, it was not too to difficult playing the matches. "Most of us have played some sport or the other so we are not all that bad. We are rediscovering our talents in this tournament." he says humorously.
The league matches conclude on 24th September and quarterfinals will begin on the same day.