Billabong High International School host the Cricket Tournament
New Delhi, 29th April 2016: Billabong High International School, Noida takes pride in announcing the onset of “Billabong High International Inter School Cricket Tournament 2016” (Under 15 Boys Category), from 25th – 30th April 2016 Noida with the moto to promote cricket at grassroots level and offer competitive exposure to promising cricketing talents in Noida schools. The tournament witnessed the presence of renowned cricketer Mr. Parvinder Awana and Common Wealth Games medal winning wrestler
Ms. Babita Nagar.
Cricket has enjoyed a prominent position in the sporting history of the city which has produced a number of skilled cricketers, who have gone on to achieve great laurels at the National level. To continue unearthing good cricketing talent, the tournament will be supported by Billabong High International School, Noida who are the host for this U-15 cricket tournament.
Speaking about the initiative, Ms. Jasmine Gandhi, Director of Billabong High International School & Kangaroo Kids said, “We are proud to host such one of a kind cricket tournament where all the leading schools of Delhi-NCR are participating. Our purpose of getting into the sports tournament is twofold. On one hand, it helps identify and promote young talent and gives them a well charted course to make it big in sports, on the other; it helps us get young children out into sports arenas and grounds. The formative years of cricket is this crucial period between ages 11 to 15. That is when, cricketers start discovering their mental as well as physical skills and orient themselves towards a particular discipline of the game like batting, bowling, wicket keeping and fielding. With changes in lifestyle, our children are not spending as much time playing as we would do in our childhood. We are confident that this tournament can emerge as a very powerful youth mobilization program. We wish all the participating young cricketers from all the schools the very best for the tournament”.
Further adding Ms. Gandhi said, “At BHIS Noida, we believe sports and games are an integral part of the Total Education of any child and makes valuable contributions to psychomotor, cognitive and affective domains. We hope that this initiative will serve as an ideal platform to identify and nurture young talented cricketers for them to be able to get noticed for district or state and national level teams in future”.
The tournament is conducted on Knockout basis. Each team consists of 15 players and one coach. The match is 20 over a side. The School shall announce awards for Winner’s Trophy, Runner’s Up Trophy, Best All Rounder, Best Bowler, Best Batsman for the Final Match & Man of the Match award for winner of the knockout matches.
Few of the participating schools are DPS Indirapuram, Genesis Global School, Ramagya School, Amity School Noida, Amity School Vasundhara, St. Francis School, Mary Angel School, Ryan International School Noida, Assisi Convent, Gurukul School and G.D. Goenka School Greater Noida.