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August 7, 2012 > BATA Cup 2012 a huge success

BATA Cup 2012 a huge success

Submitted By Dr. Ramesh Konda

Bay Area Telugu Association (BATA) organized the 9th Annual BATA Cup Cricket Tournament on July 21-22 in Fremont. All proceeds from this event were donated to Sankara Eye Foundation (SEF). BATA is a recognized Partner in Service for SEF. Scopus Consulting Group was the Grand Sponsor for the event. Event sponsors included Ravi Tax Services, and the platinum sponsors were Channel Real Estate & Mortgage, You Smile Dental, RootShell Technologies. Dosa N Biryani ( catered sumptuous food at the grounds on both days.

A record number of 48 men teams, and 63 games were played in two days. With 6-overs-6-aside format, the games were very close and the audience witnessed a lot of nail biter games. The enthusiastic spectators (consisting of spouses, children, family & friends) provided a lot of support by cheering their favorite teams and players responded by treating the crowd to a flurry of 4's and 6's as well as some excellent bowling & fielding.

Results from the tournament:
Winners of BATA 2012: Dhokla Power
Runners of BATA 2012: WCW
Man of the Finals: Vishad (Dhokla Power)
MVP of the Tournament: Jaymin (Dhokla Power)
Maximum Sixes: 10 Pramod (SOS1)

Kamesh Malla (BATA Vice President) thanked all the sponsors and 100+ volunteers whose help was instrumental in the event's success. He thanked the Cricbay & TCA, tennis ball cricket organizations in the Bay Area, for their invaluable support. Recognition was given to BATA Cup organizing committee members Kalyan Kattamuri, Ravi Thiru, Srinivas Kolli, Veeru Vuppala, Prasad Mangina, Ysahwanth Kudravalli, Sumanth, Ratna, Shiva for executing this event flawlessly. Kamesh Malla introduced the BATA committee and key team consisting of Dr Ramesh Konda (President), Kalyan Kattamuri (Secretary), Sirisha Battula (Treasurer), Yaswanth Kudaravalli (Joint Secretary), Jyostna, Sumanth, Kondal, Vijaya Aasuri, Veeru Vuppala, Karun Veligeti.

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