Devadiga Premier League (DPL) - Cricket Tournament - 2017
Devadiga Youth Wing and Devadiga Sports Club of Devadiga Sangha Mumbai jointly presented 6th Devadiga Premier League - Cricket Tournament - 2017 at Poinsur Gymkhana Ground, Kandivli (W) on 4th June 2017.
After the successful DPL events in last 5 years which gathered cricket lovers & fans from Devadiga community across Mumbai, 6th Devadiga Premier League 2017 was organized by Devadiga Youth Wing along with Devadiga Sports Club, Mumbai.
As per the detailed planning of the DPL - 2017 Organisers Youth Core Team, 9 teams representing their respective Local Coordination Committees of Sangha, have participated in the tournament which was successfully completed as per designed format of the event.
The chief guest Shri. Ravi S. Devadiga, President of Devadiga Sangha Mumbai, inaugurated the Event with lighting of the lamp. Our Beloved Immediate past President Shri Vasu S Devadiga, Ex - Presidents Shri. Hiriadka Mohandas, Shri. K K Mohandas, Shri. Gopal M Moily, Ex. Sports Committee Chairman Shri. Jaya L Devadiga, Sports Chairperson Smt. Jayanti M. Devadiga, Youth Mentor Shri. Naresh S Devadiga were present and graced the occasion.
The DPL event had 1 Qualifier, 4 Quarter final matches, 2 semi- final matches followed by a FINAL match. The four overs a side match was started at 9.00 am and concluded at 4.30pm.
There were approximately 120 players representing various LCC teams and first qualifier match was held between Bhandup Bombers and Anudhya Asalpha. Anudhya Asalpha won the match and qualified for the Quarter finals
First Quarter final match was played between Navi Mumbai Predators and Dombivli Warriors.
Dombivli Warriors won and Qualified for the Semi Final Berth.
Second Quarter Finals was played between Jogeshwari Tough Fighters and Asalpha Challengers
Jogeshwari Tough Fighters beat Asalpha challengers to qualify for Semi Final against Dombivli Warriors.
Third Quarter finals was played between Prerna, Mira Road against Thane Youths. Prerna successfully chased 57 runs in 4 overs to qualify for semi - final Berth.
Fourth Quarter Finals was played between Devadiga Brothers and Anudhya Asalpha which Anudhya Asalpha won in a closely contested match and qualified for Semi Final clash with Prerna Mira Road.
Semi Finals between Jogeshwari Tough Fighters and Dombivli Warriors was the highlight of the tournament. Both teams showed their cricketing skills and talents and were a closely contested match. Dombivli Warriors overcome the challenge and won the match and were the first Finalist.
Second Semi Final Match was between Prerna Mira Road and Anudhya Asalpha. Dark Horse Anudhya Asalpha unsettled the inform Prerna Mira Road and won the match and entered the finals.
The Final clash was a nail biter match and was closely contested between the Dombivli Warriors and Anudhya Asalpha teams. Both Showed their skills and excellent talents in Batting, Bowling and Fielding area and gave DPL 2017 as memorable match. The Match was decided in the Final Over of the event where Anudhya Asalpha successfully managed to defend their score and became the Champions of DPL 2017.
The day showed some excellent batting skills from batsmen hitting fours & sixers all over the ground. Bowlers did well with ball & made great efforts to restrict the opposite team with less score & take maximum wickets, quality fielding & some great catches were also seen.
Following were the winners:
WINNERS DPL 2017 : ANUDHYA ASALPHA
RUNNER UP DPL 2017 : DOMBIVLI WARRIORS
Fair Play Award : Team Anudhya Asalpha
Best Batsman : Harish Devadiga (Dombivili Warriors)
Best Bowler : Santosh Devadiga (Anudhya Asalpha)
Man of the Match : 1. Harish Devadiga – Dombivili Warriors
2. Puneet Devadiga – Dombivili Warriors
3. Latesh Devadiga – Anudhya Asalpha
4. Lavesh Devadiga – Anudhya Asalpha
5. Santosh Devadiga – Anudhya Asalpha
6. Praveen Devadiga – Anudhya Asalpha
7. Anand Devadiga – Prerna - Mira Road
8. Nishant Devadiga – Jogeshwari Tough Fighters
Participation Trophy was being awarded to all the 9 teams.
Thanks to Shri. Ravi S. Devadiga, President, Devadiga Sangha Mumbai, Managing Committee of Devadiga Sangha Mumbai, All LCC teams and Local Co-Ordination Committees, Devadiga Sports Club and Youth Core Team for providing support for conducting 6Th DPL successfully.
Special thanks to Shri. Girish Devadiga, who guided us and supported us in the entire planning and an excellent execution.
Special Thanks to all the Sponsors Shri. Pravin Narayan, Smt. Prafulla Vasu Devadiga, Smt. Akshata Kudpi Panambur, Smt. Jayanthi M Devadiga, Thane Youth Team, City LCC, Mira Road LCC, Navi Mumbai LCC and Asalpha LCC for their contribution and support extended.
Special Thanks to Shri. Jaya Devadiga Ex Chairman, Devadiga Sports Club for guidance and arranging the ground and facilities required for conducting the tournament
Last but not the least thanks to all the dignitaries present on the day and the entire youth crowd who supported us for making the event a grand successful and memorable one.
Cricket fever never dies….nor does the DPL. Looking forward for an exciting level of
cricketing game next year!
Lata Devadiga / Atish Devadiga
Jt. Secretaries, Devadiga Youth Wing Mumbai