ITANAGAR, Nov 21: The second Arunachal Pradesh Central Government Inter-departmental Cricket Tournament begun at APBn ground, Chimpu here on Wednesday.
State BSNL GM Dilip Siram, who declared the tournament open, in his address, said that such recreational sporting activities are very important for government employees to relax in their daily busy and monotonous schedule.
The opening match was played between Prasar Bharati and India Post, the defending champion. Prasar Bharati won the match in a close contest by only 5 runs. Batting first Prasar Bharati put up 98 runs on the board in 20 overs. In return India Post was bowled out for 93 runs in 17.2 overs. India Post skipper Kabit Taki scored crucial 29 runs. For Prasar Bharati, Rakesh Doley top scored with 22 runs. BR Meena was declared man-of-the-match for his 4 wicket haul and blistering 3 ball 10 runs.
Three teams Prasar Bharati (AIR and Doordarshan), India Post and BSNL are participating in the tournament.
Central Government Inter-departmental Cricket Tournament is a running trophy being played by the central government department in Arunachal Pradesh. The organizers have said that the aim of this event is to create a platform for better understanding and mutual cooperation among all the central government employees in the state. They also informed that more such sporting activities will be taken up in the coming days to strengthen the sense of oneness among them, according to an official release.