PANAJI: The 5th edition of Akhil Gomantakiya Daivadnya Brahmin Youth Association’s (AGDBYA’s) Daivadnya Cricket Cup 2023 was held on 14th & 15th January 2023 at S.A.G ground, Fatorda.
The concluding ceremony of the 2 days cricket event was attended by Nitin Raikar, Director, Directorate of Fire & Emergency Services, Goa, as the Chief Guest and Pandharinath alias Sandip Shamba Anvekar, President – Shri Kalika Temple, Kasarpal, Goa, as the Guest of Honour.
Miss Vidhi Verlekar, the 9-year-old student from Trinity Primary School, Curtorim, was felicitated for her outstanding performance at Marshall Arts.
A total of 17 teams from all over Goa participated in this tournament, including 2 women’s teams. The annual 2 days event aims to bring the people of the community together and gives the youth the platform to showcase their talent in cricket. This 5th edition was held after a break of 2 years because of Covid-19 Pandemic.
The Association is also into round-the-year social activities like free Health check-up camps, Blood donation camps, distribution of books, Educational help for the needy, Career guidance camps, Children’s Day functions etc. The Association has also distributed face masks, sanitisers, Covid kits, oximeters etc., during Covid-19 Pandemic to the frontline warriors and to all sections of society.
Preshil Salkar, President-AGDBYA, welcomed the guests and other dignitaries and briefed about all the events, activities and other social services carried out by the Association throughout the year. Chief Guest Nitin Raikar appreciated the efforts of AGDBYA for conducting such types of events professionally and thanked the Association for inviting him to such a function.
The winning team, with the runner-up team and other individuals, received trophies from the guests in a grand function attended by more than 300 people. The trophies received are as below:-
Men’s Winning team – Shri Bodgeshwar
Men’s Runner’s up – Vernekar Warriors
Man of the Series – Manoj Haldankar
Best Batsman – Siddesh Verlekar
Best Bowler – Vivek Verlekar
Man of the match for final – Amrut Verlekar
Best catch – Prajay Haldankar
Maximum sixes – Amrut Verlekar
Best upcoming player – Atharv Verlekar
Women’s Winning team – Royal Strikers
Women’s Runner’s up – Southern Spartans
Man of the match (Women’s) – Puja Usapkar
Best Bowler (Women’s) – Lisha Lotlikar.
Dipti Nagvekar and Vrundawan Raikar compered for the function. Mr Rohit Vernekar, Secretary-AGDBYA, gave the vote of thanks. He thanked all the Guests, Teams, Players, Sponsors, Audience, Match officials and volunteers.