Indian board to launch corporate cricket

January 3rd, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) The Indian cricket board will launch an inter-corporate tournament to generate employment for cricketers. The winners will get Rs.10 million (approx $200,000).

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided in its working committee meeting here Saturday to institute an inter-corporate tournament with a view to encouraging employment opportunities for cricketers.

“The tournament will be held annually in the 50-over and Twenty20 formats,” BCCI said in a release after its meeting.

The tournament was aimed at increasing employment opportunities for players. Other prizes include Rs.5 million for the runners-up and Rs.2.5 million for the losing semi-finalists.

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