The Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) is spending an amount of Rs 20 lakh a year for the development of cricket infrastructure in all districts of Telangana, HCA president G Vinod said here on Sunday.
He was speaking at the opening of the Konda Venkata Ranga Reddy memorial cricket tournament.
“The recent retirement of star batsman Sachin Tendulkar has shown us what sports can bring out of a person. It builds character and also testifies the enormous passion and concentration,” he said.
“Four best teams from each mandal were selected and the inaugural match of the tournament will be held on December 12, the birth anniversary of Ranga Reddy at Chevella cricket ground. The tournament will be held for over six weeks and the final will be played on January 15, 2014,” said Konda Vishweshar Reddy, TRS leader and organiser of the tournament. The total prize money is Rs 2 lakhs. The last date for registration is December 12. For details and registration contact S.Ramulu- 9948888169.