The Hyderabad IPL Franchise team Sunrisers are now the ambassadors of ‘Road Safety and Accident Prevention’ awareness campaign', an intiative by Apollo Hospitals.
Aimed at preventing accidents, this initiative was launched on Friday in the city by Ch D Tirumala Rao, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad, MT Krishna Babu IAS, commissioner, GHMC, CV Anand, Additional Commissioner (Traffic), Hyderabad, Sangita Reddy, executive director, Apollo Hospitals and the Sunrisers Team comprising of VVS Laxman, Kumara Sangakkara, Kris Srikkant, Dale Steyn, Akshath Reddy, Ashish Reddy, Hanuma Vihari and Ravi Teja.
As part of the campaign, a motor rally was flagged off by the Cyberabad Police Commissioner at 9:30 am, from the Cyberabad Commissionate and culminated in a show at the Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills.
The month long campaign has several activities planned on road safety across the city, which will reach out to public through schools, corporate houses, the IT district and neighborhoods. The launch is a platform to put forward the importance of disciplined road behaviour.
Sunrisers on a cricket talent hunt
Smitten by the IPL magic? Here’s more good news. Hyderabad Sunrisers announced the induction of RN Sports as its official talent hunt partner. Aimed at finding new cricket talent in the country, the Cricket Talent Hunt search is being organised in association with the IPL team. The current team already boasts of four local heroes, including Ashish Reddy, Hanuma Vihari, Akshath Reddy and Ravi Teja, making this season all the more exciting for cricket lovers in the city.
About 20 such cricket frenzy people were attentively listening as Hyderabad Sunrisers coach Tom Moody and bowling coach Waqar Younis gave them expert tips and announced a new talent hunt, at the press conference announcing the hunt.
This opportunity will provide youngsters to emulate feats of international cricket veterans like Krishnamachari Srikkanth, V V S Laxman and others.
A selection committee under the Sunrisers management will finalise the players and selected individuals will be groomed further by the RN Sports Club in Hyderabad and other parts of the country.
Speaking at the launch, Kris Srikkant said, “This search will go a long way in realising our dream to go to every nook and corner of the country and help us in finding and nurturing new talent to serve India Cricket in future.”
However, organisers are looking at crickters from the grassroot level.
“We usually see many people from urban areas having access to these facilities. But we want to pick up talent from remote parts of the country as well. We are happy that Sunrisers are with us,” Vijay Barhate, founder and director of RN Sports Club said.