CHENNAI: Guru Nanak College will be conducting the first edition of the Singh Nayar Memorial Trophy, an inter-college T20 cricket tournament for men, from January 27 to 31.
The announcement was made at a press meet presided over by secretary and correspondent Manjit Singh Nayar, principal M Selvaraj and director Dr Gunita Arun Chandhok.
The chief guest for the inauguration on January 27 at 8 am was L Sivaramakrishnan, former Indian cricketer who represented India in the World Cup and national level cricket tournaments. The chief guest for the valedictory function on January 31 at 4.30 pm will be Robin Singh, former Indian cricketer.
Nayar said that the college had produced six international cricketers — Sadagopan Ramesh, Subramaniam Badrinath, B Aparajith, Vijayshankar, K V Arun Karthik, Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan — and three Ranji Trophy players.
As many as 12 teams from various colleges in and around Chennai are participating in this tournament. Selvaraj said the winners would be given `20,000 and a trophy, and the players would be given individual prizes. The runners up will be awarded `10,000 with a trophy and individual prizes. Prizes will be given for the man of the match, man of the tournament, best batsman, best bowler, best wicket keeper and best fielder. The sponsors for the event are Southern Motorcycles.