CHENNAI: Former India captain Kris Srikkanth’s son Adithyaa Srikkanth, who is a gaming expert, has launched Cric Wars, the world’s first 3D multi-player cricket game, here on Thursday. The highlight of the game is the commentary by Srikkanth in English and Tamil.
“Cric Wars is the world’s first true 3D multi-player battle game where you play against other players from across the world in an exciting format made for smartphones and tablets,” said Adithyaa.
The game is available on android play store and IOS app store. “One can simply download the app which is free. What separates this game from the rest is the real-time play and the enormous graphics on display, like what you see in an international match,” explained the former junior Tamil Nadu cricketer.
The game is not just for children, but for all who love the sport. “You can play with friends across the globe by connecting through Facebook. The real-time multiplayer experience right from your phones gives one a feel of the game. One can earn boosters and unlock special shots such as helicopter, dil scoop, switch hit and many more,” revealed Adithyaa, whose Zealcity Studios has developed the app. “Commentary by Srikkanth is the speciality and the game is available in six languages,” he added.
Indian Terrain-Champions Sportive Series, an amateur eight-city cycling championship, was launched on Thursday. Sportive Series is a competitive cycling event for amateurs, spread across eight cities. The event is split in two parts comprising of a competitive leg (100km race) and a non-competitive part (50km ride). The top three (men and women) from the competitive leg from each city will get a chance to participate in the final in Delhi. For 100km, entry fees is Rs 700 and for the 50km event it is Rs 600. The Chennai leg will be held on October 8. For registration, log on to www.championssportlive.com.
National junior tennis
Dhakshineswar Suresh and SG Vasavi are some of the top players from Tamil Nadu who will be seen in action in the Adidas-MCC national junior (U-18) hard court tennis championship to be played here from August 12 to 19. Apart from MCC courts, matches will be played at Cosmopolitan Club, Presidency Club, SDAT (Egmore, Nungambakkam).
MA Alagappan, president of TNTA, presented a cheque of `6 lakh to K Dhanajayadas, vice-president of MCC, towards the state association’s contribution for running the tournament.Dipen shines
S Dipen Chandrakanth’s unbeaten 97 and Vikram Satheesh’s 79 paved the way for PSBB Millennium School A to get the better of Sethu Bhaskara by 113 runs in the TNCA city schools U-16 tournament for the C Ramaswamy Trophy. Sadha Shiva grabbed four wickets for only 18.
Brief scores: The PSBB Millennium School A 240/3 in 30 ovs (S Dipen Chandrakanth 97 n.o, Vikram Satheesh 79) bt Sethu Bhaskara 127 in 26 ovs (Sadha Shiva 4/18); Vidya Mandir SSS A 206/3 in 30 ovs (John Tarun George 80, Ramnath Lakshminarayanan 50 n.o) bt PSBB SSS 77/8 in 30 ovs.