Bombay Gymkhana to host Inter-School Cricket

Mumbai: The Bombay Gymkhana will be organizing the inaugural Inter-Schools T20 Cricket Tournament at the Gymkhana’s Cricket ground from January 7 to 25, 2020.

Eight school teams will be participating in this league-cum-knockout tournament. The 8 teams will be divided into two groups of four teams each and they will play on a round-robin league format. The top two teams from each group will qualify for the semi-finals.

The participating schools include, Cathedral & John Connon, Campion School, G.D. Somani, St. Mary’s, Gopi Birla School, Greenlawns, Aditya Birla and Dhirubhai Ambani.

As noted by legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar; that maximum students should get chance to play, this tournament is being organized with each team of 14 players wherein any 11 can bat or bowl; thereby all 14 players get to play. All other ICC rules will apply for this tournament. 

To give the young cricketers a unique experience; a few matches including the semi-finals and final will be played under floodlights. All matches will be played at the historic Bombay Gymkhana ground where the first ever Test match between India and England was played from December 15 to 18, 1933.