India’s biggest cricket tournament for Advocates & Judges, starts from 27th Dec 2021 in Nashik
The inaugural ceremony of the eighth edition of the State Level Advocates Cricket Tournament will be held on December 26, 2021 at 7pm. The event will take place at Meenatai Thakre Stadium in Nashik. The Chief Guests for the programme are, Bombay High Court Judges; Justice Prakash Deu Naik, Justice Makarand Subhash Karnik and Justice Sandeep Kashinath Shinde. Adv. Sanjiv Kadam, President Advocate Association of Western India Mumbai, will also grace the event. The other prominent members to be present for the ceremony are, Adv. K.K.Ghuge, Adv. Daulatrao Ghumre, Adv. Avinash Bhide, Adv. Jayant Jaybhave, Adv. K.J.Dighe and Adv. Ashok Khutade. Judge A,S,Waghwase, Principal District & Sessions Judge, Nashik, is the President of the Programme.
The tournament, which is a T20 affair, will be played from December 27, 2021 to January 2, 2022 in Nashik. The matches will be played across 30-40 different grounds in Nashik. The competition will see a total of 80 teams participating. These teams include lawyers and judges from Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka. All the teams will be divided into 28 groups. Each team will play two matches. The eight-day tournament will be divided into two; first three days will see league matches being played and the next five days will have the knock-outs. Only the top team/s from the group will qualify for the knockouts. Around 50 matches are expected to be played in a single day.
CricketGraph reached out to one of the organizers of the tournament, Adv. Vivekananda Jagdale, President Late. Ramkrushna Jagdale Foundation & Nashik District Advocate Cricket & Sports Association to understand about this unique cricket tournament organized for lawyers and judges.
About the tournament, Adv. Jagdale said, “We have been organizing this T20 cricket tournament for lawyers and judges since 2013. Every year, apart from ofcourse 2020, we successfully conducted this tournament. The last time we had this tournament was in 2019. We saw as many as 105 teams participating in the competition. Last year, that is 2020, due the COVID-19 imposed lockdown we could not organize this tournament. But this year, yes, we are excited for the tournament and hope to make it a grand success.”