Defeat North Eastern Railway by 81 runs;
Also bag best All-Rounder, Batsman, Man of Tourney titles
Food Corporation of India lifted yet another title in the world of games by winning the Ninth All India Shaheed Major Amiya Tripathi Memorial Cricket Tournament.
FCI defeated North Eastern Railway, Lucknow, by 81 runs in the final of the prestigious five-day championship at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh last month-end. It also cornered the awards for the Man of the Tournament, Best Batsman and the Best All-Rounder of the Tournament.
Further, FCI’s Dhruv Sheroy was declared the Man of the Match in the 35-over final for scoring 81 in his team’s total of 281. He also took three wickets, as North Eastern Railway was all out for 200.
FCI’s Chetan Sharma was declared the Man of the Tournament and was gifted with a Hero Xtreme bike, having scored 70 (not out), 74 n.o and 41 in the quarter, semi and final matches respectively. Sharma’s team-mate Rajinder Bisht, who scored an unbeaten 120 in the quarterfinal, became the Best Batsman of the Tournament.
In the December 28 final, Shorey scored 81, Lakhan Singh 77 and Chetan Sharma 41. Besides Shorey, Tulkip Narang took three wickets each, while Ramesh Prasad picked two.
In the quarterfinal of the tourney, FCI had defeated DC Club, Lucknow and Malik Sports, Delhi, in the semifinal — both by nine wickets.
Earlier last year, FCI had won Raghubir Memorial Tournament and become runner-up in Goswami Ganesh Dutt cricket tournament. It was in the summer of 2013 that FCI rewrote its two-decade-old sports policy to discover potential performers early and substantially reward them for achievements.
Next month, FCI will be participating in the All India PSU Cricket Tournament in Pune.