Uthappa, Tiwary for Manjrekar double wicket tourney
Mumbai: Robin Uthappa and Saurabh Tiwary, two batsmen who shone during the Indian Premier League for their respective franchises, would take part in the Vijay Manjrekar memorial single wicket cricket tournament organized by the Shivaji Park Gymkhana here on May 9.
Tiwary’s Mumbai Indians teammates Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu, along with India discards Sanjay Bangar and Ramesh Powar are to play in the tournament carrying a total prize money of Rs 3.42 lakh, according to the organisers.
The winning player would take home Rs 60,000 and the runner-up Rs 40,000.
A day earlier another former Test stalwart who played for the famous cricket cradle which is celebrating its centenary year, Ramakant Desai, would be remembered.
A double wicket tournament conducted in his name in which local cricketers would fight it out for the winning pair’s top prize of Rs 75,000 out of a total prize pool of Rs 2.45 lakh would be held on May 8.
According to the Gymkhana’s secretary Dr Vikas Dubewar, the occasion would be used to honour past cricketers who have represented it in local tournaments over the years.