From President’s Desk
In the last week of July 2019 we received the confirmation from BCCI that UTCA has been given provisional affiliation. Following our hectic efforts, BCCI also agreed to allow us to participate in all domestic tournaments of season 2019-20.
We received a message on August 13 to start preparing our teams and had about 20 days to complete the exercise of registering players, holding trials and selecting eight teams in various categories. Indeed, it was a uphill task but we took the challenge.
My team worked day and night to achieve the target and I am happy to share that we were successful in sending teams in all categories.
On top of this, we also hosted 28 matches of Syed Mushtaq Trophy Tournament in November as also home matches of Vijay Merchant Trophy. The month of December was as hectic, with three different category teams playing in Chandigarh and our teams travelling to other cities.
My congratulations go to the entire UTCA team, as also officials and support staff who worked tirelessly for this success.
Although UTCA teams had very little time to prepare, still they have done quite well in all the tournaments in which they have participated so far. Our U-19 Men’s team reached quarter finals of Vinoo Mankad Tournament, the U-23 Men’s team reached semi-final of ODI tournament and our senior team also did well in Vijay Hazare and Syed Mushtaq Tournaments.
I would like to take this opportunity to also thank Director Sports, Chandigarh, DPI Chandigarh, Education Secretary Chandigarh, Principal of Sector 26 Govt School, as also the entire ground staff of Sector 26 Ground, Mahajan Cricket Ground and Sector 16 Ground. Special thanks to Mr Subhash Mahajan for allowing us to use his cricket ground for hosting matches and for practice facilities for various teams.
Dated: 15 December 2019