Red Bull Campus Cricket 2018

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Hyderabad, May 17, 2018: After a spectacular season in 2017, Red Bull Campus Cricket returns to bowl over budding cricketers in the country. Taking the competition up one more notch, the global T20 college cricket tournament has added two new cities (Mysore & Raipur) to its roster and will witness the highest participation ever over 250 plus colleges across 29 cities.

Taking place from March 12 to the second week of April, the Red Bull Campus Cricket city qualifiers took place simultaneously across 29 cities –Hyderabad, Vizag, Cochin, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Chennai, and Mysore in the South. After the city rounds and the city eliminators, Bangalore, Hyderabad & Vizag city champions played 2 matches each at Nidhi Ground, Hyderabad on 14th & 15thMay 2018 where , Jain College, Bangalore won 2 matches and qualified for National Finals in Mohali..

 

Jain College Bangalore also beat Raghu College of Engineering Vizag by 16 runs. Jain College won the toss and chose to bat first. Match Scorecard: Jain College Bangalore 139/5 (20 overs) * Raghu College of Engineering Vizag – 123/10 (18 overs). Manogna from Jain College Bangalore won the man of the match award for picking up 4 wickets and giving away just 21 runs.

 

Jain College Bangalore beat TKR College of Engineering Hyderabad by 75 runs. Jain College won the toss and chose to bat first. Match Scorecard: Jain College Bangalore 205/3 (20 overs) * TKR College of Engineering Hyderabad – 135/10 (18.3 overs). Shrijit.K from Jain College Bangalore won the man of the match award for scoring 132 not out and also picking up 2 wickets.

 

The match between TKR College of Engineering Hyderabad and Raghu College of Engineering Vizag was a washout with both teams registering a point each and thus not qualifying for the national finals.

 

RBCC Regional Rounds – Host city, venue and dates:

Sr.No

City

Ground

Dates

1

Chennai

SSN Ground

12th & 13th May

2

Hyderabad

Nidhi Ground

14th & 15th May

3

Kolkata

Salt Lake Ground

3rd & 4th may

4

Ranchi

Sapphire International Ground

30th April & 1st May

5

Delhi

Saket Sports Complex

26th & 27th April

6

Chandigarh

Tao Devi Lal Ground

23rd & 24th April

7

Vadodara

Moti Baug Cricket ground

6th & 7th May

8

Pune

Vision Academy

9th & 10th  May

 

The top two teams from each zone will then compete in the National finals, where the teams will play in the knockout rounds of quarterfinals, semifinals and finals respectively. The National winner will then represent India in the Red Bull Campus Cricket World Series Championship 2018. Past winners from India that have gone on to represent the country at the World Championships are Rizvi College, Mumbai; DAV College, Chandigarh; Swami Shraddhanand College, Delhi; and MMC College, Pune.

 

Well-known Indian cricketers KL Rahul and Karun Nair have been associated with Red Bull Campus Cricket. Shradul Thakur, Manan Vohra, Siddhesh Lad, Himanshu Rana, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Anukul Roy, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ricky Bhui are other well-known faces who played RBCC Cricket in the past and emerging stars in the Indian Cricket scene.

 

In addition, running parallel to Red Bull campus Cricket, Red Bull Speedster is taking place at each regional final to find the fastest bowler in the country. Top 8 bowlers, 1 from each regional final city will be selected to compete during the national finals of Red Bull Campus Cricket. The best from the 8 bowlers will then be awarded the opportunity to train with India’s fast bowler Varun Aaron.  SS Rao, former Ranji Player is the technical director of Red Bull Speedster. 

Date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018