Sharad Bhake Memorial Inter-Club Under-13 Cricket Tournament organized by Sharad Bhake Cricket Academy (SBCA) was inaugurated on Friday at Vidya Vihar ground.
In all 16 teams are participating in the tournament and they have been divided in four groups. Group A include host SBCA, Reshimbagh Gymkhana, Rising Star Academy and Maruti Cricket Academy Amravati.
Group B consist Ruby Sporting Club, Akola District Cricket Academy, Sapphire Cricket Academy and Bhaskar Joshi XI. Group C is represented by PHCA, Citi Gymkhana, Mujumdar Cricket Academy and Central Railway. Group D include defending champion Dr Ambedkar College Cricket Academy, Sahas Cricket Club, Brotherhood Cricket Academy and VMV.
Top team from each group will qualify for the semis that will be played on May 17 followed by final on next day. The matches will be played at Nelco Society ground, Vidya Vihar, Sahas Cricket Academy, Citi Gymkhana and Central Railway grounds. The matches will be of 30 overs.
Retired Group Captain DD Deshpande inaugurated the tournament in the presence of Purushottam Joshi, Sanjay Kali, former corporator Gopal Bohare and Mohabe.