Aswani Cricket Cup (ACC) 2023 Tournament | Royal Challengers wins 2nd ACC trophy, defeat Mangtani Titans by 8 wickets in final
Pune : Aswani Cricket Cup (ACC) 2023 Tournament | Royal Challengers Varun defeated Mangtani Titans in the final of second edition of Aswani Cricket Cup (ACC 2023) to lift the trophy. Royal Challengers, who have played arguably the most attractive and effective brand of cricket in ACC 2023, defeated Mangtani Titans by 8 wickets to seal their first ACC trophy. This tournament was held at the Mrunal Cricket Ground in Pimpri-Chinchwad. A total of 14 teams participated in it & played its T-10 format with the tagline ‘Ye Hai Pimpri Ka Tyohar’. Along with cricket ACC, this year has organized Dodgeball championship to promote sports in womens in Sindhi community. In dodgeball, Royal Challengers Varun defeated Ratnani Knight Riders and won the title.
Mangtani Titans skipper Pavan Panjabi won the toss and opted to bat first. But their batting line does not work as expected. Titans were able to collect 65 runs losing 5 wickets in 12 overs. Mayur Lalvani and Piyush Ramnani contributed 17 runs each. Manish Kataria took 2 wickets for 24 runs and Jayesh Kelani took 2 wickets for 15 runs. Chasing 66 runs for victory, Royal Challengers reached the winning target by 2 wickets in just 8.5 overs. Opener Mahesh Tejwani played aggressively from the beginning and scored an unbeaten 37 runs. He was well supported by Jitesh Tilokchandani. Mahesh Tejwani picked up Player of the match. Mayur Lalwani & Pavan Panjabi took 1 wicket each.
The winning Royal Challengers team was awarded a grand golden trophy and Rs.5,55,555/-, while the runner-up Titans team was awarded a silver trophy and a cash prize of Rs.3,33,333/-. Mayur Lalwani (Man of the Series) and Keerthi (Dodgeball-Women of the Series) were awarded Chetak Smart Electric Scooters. Daksh Khemchandani won the award as the best bowler and Sagar Mathani as the best batsman.
Chief Organizer and Owner of Aswani Promoters & Builders Shrichand Aswani expressed happiness about the successful tournament and said, We all Sindhis enjoyed cricket and dodgeball competition for almost a month. This year women and girls of the Sindhi community were also encouraged to play sports. The competition was conducted with great enthusiasm and joy. The importance of sports is increasing in the Sindhi society, and families also participated in this competition in large numbers.