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Tata Chemicals organises a cricket league, sees excellent participation from the local community

Mithapur | March 28, 2023: Tata Chemicals Society for Rural Development (TCSRD) organised the Mithapur Premier Cricket League for the youth of Okhlamandal from March 15-26, 2023. The tournament saw participation from 22 teams and 452 players from the area.  There were 6 women’s teams out of 22. A total of 40 matches were played in the battle for the title. The tournament was inaugurated by Mr N Kamath, Chief Manufacturing Officer and Site Head, Tata Chemicals, Mithapur, in presence of Sarpanch from nearby villages.

There were also nine exhibition matches between Nagarpalika Taluka, Police, Rural School Teachers, Taluka Panchayat, Mamlatdar Office, and Dwarka-Okha Court Office. Five women’s teams from TCSRD, Uday Foundation, TCL & local SHGs also participated in this tournament.

The closing ceremony of the tournament was held on March 26, 2023. The chief guest of the event was Mr Pavubha Manik (MLA, Dwarka) and the special guest was Mr Bhima Khunti (Indian Wheelchair Cricket Player). The Sunrisers team was declared the winner of the tournament (men). The winning team beat Super Kings by nine wickets. Mr Jaideep was named Man of the Match, and the Man of the Series title was given to Mr Arvind Athal. In the women’s tournament, the SHG team bagged the title. The team won by 11 runs in a super over. Ms Sehnazben was named Player of the Match and the Player of the Series title was given to Ms Priya Samani. This is the first time women’s teams participated in MPCL.

Speaking about the event, Mr N Kamath said, “At Tata Chemicals, we constantly endeavour to engage with youth. Sports are a great tool for character building, this tournament is one such attempt. Recreational activities like this allow youngsters to interact with other youngsters and provide them with a platform to showcase their talents. We are elated to see such huge participation in this. I am certain this tournament will act as a good medium for bringing the people of Okhalmandal together.

Talking about the event, a local from Okhlamandal said, “It is good to see a company like Tata Chemicals organise such events. Tournaments like these encourage youngsters to explore their interests.”

Established in 1980, the primary aim of Tata Chemicals Society for Rural Development (TCSRD) is to initiate and support community development programmes in and around regions where Tata Chemicals Limited facilities are located. And while each region is different in terms of geographic spread, subcultures and socio-economic requirements, TCSRD strives to protect, nurture and uplift the communities by adopting an integrated approach to development and designing region-specific need-based programmes.

About Tata Chemicals Ltd.
A part of the US$ 128 billion Tata Group, Tata Chemicals Limited, is a leading supplier of choice to Glass, Detergent, industrial and chemical sectors. The company has a strong position in the crop protection business through its subsidiary company Rallis India Ltd. Tata Chemicals has world-class R&D facilities in Pune and Bangalore.

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