After T-20, IT-20 in Bangalore

After T-20, IT-20 in Bangalore

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 22 July 2008, 04:17 Hrs   |    5 Comments
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Bangalore: After IPL T-20, coming is IT-20, a cricket tournament, which is being held exclusively for techies in Karnataka. The tournament will give techies a chance to play along side superstars of Indian cricket at Bangalore's KSCA stadium, reported The Times of India.

Sports authority of Karnataka will conduct the event in association with a private internet video channel Indiatech TV. In first such an event in the country, 16 teams will take part. Spread over eight matches in the first round, four in the second round and the final, all the matches will be played in weekends. The winners of the event that will conclude by the end of September will get a cash prize of Rs 20 lakh and a trophy.

MN Vidyashankar, chairman of the organizing committee, said that the tournament would be conducted at a cost of Rs 5 crore, which will be raised from playing firms that would be directly or indirectly participating in the event as sponsors or advertisers.

"We will involve celebrities from other sports and movies in this high profile event but tickets will not cost much. There wont be live TV coverage as it is extremely expensive," said Vidyashankar.

Amar Kumar Pandey, Inspector General of Police, and Director General of Sports authority of Karnataka, said, "Like IPL, IT-20 will also feature quality entertainment. But instead of skimpy dress cheerleaders, we will have Indian artists and performers of all kind."

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Reader's comments(5)
1: Hi Mr Sai dileep I am afraid i called you for participation and you didnt pick my call may be you were busy however i wanted to know if the tournament started coz its already passed 10 or march.
its really happening or a fairytale still?
Posted by:abhi - 12 Mar, 2009
2: Dear Abhi,
The tournament is sheduled between 1st - 22nd March 2009 in Bangalore, for more info call on 9243116845
Posted by:Sai Dileep - 30 Jan, 2009
3: Man All i hear is only talks about it all fake or even this thing is goin to happen?
sounds like a fairytale boys....i dont think its happening
Posted by:abhi - 17 Jan, 2009
4: Synova Innovative Technologies are participating in this... Good luck to all of you guys.
Posted by:Faiz - 10 Jan, 2009
All d best Synova do well......
beware of Uman
Nayeem Replied to: Jagath Sing - 09 Jun, 2009