ANGUL, DEC 13, 2021
Team Extreme, comprising players from SMS, DOF, DRI, LDP and CMD beat Team Spartans that consists of players from Plate Mill, Bar Mill and SSD by 24 runs in an exciting final on Sunday to win the championship trophy of the inter-departmental mega cricket tournament organized by the Jindal Officers’ Club (JOC) of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL).
Electing to bat first, Team Extreme scored 122 runs losing 6 wickets in the stipulated 10 overs. Chasing 123 runs for victory, Team Spartans could manage to score only 98 runs for the loss of 4 wickets and lost the final match of the Panther Crickfest-2021 by 24 runs.
Amit Kumar Gupta of Team Extreme was declared ‘Man of the Match’ for making 65 runs in the final, while his teammate Raj Sahay was adjudged as the Best Bowler, Best Batsman and Man of the Tournament for making 161 runs and taking 10 wickets in the tournament. Sourav Mohanty of Royal Legends was awarded for taking the Best Catch of the Tournament and Team Royal Legends was declared as the Best Disciplined Team of the Tournament.
Sabyasachi Bandyopadhyay, Executive Director (Steelmaking & Mills) of JSPL’s Angul unit graced the final match as the chief guest and presented the trophies in presence of Damodar Mittal, Executive Director (Iron Zone) and JOC General Secretary, Atul Dubey, EVP-SMS, Sushil Lodhi, GM Security & JOC Sorts Secretary, and various other HoDs of different departments, employees and spectators from the Jindal Nagar Township.
This inter-departmental yearly sporting extravaganza was held under floodlight from November 27 with eight teams — Josh, Extreme, Spartan, Power Crushers, Project Bull, Panther Blast, Royal Legends and Royal Dynamos – participating in it.
Team Extreme captain Nitesh Kumar and Team Spartans captain Sonu Yadav lauded the efforts of JOC for organising such a wonderful tournament to encourage the sporting spirit among the employees.