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Pawan Negi inaugurates USA Pears Daredevils School Cup

Updated: Nov 24, 2016 17:45 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov.24 (ANI-Newsvoir): The fifth edition of the USA Pears Daredevils School Cup has started here.

The tournament was inaugurated by India limited - overs and Delhi Daredevils left - arm spinner Pawan Negi.

The tournament was inaugurated at the Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, Lodhi Estate. A total of 40 schools are scheduled to play in the tournament featuring a total of 51 matches over a month, in what is an invitational inter-school Twenty20 event.

The tournament aims to attract the best talent from schools in the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi and is now in its fifth year since it started in 2012.

Pawan Negi inaugurates USA Pears Daredevils School Cup

In a goodwill message at the opening of the Daredevils School Cup, Mr. Scott Sindelar, the U S Embassy's Minister Counselor of Agricultural Affairs said, "It is an honor to be part of an event that promotes sports as part of a healthy lifestyle. I am especially proud that USA Pears sponsors the event and supports the development of young cricket talent in India. USA Pears is also using this opportunity to promote healthy eating among school children which of course includes USA pears. I wish the best to the teams."

Pawan Negi while inaugurating the tournament wished the teams and the tournament a great success.

"Like always we plan to reach out, involve and engage with students from the city. This year as always we want to continue to establish our strong connect with the city," said Delhi Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua.

The aim of the initiative is to promote grassroots cricket and to identify promising cricketing talent from the NCR.

The Pear Bureau Northwest was established in 1931 as a nonprofit marketing organization to promote the fresh pears grown in Oregon and Washington. Today, the United States is the third largest pear producing country in the world, and Oregon and Washington comprise the nation's largest pear growing region with 1,600 growers producing 84% of all fresh pears grown in the United States. Pears grown in these two Pacific Northwest states are distributed under the "USA Pears" brand. Pears are an excellent source of fiber (24% DV) and a good source of vitamin C (10% DV) for only 100 calories per medium sized pear. Sweet and juicy with no fat, no sodium, and no cholesterol, pears are a perfect choice for a snack as well as for any course of any meal of the day. (ANI-Newsvoir)