Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar 14 (NewsVoir): Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and Co. (SAM and Co.) won the inaugural edition of Suresh and Bharati Shroff Memorial T20 Cricket League. Sent to bat by the Bar Associations of Delhi (BAD) cricket team, the SAM and Co. cricket team scored 137/7 in its designated 20 overs. In response, the BAD cricket team scored 128/4 in 20 overs, in a closely fought match.
Shardul S Shroff, Executive Chairman, SAM and Co., said, "It is very fulfilling that the SAM and Co. team emerged the Champions in the inaugural edition of Suresh and Bharati Shroff Memorial T20 Cricket League. The team managed to keep its nerve in a neck to neck fight, after the match went down to the wire in the last over, and pulled off a stunning victory!"
Joyous Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Cricket Team after winning the inaugural edition of Suresh and Bharati Shroff Memorial T20 Cricket League
Pallavi S. Shroff, Managing Partner, said, "I am thankful to all the managing partners of the participating law firms in their support in bringing the legal fraternity together, and helping us make the inaugural edition of this tournament a great success. It is heartening that the tournament was played with excellent camaraderie and sportsmanship, by all the teams. Going by the huge interest generated amongst the lawyers from across the country, I am sure this League will grow exponentially in the years to come, and emerge as the biggest congregation of the Indian legal fraternity".
In the semi-finals, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and Co beat AZB and Partners, and BAD beat Khaitan and Co., to reach the finals.
SAM and Co. will commemorate the successful completion of the inaugural season of Suresh and Bharati Shroff Memorial T20 Cricket League with a Prize Distribution Ceremony to be held in New Delhi on 20 April, 2018. Mithali Raj, Captain of Indian Women's Cricket Team, is expected to grace the ceremony and present the following prizes:
a. Winning team - Trophy along with a team cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh.
b. Runners-up team - Runners-up trophy and a team cash prize of Rs. 25,000.
c. 'Man of the Series' - Cash prize of Rs. 50,000;
d. 'Best Batsman of the Series' - Cash prize of Rs. 25,000;
e. 'Best Bowler of the Series' - Cash prize of Rs. 25,000; and
f. Winning team and runners-up team players: Individual Player Trophies
The Suresh and Bharati Shroff Memorial T20 Cricket League was launched in February 2018, as a part of the celebrations to commemorate the centennial anniversary of SAM and Co. Veteran Bollywood actress, Sharmila Tagore had inaugurated the tournament, and unveiled the rotating silver trophy at the Opening Ceremony of the tournament on 4 February, 2018 in presence of top Indian legal luminaries.
The inaugural edition of the tournament included 15 matches, and eight teams. Besides SAM and Co. and the Bar Associations of' Delhi, AZB and Partners, J. Sagar Associates, Khaitan and Co, Luthra and Luthra Law Offices, Dua Associates and Trilegal also participated in making the tournament a success. (NewsVoir)