Sachin tendulkar felicitates the winners of smaaash mumbai cricket challenge 2015
INVC NEWS Mumbai, After 3 months of great cricketing action, the first edition of the Smaaash Mumbai Cricket Challenge finally concluded with Sachin Tendulkar felicitating the efforts of the top 3 winning teams from two levels of game play - “amateur” and “county” categories. A stupendous success, the tournament saw over 2000 cricket enthusiasts, from across the city played as 7 member teams. Master Blaster - Sachin Tendulkar graced the celebration and affectionately congratulated and applauded the winners’ efforts. The Tournament held at the recently revamped highly immersive gaming and entertainment zone with new games and thrills was a SMAAASH hit! Divided into 2 rounds the teams played against Smaaash’s unique cricket simulator in round 1 after which the top 64 teams in each of the 2 categories (Men’s County and Men’s amateur) depending on their score moved on to the knock-out stage where they played against an opposing team as per the draw. Mr. Shripal Morakhia, Founder of SMAAASH commented “The first edition of the Smaaash Mumbai Cricket Challenge has been an unprecedented success. Held within a highly competitive gaming environment with great rewards in tow and the added temptation of a chance to meet the god of cricket, it is a validation of what we at Smaaash started out to do.” Sachin Tendulkar added “This is the best part about Smaaash is that here the spectator can become the player and live out his on-field dreams. The Smaaash Mumbai Cricket Challenge is a great initiative for anyone who wants to play real and win real. I am thrilled at seeing the enthusiasm with which the contestants have participated in this event. My hearty congratulations to all the winners and a special message for all other participants; keep playing!” The Smaaash Mumbai Cricket Challenge is one of the biggest open tournaments with the highest prize money in the country. The winners, runners up and 3rd place of the Challenge Finals were awarded prizes worth INR 5,00,000, 3,00,000 and 2,00,000 respectively for the Men’s County Category while in the Men’s amateur category the prize money is INR 1,00,000, 50,000 and 25,000.