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The potential of sports in our country is immense : Director KEI Industries Ltd

INVC NEWS
Gurugram,
Bringing back the excitement of cricket while encouraging and creating a niche for sports for women in India, Queen’s XI cricket tournament hits the ground with its third edition. Aiming to uplift the spirit of sports for women, the tournament will be held from 27th-29th September at Sports Maidan, Gurugram. Media & Marketing Partner is Question Associates Pvt Ltd (Q&A ). 

The 3-Day tournament will host 8 teams including two international teams from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh who will be showcasing their mettle on the Indian soil. 

Opening ceremony of QueensXI Women Cricket Tournament will be held on 27th SEP’19 at 11:00 am to 12:30 am and closing ceremony shall take place on 29th Sep 19 at 05:30 pm.

Queensxi in association with KEI Industries Ltd. and supported by KGS Advisors, after a successful conduction of Queens XI season 1 in 2017 & Queens XI season 2 in 2018, are upping the game and organizing season 3 at Sports Maidan, Gurugram from 27th to 29th of September on a much larger scale than its predecessor. This year you will see some of your favorite teams with addition of some new and talented entries. We believe that through leadership and entrepreneurship, women can become the torch bearers of woman power. 

The women behind QueensXI are passionate and women-oriented minds who vision a better tomorrow for women in sports - Mrs. Archana Gupta, Director KEI Industries Ltd. and Mrs. Tripti Shinghal, CEO - KGS advisors and Founder – Womennovator, joined hands to support a common cause of #womeninsports. 

It's just a start and we won’t stop just here.Speaking on the initiative, Mrs. Archana Gupta, Director KEI Industries Ltd. said “Feminization of cricket faces innumerable challenges and the most important one is lack of opportunities. We recognize and admire the immense potential, Indian women possess in the sporting arena, especially cricket. Through this tournament, we wish to promote and encourage women to come forward and play cricket.” 

It's just a start and we won’t stop just here. Speaking on the initiative, Mrs. Tripti Shinghal Somani, CEO of KGS Advisors LLP & Founder of Womennovator. Said “Woh ladki hai, cricket nahi khel sakti. Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, Vrinda Rathi (first female empire) have always proved it wrong. Our initiative, QueensXI is although not just restricted to cricket, it aims to support women who are in sports through giving them platforms where they can play and experience real competition and also explore financial independence through making a mark in sports. It's just a start and we won’t stop just here.” 

Expressing his views on the same, Mr. Akshit Diviaj Gupta, Director- KEI Industries Ltd. said, “The potential of sports in our country is immense but unfortunately never been explored at full. Being a cricket-crazy nation, the interest and inclination towards the sport is intensifying at a fast pace, but at the same time, the gender imbalance continues to persist. We want to empower women to obliterate this gender-gap and emerge as sporting icons to the youth and other Indian women. This will also act as the driving force for the teams that will be a part of the tournament.” 

QueensXI is an open category Cricket Tournament with and International and National female cricket players. 

  • Two international teams to participate in this tournament - Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
  • Six  teams  from  across  the  country  to  be  part  of  the  initiative  -  Punjab, Maharashtra,

 Rajasthan, Vidarbha, Haryana and KEI-Delhi
This initiative needs to be nurtured with an open mind and a practical approach. Women's cricket must be understood on its own merit, independent of men's cricket performance. Importantly efforts must be made for general acceptance amongst public for the sport played by women who roughly constitute 50% of the population. 

We’re honored to have great personalities as our Guest of Honor – Ms. Blossom Kochhar, Mr. Chef Jatin Khurana, Mr. Sharad Kohli, Ms. Sabeena Khanna, Ms. Jai Madaan, Ms. Vandana Gupta, Ms. Ruhi Ganguly, Ms. Shruti Sharma, Ms. Rachhna R Kalra, Ms. Geetanjali Soni, Ms. Gurinder Kaur, Ms. Rupal Dalal, Ms. Vertica Divedi, Ms. Shalini Diwan, Ms. Rekha Gupta, Ms. Shivani Singh, Frank Pereira, Ms. Guru Nirmala Negi, Ms. Richa Singh, Mr. Bijesh Todi, Ms. Meenakshi Singh, Dr. Ambrish Saxena, Dr. B.B.L. Madhukar, Mr. Chef Gautam Chaudhary, Ms. Chef Veeta Singh, Dr. Deepali Bhardwaj, Ms. Deepti Pant, Mr. Aman Bathla, Mr. Anirban Mazumdar, Ms. Leher Sethi, Ms. Rinkoo Shroff, Ms. Nidhi Sharma, Ms. Shweta Sodhani, Ms. Rita Gangwani, Ms. Nikita Arya, Ms. Eti Bhatia, Ms. Shalini Diwan, Mr. Rajesh Goyal, Ms. Riddhi Bahl, Dr.Gangandeep Kaur, Mr. H P Kumar, Mr. Megha Ahuja and Ms. Bina Yadav. 

We also got immense support from our partners Supported By:- KGS Advisors LLP, Sail 

Authority  of  India  Limited,  Women  Partner:  Womennovator  -Virtual  Incubator  for  Women:  Team

Partner: A.W.T.C.A; Green Partner: Gvriksh; Cultural Partner: Root Skills; Drink Partner: 

Fresca; Food Partner: WOW MOMO & CORNITOS; Gift partner: Peebuddy, Sow Fresh, Eliferous, Younker, Aroma Magic, Nita Mehta Spices, Global Fighters, Wovoyage, Rinkoo Shroff & Beconomy.

We would like to thank all our esteemed partners who happily came forward to join in the mission for betterment of the society and to contribute towards women upliftment.

Match Schedule

Match Team Group Time
Day 1(League Match) -27th Sept
Match 1 Rajasthan VS Vidarbha Group A 07:00 am to 09:30 am
Match 2 Maharashtra Vs Haryana Group B 09:45 am to 12:15 pm
Match 3 Bangladesh VS Punjab Group A 12:30 pm to 03:00 pm
Match 4 Sri Lanka VS Kei Group B 03:15 pm 05:30 pm
Match 5 Rajasthan VS Punjab Group A 05:45 pm to 08:15 pm
Match 6 Haryana Vs KEI Group B 08:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Day 2(League & Qualifying) -28th Sept
Match 7 Bangladesh VS Vidarbha Group A 07:00 am to 09:30 am
Match 8 Sri Lanka VS Maharashtra Group B 09:45 am to 12:15 pm
Match 9 Vidarbha VS Punjab Group A 12:30 pm to 03:00 pm
Match 10 Kei VS Maharashtra Group B 03:15 pm 05:30 pm
Match 11 Bangladesh VS Rajasthan Group A 05:45 pm to 08:15 pm
Match 12 Sri Lanka VS Haryana Group B 08:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Day 3(Semi-Final & Final)-29th Sept
Match 13 1st Semifinal Group A Vs Group B 06:30 am to 10:30 am
Match 14 2nd Semifinal Group A VS Group B 11:00 am t0 02:00 pm
Match 15 Final 02:45 pm to 05:45 pm

 



 

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