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Delhi University bags KPL Champion Trophy

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28:

Delhi University won the Champions Trophy at the 9th All India KIIT T-20 day and night Premier League Cricket Tournament that concluded today.

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The final match played between Delhi and Al-Falah University. Al-Falah University won the toss and decided to bat first.

Al-Falah University scored 116 runs by loss of all wickets in 19.3 overs.

Following Al-Falah’s 116 run, Delhi University scored 119 runs by loss of 7 wickets in 17.3 overs.

In the closing ceremony cricketer and former selector Chetan Sharma distributed the prizes in presence of Dr Achyuta Samanta, founder, KIIT & KISS and Santosh Kumar Mall, commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalay Sangathan, New Delhi.

Delhi University won the Champions Trophy with Rs 2 lakh cash prize. The Runners up Al-Falah University got Rs1.5 lakh cash prize and Runners up Trophy.

While KIIT University third position, Utkal University ranked fourth in the tournament and got Rs 50,000 and Rs 25,000 cash awards respectively.

Lalit Yadav of Delhi University was declared as Man of the Match (34 runs in 34 balls) and Best Wicket Keeper of the tournament got Rs12,000 as cash prize.

Similarly Santosh Hota of KIIT University was declared as best fielder, while Gaurav Kumar of Delhi University (11 wickets in 5 matches) was adjudged best bowler and Gaurav Chitkara of Al-Falah University declared as best batsman of the series (214 run in 5 matches) and each got Rs 6,000 cash prize.

Yaspal Daggar of Al-Falah University was declared as Man of the Series and got Rs 8,000 as cash prize with trophy. Every league match winner got Rs 10,000 as cash prize.

As many as 12 universities including an international university Daffodil University of Bangladesh participated in this tournament.

It is remarkable that, Delhi University created a record by winning KPL five times.