Corporate Beach Cricket League (CBCL) 2014, First of Its Kind in India

CBCL aims at promoting a healthy, active lifestyle in a fun filled manner, among the corporate professionals through beach Cricket. The Corporate Beach Cricket League, 2014 will be held at VGP Golden Beach on 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th September, 2014.

The Corporate Beach Cricket League, 2014 will be held at VGP Golden Beach on 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th September, 2014. Corporate professionals from 24 Corporates in the city are expected to take part in the competition, said Mr. Raphael Sebastian, Co-Founder, Media and Events, the sole mind behind the concept. The goal of the event is to promote a healthy, active lifestyle in a fun filled manner, among the corporate professionals through beach Cricket.

The objective of the event is to make everyone participate regardless of their age and fitness criteria. For this Cricket has been chosen as a vehicle of awareness, because almost everyone loves to watch and play cricket.

CBCL motivates anyone and everyone to participate in the sport, because it is an event of enthusiasm and at the same time an active event that will give the corporate employees a shift from their regular sedentary lifestyle. CBCL is a fun filled entertainment and competitive form of Cricket, played on beach sand with varied rules from professional Cricket. It is a unique, quick and funny form of Cricket with each team comprising of 8 members (6 players + 2 substitutes).

Mr. Sebastian said, it is usual for corporate people to spend time as a team whether it is in food court, or in a theater, a mall or wherever it is. But when it comes to sports, especially Cricket, they get separated, rather than being a team. CBCL, aims at keeping the team together, even when it comes to cricket.

CBCL is an initiative to offer a game of fun and entertainment for the corporate sector, giving them a break from their regular activities. It is planned out in a venue where the whole day can be spent with family and friends.

VGP Universal Kingdom is chosen as the venue for the event, where they not only play Cricket in the beach, but can spend an entire day enjoying the rides with their family & friends.

The league comprises of 24 teams and each team includes 8 members (6 players and 2 substitutes). Ms. Suganya Raphael, Director, Marketing Communications, Media and events said, the present women generation, love Cricket equal to men and they have the urge to play Cricket, rather than just being spectators. With this in mind, we have planned out for women teams too. Out of the 24 teams 8 comprises of women team.

CBCL is fun filled entertainment and competitive form of Cricket played on beach sand with varied rules from professional Cricket. It is a unique, quick and funny form of Cricket with 6 players and a 2 substitute team. It is an eight-over-a-side, Tennis Ball Cricket match. Each side plays eight overs per innings, with the final two overs declared "Captain's Choice" in which each side's captain is allowed to choose the batsmen and bowlers. For the first six overs batsmen and bowlers are swapped out every two overs. There will be a free hit after every no ball. The game is open for all age groups and all levels of players - beginners, amateur and professionals.
CBCL, first of its kind in India, is receiving a good response from the corporate teams and the sponsors.

Spectators can enjoy watching their family members and friends playing cricket and the same time enjoy the rides in VGP Universal Kingdom. The Corporates participating in the Corporate Beach Cricket League will be announced soon and there are several valuable prizes for the winners, runner-up and best players.