The long wait finally ends as a large spectacle covering the length and breadth of western India encompassing 298 locations in 3 states began today. In Udaipur, Vivek Patni (Director-Wonder Cement) took the first toss and gave a kick start to the Wonder Cement Saath7 Cricket Mahotsav 2017 at Shikarbadi Ground. Jagdish Chandra Toshniwal (Managing Director – Wonder Cement), Sailesh Mohta (President-Marketing, Wonder Cement) and others from Wonder Cement team were also present to encourage the players ready for tehsil level rounds.
More than 4,500 matches will be held on 2nd and 3rd for the tehsil level rounds and people from all classes, age and occupations are coming forward to enjoy the game. Excitement was seen among players at this very first round of the tournament. It was a grand sight to see balls flying out of the stadium, stumps being knocked off and people cheering loudly to boost up their teams. Across the 3 states, teams consisting of doctors, masons, MBBS students, govt. officers, school students, etc. have all stepped up to the crease to play. To encourage more female participation, Saath7 is giving 7 runs as bonus to the teams, which have one or more female players in them. Season2 of Saath7 has got more than 60 all women team registrations this season.
Winners in each of tehsil level matches shall be felicitated with trophy, certificate and Rs.7000/- as cash prize. All teams participating in district matches will get t-shirt, lower and cap. The winner teams from 298 locations will then face each other at the 51 district level matches to be held across the three states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat on 9th and 10th December 2017.
About Wonder Cements Saath7 Cricket Mahotsav :
Wonder Cement Saath7 Cricket Mahotsav 2017 is world’s largest Consumer Engagement Campaign involving cricket, where 48000 people will participate across the 3 mega states of India viz. Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh & Gujarat.
It is a high energy 7 players 7 overs tournament which provides a ground for the people of remote areas of our states to come on the field, show their talent and make their cricket dreams a reality. Giving it a twist, if a team has a girl member it gets 7 runs as bonus for every match, a feature added for encouraging the aspiring women to come up on the field with dignity and play alongside men.
With a total cash prize of Rs 40 lakhs to be awarded to the winning teams across the entire tournament from tehsil level to the finals, the champions of the tournament will be awarded 3.5 lakh cash prize. Legendary cricketer and captain of the 1983 World Cup winning national side, Kapil Dev inaugurated the event on 1st November at New Delhi and announced that the best player of the tournament will get Rs 1 Lakh bounty directly from him in recognition.
Scale and spirit of Wonder Cement Saath7 Cricket is directed at encouraging local talent, promoting women emancipation, bringing unity across all strata of society, and generating local employment. It is eagerly awaited by people to interact, play and enjoy the fun and amusement it brings along.
About Wonder Cement
Wonder Cement Limited is a leading cement company catering to markets across the country pre-dominating the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Established in 2010 with its headquarters in Udaipur, Rajasthan, Wonder Cement Ltd is known for its high quality of products that reflect the enriched heritage of its parent company RK Marble, a leading name in the marble industry.
The company with its plant located at Chittorgarh today produces 6.75 million tons per annum, thus occupying a prominent position in the industry. Special efforts are taken to ensure that the plant upholds the latest environmental norms with the help of reverse air bag house, ESP and a number of nuisance bag filters to remain clean and dust free. The manufacturing unit is established with technical collaborations with Thyssenkrupp and Pfeiffer Ltd. of Germany. Wonder Cement is planning to further expand its current capacity to 10 million tons by setting up a third production line.