The Nagpur leg of third MI Junior Inter-School Cricket Tournament started on January 13 at the Kurvey’s Ground in Nagpur.
MI Junior is an initiative conceptualized by Mumbai Indians owner Mrs. Nita Ambani, who has been the flag bearer of promoting sports as part of the educational curriculum. The tournament was inaugurated by Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) officials, present at the opening match of the Nagpur leg.
A total of 64 teams have registered under three categories (Boys: U14 and U16 I Girls: U15) for matches in Nagpur. Overall, more than 2500 children from over 200 schools have signed up for the MI Junior tournament across the three cities — Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur.
In a first, the tournament is having women umpires and scorers who are accredited with the cricket associations, officiating across the three cities.
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Indian cricketer Umesh Yadav had a ‘field day’ teasing his team member Shubham Gill after Tinder – a popular dating app – showed a photo of a girl with a placard on large billboards in Nagpur that read, “Shubman idhar toh dekh lo” (Shubman, have a look here).” Tinder was quick to capitalise on the joke and turn it into hoardings in Nagpur ahead of India first Test match vs Australia.
Taking to twitter, Yadav wrote, “Poora Nagpur bol raha hai, Shubman Gill ab toh dekh le.”
— Umesh Yaadav (@y_umesh) February 3, 2023
During India’s T20 match in Ahmedabad, a picture of a female fan holding a placard that read ‘Tinder, Shubman se match kara do” (Tinder, match me with Shubman)’ had gone viral.
The Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) would host the opening Test of the four-game Border Gavaskar Trophy from February 9 to 13 at Jamtha in Nagpur.