GOA MULTI FACULTY COLLEGE PREMIERE LEAGUE
The department of Physical Education and the sports advisory committee of the college came up with a new and an innovative concept called Goa Multi Faculty College Premiere League. This was a unique concept in its way as such type of tournament was the first of its kind to be held at Inter Collegiate level, especially in Goa. The concept was a brain child of Assistant Professor NeeleshMorajkar and Assistant Professor Sandesh Gaonkar with the support of Librarian Ajit Faras and College Director of Physical Education of Sports Elroy Pinto.
The idea of the concept was that there would be four teams owned by the staff of the college. The students, ex-students, staff of the college and staff of Government High School, Dharbandora would register themselves for the auction. Each team would have 10,000 points from which to select the players. Each team had to pick 2 marquee players (ex-students) and 1 girl compulsory. The tournament was held in a league format where all the teams played with each other once. The matches were of 10 overs. The teams for the tournament were Spunk the Royals owned by Assistant Professor NeeleshMorajkar, Midas Mavericks owned by Assistant Professor Sandesh Gaonkar, Panch Eleven owned by multi-tasking staff Shamba Gaude and Black Mamba owned by Librarian Ajit Faras.
The auction for the players was held on 5th February 2020. The chief guest for the function was Mr SiddeshKesarkar the College Director of Physical Education and Sports of Government College, Borda. In his address he praised the college and the staff for coming up with such a unique idea and stressed upon the fact that it is a brilliant concept as it involves the ex-students and helps them to be a part of college again. He encouraged the college to continue with this event for years to come. The auctioneer for the event was Mr Tanmay Malkarnekar our very own ex-student who conducted the auction very smoothly and efficiently. The highest bid player was Mr Kedhar the accountant of the college and the highest paid girl was Ms Aishwarya Naik of TYBCA both taken by Black Mamba. The highest bid marquee player was JayeshGaonkar who went to Panch Eleven.
The tournament started on 9th February 2020 and the first match was played between Midas Mavericks and Spunk the Royals in which Spunk the Royals defeated Midas Mavericks by 11 runs. The man of the match was Mr Geetesh Zore of Spunk the Royals. The next match was between Panch Eleven and Midas Mavericks in which Midas Mavericks won. Man of the match was Mr Sandesh Gaonkar of Midas Mavericks. The final match of the day was played between Spunk the Royals and Black Mamba in which Spunk the Royals prevailed with Shreyash Gawde of Spunk the Royals bagging the man of the match award. The remaining matches were played on 16th February. The first match was between Black Mamba and Panch Eleven in which Black Mamba won and knocked Panch Eleven out of the tournament. The man of the match was Samarth Naik of Black Mamba. The next match was between Spunk the Royals and PanchEleven in which Panch Eleven overcame a strong Spunka Eleven Team. The last match was between Midas Mavericks and Black Mamba. It was a game with a lot of high stakes on the line. The team winning this match would enter the finals and face Spunk the Royals. In a hard fought match Black Mamba defeated Midas Mavericks with a brilliant performance with the bat by Mr Akshay Naik of Black Mamba which earned him the man of the match.
The finals of the First Goa Multi Faculty College Premiere League was held on 22nd February 2020 between Spunk the Royals and Black Mamba. Winning the toss Spunk the Royals elected to bat first and scored 84 runs. In the chase Black Mamba struggled but managed to score the winning runs of the last bowl winning the match by 1 wicket. It was a brilliant all round performance by the team.
The chief guest for the final was Dr Shaikh Mohammad Parvez AL-Usmani the Principal of the college. In his speech he congratulated all the teams and organisers for organising a successful tournament. He appreciated the ex-students for taking part in such large numbers. Also, motivating the current students and staff to organise more such events which would encourage even more participation. The winners and runners up teams were given a rolling trophy. The best batsman of the tournament was given to Mr Akshay Naik of Black Mamba, best bowler was awarded to Mr Rohan Khutkar of Spunk the Royals and the player of the tournament was bagged by Mr Geetesh Zore of Spunk the Royals.
Overall it was a successful tournament organised by the Department of Physical Education and Sports Advisory Committee of Goa Multi Faculty College which gained a lot of praise from people across various institutes and also across the state.
College Director of Physical Education & Sports