Information Technology department organized a underarm cricket tournament for its staff titled “ITPL 2017” (IT department Premier League) from April 1st to April 8th, 2017. The main objective of hosting the tournament is to build relationship between staff/human resources, to improve team-work attitude, to be free from stress and use free time for physical fitness.
In “ITPL 2017”, the playing teams were divided in section wise (IS, IT, NIES, DB, and MATH). Each team played four league matches and therefore based on the points and run-rate four teams (IT, MATH, DB and IS) reached the semi-finals. DB and IS teams won the important matches in semi-finals and reached the finals which was held on 8th April, 5 PM at IT ground. After a tough fight, IS team won in the final match and became the Champion in the first “ITPL 2017”.
IS section team received “WINNERS - ROLLING TROPHY” and the DB section team received the “RUNNERS-ROLLING TROPHY”. All the players in the final match received individual medals. Also the Best-Batsman and Best-Bowler award was also distributed. Mr. Viji Paul, Head of IT department appreciated the efforts of the organizing team and greeted all the players of the tournament by distributing the trophies and medals. Dr. Abhishek Dubey the core coordinator of the “ITPL 2017” had harmonized all the sections and organizing sub-committees for the smooth conduct of the matches. During the valedictory, the coordinator thanked all the contributors who helped in conducting the tournament a grand success. Mr. Zahid Mehmood wished all the players of the tournament. Especially he greeted and announced the winners, runners and best players of the tournament. Mr. G. Baskar shared his happy experience in playing cricket after 25 years gap. He also appreciated all the players and teams for their effective teamwork and performance on the field.
The department of IT wholeheartedly thank and appreciate the coordinator, organizing team, head of the sections, section team players, captains, vice captains, umpires, line umpires, scorers, refreshment team, ground preparatory team, poster/sticker designers, photographers, audio cum commentators and all other sub-committees for their tireless effort to make this big event a successful and entertaining one. The department also acknowledges all the staff members of IT and guests from other departments who took part in this tournament in a very sportive manner. IT department specially thank the College Dean Dr. Hamdan Al Manthari and Assistant Dean-Academic Affairs Dr. Said Omar Al Mashiki who encouraged and supported the department to conduct this tournament.