MISSISSAUGA: Kanada Sports Team Inc organized the 6th CrossRoads-KST T-20 Cricket Tournament over the past two weekends (July 18-19 and 25-26). This popular tournament attracts numerous teams from in and around GTA. Due to an unprecedented response from teams across the GTA, this year the teams had to be restricted to 12.
The tournament was played on a league basis with six teams in two different groups. The top two teams from each group qualified for the playoffs. The semifinalists from Group A were GTA Fighters and Patel X1, and from Group B they were SDS SuperSixers and Hawks CC.
The semifinal and finals were played on July 26 at Huron Height’s Park Cricket Ground in Mississauga.
The finals were played between SDS SuperSixers and GTA Fighters. After winning the toss, the GTA Fighters elected to bowl. SDS SuperSixers put up a formidable total of 172 runs in 20 overs. Amir Khan topped scoring with 40 runs.
GTA fighters started off strong, but lost wickets in consistent intervals due to some excellent bowling and fielding by SuperSixers. The GTA fighters put up a good fight but were all out for 114 runs. Prasanna Gottigere claimed four crucial wickets.
This is the second time SDS SuperSixers have won this prestigious tournament.
Prasanna Gottigere was named the man of the match for the finals.
Amir Khan was named the Man of the Series and the best bowler of the CrossRoads-KST T-20 tournament.
Vikyath from Bunts Canada received the “Best Catch” award for amazing catch against the SuperSixers, and Vijay Balakrishnan of Super Sixers was awarded “Best Keeper” of the tournament.
Fair play award were presented to two teams – Bunts Canada and Avengers.
Individual awards to players and volunteers were presented by Ryan D’souza of Crossroads Investments to winners, Pyare Singh of JS Machinery to runners.
Ward 4 Councilor, John Kovac, a keen enthusiast and supporter of cricket in the community, presented the 2015 CrossRoads-KST T-20 Cup to the winners: SDS SuperSixers.