Coca-Cola India XI will play three Match Cricket Series against Bangladesh u-17 National Team in Delhi

Coca-Cola India XI will play three Match Cricket Series against Bangladesh u-17 National Team in Delhi


New Delhi, June 11th, 2014: Coca-Cola India, the country’s leading beverage company, reiterates their commitment towards promoting grassroots cricket and announced the final stage of the Coca-Cola Cricket U-16, a Three Match Series Tournament between Coca-Cola India XI and Bangladesh U-17 National team at Kochar Continental Hotel, Delhi. The dignitaries present were Sujatha V. Kumar, Director – Strategic Initiatives, Coca-Cola India, Dr. Raju Easwaran, Sr. Consultant – Orthopaedics & Sports Injury, Max Super Speciality Hospital and P.N.Sankaran, Director Operations– Procam International.


The three match series between Coca-Cola XI and Bangladesh U-17 will be played from 13th to 16th June 2014 in Delhi. The first two matches of the series being day and night will be played at 2.30pm at Cricket Academy, Sarvodya Kanya Vidhyalaya, with the final day match being played at 8.30am at Jamia Islamia Cricket Ground, Jamia Nagar. The series will comprise of 50 over matches and will be played as per the ICC rules. The Coca-Cola XI team will be led by Muklit Bhat from Delhi and Daryl Ferrarrio from Tamil Nadu will be the Vice Captain. The Bangladesh team will be led by Shafial Hayet and Mohammed Saif Hassan will be the Vice Captain. At the end of the series, three aspiring young cricketers will be named as the Coca-Cola cricket cup stars.


Coca-Cola India XI is the outcome of 3rd season of the Coca-Cola Cricket Cup Under-16 Cricket Tournament, the country’s largest Inter-School Cricket Championship, in partnership with Procam International. The 9 month tournament involved participation from over 12,500 young cricketers across 850 plus schools in 70 districts in 10 states under the aegis of the respective State Cricket Associations. Sports College, Lucknow, UP won the Inter State tournament and Al. Barkat Malik M. I. English School, Mumbai was the runner up.


Muklit Bhat, the captain of the Coca-Cola XI team said, “this will be a new experience for us and will give us an exposure by playing an international series, I am thankful to the organisers for giving us an opportunity, we will try to win the series”.


After the Inter State tournament concluded, 27 players were selected for the training with Anthony Adams (Head Coach, Cricket Indian Academy), Sanjay  Bhardwaj, Coach of Coca-Cola Cricket Cup and Chetan Sharma, Former Player. Post the week long coaching, the final Coca-Cola India team was selected and given an opportunity to prove their mettle by participating in a competitive tournament against an invited International U-17 team from other cricket playing nations.


Max Healthcare, the country’s leading comprehensive provider of healthcare services, is partnering with three Match Series of Coca-Cola U-16 Cricket Cup as the Official Medical Partner.  Max Healthcare is supporting the event with an Advanced Life Support ambulance and doctor on site. Max Healthcare has 12 facilities across Delhi-NCR, Mohali, Bathinda and Dehradun.


Speaking at the event, Sujatha V. Kumar, Director – Strategic Initiatives, Coca-Cola India said “A warm welcome to the Bangladesh U-17 team. We are

excited and looking forward to the matches in store. Such global exposure offers young players the perfect platform to hone and showcase their skills.

Our endeavour to provide the best-in-class training and guidance to our young players lies at the root of the Coca-Cola Cup. The tournament has brought forth some amazing talent and we hope this experience will help them further build their game. Congratulations to the Coca-Cola team for their remarkable display of talent through the entire tournament. I wish all the players best of luck for the series”.



P.N.Sankaran, Director Operations, Procam International, said “We are excited to have come to the concluding and challenging stage of the 3rd edition of Coca-Cola U-16 Cricket Cup. We would like to express our gratitude to our title sponsor, Coca-Cola and all the State Cricket Associations for their support. As always, this year also we came across excellent talent. Best wishes to both the Coca-Cola XI and Bangladesh teams for the finals. ”


Speaking about the initiative, Saba Karim, former Test cricketer and Chief Mentor of the initiative, said, “It’s an exciting experience to observe a lot of youngsters with tremendous talent, passion come forward from across the country. Through the initiative we tried our best to nurture the talent at grass root level.”


Dr. Raju Easwaran, Sr. Consultant – Orthopaedics & Sports Injury, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Shalimar Bagh said, “The Under 16 Cricket Series is the perfect platform that encourages youngsters to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle, something we at Max Healthcare truly believe in. However, one needs to be cautious to avoid any injuries while playing. Our team at Max Healthcare, is fully equipped to handle any emergencies on the field, if they may arise.”


Sr. No First Name Last Name State  
1 Rajesh Tangri Delhi  
2 Rishabh Drall Delhi  
3 Daryl Ferrarrio Tamil Nadu Vice Captain
4 Shoeb Khan Mumbai  
5 Mohsin Ali UP  
6 Amrit Lubana Punjab  
7 Prashant Vashishth Delhi  
8 Joy Kenny Tamil Nadu  
9 Karan Pawar Baroda  
10 M Rafi AP  
11 Saurin Thakar Baroda  
12 Jhangir Ansari Mumbai  
13 Praneet Raj HYD  
14 Muklit Bhat Delhi Captain
15 Atul Kushwaha MP  
1 Vijay Yadav UP  
2 Mohit Pal UP  
Sl No  Name
1 Afif Hossain Dhrubo
2 Md Shakib Murad
3 Rayan Rafsan Rahman
4 Shafiul Hayet (Captain)
5 Mohammed Saif Hassan (VC)
6 Md Rakib
7 Jaker Ali Anik
8 Mohammad Abdul Halim
9 Shahibul Motin Leon
10 Siddikur Rahman
11 Md Kamil Ahmed
12 Md Habibullah Habib
13 Rabbi Hassan
14 Nayeem Hasan
15 Pinak Ghosh
16 Abu Emam Mohammed Kawsar
17 Sazzad Ahmed Mansur
18 Md Abdul Karim
19 Mahbub Ali
20 S M Najibur Rahman


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