Mumbai, Jan 3 (IANS) The top 16 jewellers in this metropolis will fight it out for the glittering trophy in the third edition of the four-day Nyuzmakers Cricket Challenge starting Jan 7 in the city, an official said.
An underarm cricket tournament for jewellery retailers of Mumbai, the tournament is organised with an aim for them to meet, play and interact. An innovative box-cricket tournament, it will have nine players in each team, with at least two women players.
The idea was also to promote participation of women in a tournament for an industry dominated by women. The entire tournament will be played with a softball, under floodlights from 7 to 10 p.m. and will have eight overs per innings.
Swarovski gems has specially designed awards and trophies for players who do well in the tournament. The tournament also takes place annually in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
The inauguration of the event in Mumbai was done by famed cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar, who has trained Sachin Tendulkar and many other young cricketers in their formative years.
Speaking about Tendulkar, Achrekar said the cricketer has served the nation for a long time and that the timing he has chosen to retire from One-Day Internationals is right.
"We are certain that he will continue to serve the nation through Test cricket and will carry forward the legacy by passing on his experience to youngsters," he said.
Navin Sadarangani, proprietor of Nyuz, and chief organiser of the tourney said that it helps retail jewellers regroup and function as a team.
"Also this is the only time when the boss and a large part of his team get together to compete together for honours for their store," he said.
Founded in 2005, Nyuz offers services in the 4Cs of jewellery retail services which cover coaching, consultancy, creative retail services and concepts and creations.