Sambalpur: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) Headquarters Team today beat MCL Bharatpur Area to grab the Championship Trophy of MCL-Inter-Area Cricket Tournament 2015-16.
Captain of the headquarters team Mr Deepak Srivastava, IFoS, (Chief Vigilance Officer, MCL) lead from the front contributing highest 27 to the target of 115 set for MCL Bharatpur Area.
MCL Bharatpur Area was bundled out at 87 with 2.3 overs remaining.
The week-long tournament organised by MCL’s Welfare Department witnessed 13 teams participating for various MCL Areas in Odisha, wherein HQs team emerged as the Champion for the first time.
HQs’ captain Mr Srivastava was declared Man of the Mach, while medium pacer Mr Suresh Mahalik, who ripped through the top order of MCL Bharatpur Area in finals, was declared Man of the Series for his performance in the tournament.
Chairman-cum-Managing Director Mr A K Jha presented the trophies to the winners (MCL HQs Team), the runner-up (MCL Bharatpur Area) and the winners of individual prizes – Mr Dhiran Sahu of HQs Team (Best Bowler), Mr Arun Naik of Bharatpur Area (Best Fielder) and Mr Kartar Satnami of Ib Valley Area (Best Batsman).
Director (Personnel) Mr P C Panigrahi, General Manager (Welfare) Mr R K Jha, representatives of various trade unions in the company and large number of officers and staff witnessed the finals and prize distribution ceremony.