LATA Cricket Tournament 2013
LATA Cricket Tournament 2013

Los Angeles, December 26th, 2013: Los Angeles Telugu Association (LATA) partnered with North America Telugu Society (NATS) to organize and deliver the LATA-NATS T-10-10 Cricket Tournament. The goal of this event was to raise fitness awareness, promote Cricket and entertain the Telugu community in the Greater Los Angeles area. The participation in this competition was beyond expectations as talented NRI cricketers from greater LA, Simi Valley and neighboring cities took part in this tournament. The tournament rules were simple. Each team consisted of 10 players. Each inning consisted of 10 overs. Therefore the name of the tournament was T-10-10; 10 players, 10 overs for inning 1 and 10 overs for inning 2. Total 21 teams participated in this tournament, 11 of which competed at Simi Valley and 10 in Buena Park. The first round of games were conducted on the first weekend (December 14th, 2013 in Simi Valley and December 15th, 2013 in Buena Park), and each team played a minimum of two games. Based on the wins and net run rate, the top four teams from each location were selected to participate in the Quarter Finals.

The Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and Grand Finals were conducted on the following Saturday on December 21st, 2013. After a tough competition, the two teams Universal Warriors and Farmers1 made their way to the Grand Finals. After a thrilling final, Universal Warriors were crowned the grand champion. Farmers1 was the runner-up. Congratulations to both of these teams for competing brilliantly.

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NATS Board of Director Dr. Verriah Chandu and LATA President Ramesh Kotamurthy awarded trophies to winning teams, thanked all the volunteers who have dedicated themselves to provide an excellent service to the tournament.

LATA Cricket Tournament 2013
LATA Cricket Tournament 2013

LATA Treasurer Hari Maddala thanked the sponsors,organizing committee and players for successfully conducting the event and requested all to support upcoming LATA Sankrathi Mela. NATS LA coordinator Chandu Nangineni explained about NATS activities and encouraged everyone to participate in the future local events and support.

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LATA Cricket Tournament
LATA Cricket Tournament

The overall success of the Tournament was reflected in the feedback received from all the teams that participated. The manner in which all the games were conducted was much appreciated by all the participants. LATA and NATS thanks Bollywood Brunch Box (B3), Canoga Park who provided delicious lunch at Simi Valley and Dosa Place & Channia Tiffins who provided lunch at Buena Park Location.

The Executive Committes of LATA and NATS are jubilant to see such participation in this event and is looking forward to organizing other community-driven events to bring the Telugu community together as a family. LATA and NATS thanks core volunteers who have helped shape the success of this event: Chandu Nangineni, Madhu Bodapati, Kishore Garikapati, Narendra Kavarthapu, Sunil Pathakamuri, Srinivas Killada, Uday Bonthu, Guru Konka, Gowtham Katari, Sarath Popuri, Sudhakar Ajoji, Ram Yalamanchili, Mannas Bukkuri, Murthy Darbhla, Suresh Inampudi, Shyam Gumdala, Sreekanth Katragadda, Hari Madala,Srinivas Komirisetty, Suresh Ambati, Rama Krishna, Tilak Kadiyala, Anoop, Sreekanth Kochalakota, Sravan Kumar, Ram Kanupathi, Sravan Ch.

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Lata Cricket Tournament -SMILE

LATA' and NATS success is driven from the sheer force of its volunteers and would like to extend its gratitude to all of these volunteers