Cricket carnival again as Andhra Premier League will get off to an ideal begin

Actress Sreeleela posing with the captains of the six franchises that are taking part in the second season of AP, at the Dr. YSR ACA-VDCA Stadium at PM Palem in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.

Actress Sreeleela posing with the captains of the six franchises which can be participating within the second season of AP, on the Dr. YSR ACA-VDCA Stadium at PM Palem in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.

The second season of the Andhra Premier League (APL) being organised by the Andhra Cricket Affiliation (ACA) obtained off to a flying begin on the Dr. YSR ACA-VDCA Stadium within the metropolis on Wednesday.

Six groups — Coastal Riders, Bezawada Tigers, Vizag Warriors, Rayalaseema Kings, Marlin Godavari Titans and KVR Uttarandhra Lions — are participating within the occasion scheduled to be held from August 16 to 27. All of the matches shall be held at Dr. YSR ACA-VDCA Stadium. Entry for the matches is free.

Through the inaugural, ACA president P. Sarath Chandra Reddy mentioned that the second season is being organised in collaboration with the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) to establish gifted cricketers on the grassroots.

“APL could assist budding cricketers from the area seize alternatives within the Indian Premier League (IPL), in addition to on the nationwide and worldwide stage,” he mentioned.

IT Minister Gudivada Amarnath, who attended the occasion, mentioned that Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has given particular significance to sports activities.. Measures are being taken for improvement of sports activities infrastructure within the State, he mentioned.

Beneath the ‘Aadudam Andhra’ initiative, numerous sporting occasions shall be carried out throughout the State which can assist establish budding abilities, he mentioned.

Visakhapatnam MP M.V.V. Satyanarayana, Mayor G. Hari Venkata Kumari, former MLA and president of Visakhapatnam District Cricket Affiliation (VDCA) P. Vishnu Kumar Raju, APL Governing Council chairman Manchu Perrar, ACA secretary S.R. Gopinath Reddy, Bheemunipatnam MLA M. Srinivasa Rao, and Collector A. Mallikarjuna participated within the inaugural ceremony.

Earlier within the day, ACA Secretary S.R. Gopinath Reddy, addressing a press convention, mentioned that on this season, ACA has determined to conduct a fortunate dip competitors. Spectators can drop slips of paper with their title and deal with in a drop field contained in the stadium. On match days (August 16, 19, 20, 26 and 27), earlier than the beginning of play, 5 slips shall be chosen from the fortunate dip and they are going to be given free passes to observe the India vs Australia T20 match, which is scheduled to be held in November in Vizag, he mentioned.

A carnival-like environment shall be organised close to the stadium to extend footfalls, he mentioned, including that the matches can be telecast on Star Sports activities and could be streamed on the Fancode app.

The primary match of the match was held between Coastal Riders and Bezawada Tigers. Coastal Riders gained the match by 12 runs.

Actress Sreeleela attended the occasion because the visitor of honour.

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