Mangaluru: Team GSB Kundapur emerged champions of GSB Premier League 2019 (GPL), a floodlit Goud Saraswat Brahmin (GSB) over-arm cricket tournament was organised at Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management ground on March 2 & 3.
The title sponsors of GPL 2019 were Puzzolana Group from Hyderabad. The co-sponsors of the tournament were Lotus Chocolates, Pai Sweets, Fin Power, V Bazaar and Zuese Fitness. The chief guests for inauguration were Mr. Prakash Pai and Poornima Prakash Pai of Puzzolana Group. More than 20,000 to 25,000 GSBs from all over the world were present.
MLA D Vedavyas Kamath, Shivanand Shenoy, Naresh Shenoy, Chethan Kamath, and Naresh Prabhu were the promoters of GPL 2019.
A cash contribution was made to CRPF during the two day event. Over 30 achievers from the GSB community were felicitated during the event. GSB delicacies were served at various counters throughout the tournament. GSB mela was also a major attraction during the grand GPL 2019. Boating, Kids Zone, Kite flying were some of the new additions in this season of GSB Premier League.
Team GSB Kundapur emerged as the champions of GPL 2019. Irvaturu Sports Club was the runners-up. The third place was bagged by Jaikar Strikers.
Karthik Nayak was awarded the ‘Best Bowler’ and Deepak Kamath was given the ‘Best Batsman’ title. Vignesh Shenoy of Jaikar Strikers was the player who clinched the title ‘Man of the Series’ along with the all new Suzuki Intruder.
Women's cricket match was witnessed by thousands of people at Sahyadri Grounds and was very well appreciated. Girls with Pink Jersey Gurpur Gladiators lifted the trophy of women’s cricket tournament whereas Vijaya Cricketers of Saligrama had be content with the runners-trophy. Sahana Kamath of Gurpur Gladiators lifted the ‘Player of the Series’ trophy.
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