Dubai: In the electrifying final set, Payyar Punters (Men) beat Heat Shield Shimanthoor Gladiators team to lift the prestigious first-ever TPL Trophy 2020. Both teams fought the battle to lift the winning title and the fans of both sides supported as every point gained were celebrated with huge applause. In the final three-set match, the first two sets were won by Payyar Punters and managed to snatch the title from Heatshield Shimanthoor Gladiators. The first set saw the lead by Heatshield Shimanthoor but Payyar Punters gave a tough fight, chased it, nailed it and got the set in their favor.
In the Ladies Final, Bright Winders won the first set 15-12, and gave a good fight but lost to Hyssna Warriors in the second set 15-4. However, in the final set Bright Winders clinched victory with a score of 15-13. It was indeed a nail-biting fight amongst both the teams as they strived hard to emerge as the winners of the TPL 2020.
The tournament was kicked-off at 10:00 am with breakfast served for all. The teams were asked to line-up with their respective team flags. This was then followed by the welcome dance by Soul Beats group, Goutham Bangera & Team and a welcome speech by Ms. Anvi Santosh Shetty. The organizers welcomed the main sponsors Mr. Abhijeet Shetty & Mrs. Navya Abhijit Shetty, Mr. Ronald Pinto Managing Director of Hyssna international LLC, Mr. Michael D'Souza Managing Director of Ivory Grand Group of Hotels, Mr. Charles Govias Operations Manager of Al Faris Cranes, all the Team Owners and the guest from India Mr. & Mrs. Bhoja Shetty and Mr. & Mrs. Mahabal Shetty, parents of Santosh Shetty and Jayshree Shetty were invited to the stage to declare the tournament open.
Well-known Tulu Cine Star (Coastalwood) Aravind Bolar our Tulunada Manikya was the Guest of Honour, he was felicitated with a memento, flower Bouquet and Shawl.
The prestigious TPL 2020 tournament was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp by the Owners and guests. Prayers were offered by Ms. Vaishnavi Shetty, which was followed by the National Anthem of the UAE and India. Mr. Sarvotham Shetty addressed the crowd and introduced all the Owners, the main sponsors, and the guests.
Vinod Shetty and Shiva Shetty compered the programme.
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