Cricket tourney in memory of Tiger Pataudi

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi died due to respiratory failure at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on September 22

New Delhi: Dec 27, 2011

After successfully hosting the sixth edition of the Madhav Rao Scindia Memorial Cricket tournament, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) announced to organise a similar championship in memory of late former India skipper Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi.

“TERI would soon organise a cricket tournament in memory of late Shri Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi. The organisation is in talks with his wife Sharmila Tagore,” said Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General TERI.

The announcement came during the prize distribution ceremony and felicitation of the cricketers from the corporate world and corporate cricket teams for their outstanding performances in the 6th Madhav Rao Scindia tournament.

The 70-year-old cricketer, one of India’s early superstars and who was known as ‘Tiger’ in the cricket fraternity, died due to respiratory failure at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on September 22.

He was suffering from interstitial lung disease, a condition in which the passage of oxygen to the two lungs is less than normal.

At TERI corporate cricket awards ceremony, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, gave away the prizes to the winners. TERI won the tournament beating NDP.

The best 16 corporate teams from across the country participated in the event this year.

TERI launched the tournament, an annual event at TERI’s cricket field The RETREAT, GualPahari, Gurgaon, in 2005.

“Late Shri Madhav Rao Scindia was not only a great leader of the country but also an enthusiastic sportsman. He played the game actively and with great dedication, and this is the best way we can think of commemorating him and his spirit,” said Pachauri.

Sunil Dev, Sports Secretary DDCA; Nikhil Chopra, former Indian cricketer; Anjum Chopra, former captain Indian Women Cricket Team; Surinder Khanna, former Indian cricketer and Chetan Chauhan, former Indian cricketer congratulated the players and the teams.(PTI)