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Mumbai: Oct 26, 2012

The 27th Sportstar Trophy MCA Under-19 selection trial cricket tournament will be played from October 30 to November 22.

Four teams named after former Mumbai cricketers – Vijay Merchant, Vijay Manjrekar, Khandu Rangnekar and Dattu Phadkar – will take part in the six-match round robin format, it was announced here by the the sports magazine’s owners – The Hindu Group.

The four teams will be selected by the MCA Under-19 selection committee.

The tournament, comprising three-day games, will commence with the opening round matches between Merchant XI vs Manjrekar XI at Elf Vengsarkar CA ground and Rangnekar XI vs Phadkar XI at Sachivalaya Gymkhana ground.

The second and third round matches, commencing on November 6 and 20 respectively with a break in between for Diwali festivities, will be held at the Parsee and P J Hindu Gymkhana grounds, according to the organisers.

The player of the tournament would receive a full cricket kit and the Ramakant Desai Trophy.

Besides, there would be six man-of-the-match awards and the best fielder award donated by the family of former MCA joint secretary Bal Mahaddalkar. (PTI)