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The 11-day Paul George Memorial cricket tournament was inaugurated by former India cricketer and selector, Yashpal Sharma at St. George’s School, Alaknanda Getty Images

New Delhi: Oct 19, 2012

With an aim of giving students of government schools a chance to showcase their talent, Muthoot Group, a leading business house of the country, has launched a cricket tournament.

The 11-day Paul George Memorial cricket tournament was inaugurated by former India cricketer and selector, Yashpal Sharma at St. George’s School, Alaknanda.

As many as 128 students from eight Delhi government schools will be participating in this Under-16 Twenty20 cricket. The final will be played on October 27, a release said.

“With this tournament, we aim to create a platform for the government school students, give them an opportunity to showcase their talent and see them rise to the occasion of becoming players of the state if not country,” M.G George Muthoot, Chairman, Muthoot Group said.

Chief Guest Yashpal Sharma said, “The tournament is a great platform for all the students present here and one must utilise this opportunity to prove themselves and their talent.” (PTI)