Virender Sehwag inaugurates Paul George Memorial Tournament 2013

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New Delhi: Oct 14, 2013

Indian batsman Virender Sehwag on Monday inaugurated the second season of Paul George Memorial Tournament, a unique Under-16 T20 Series for marginalised students from Government-aided schools.

The 14-day tournament will witness participation of 256 students from 16 Government-aided schools in Delhi. The Winner and runner-up teams will be rewarded with cash prizes worth Rs. 50,000 and Rs. 25,000 respectively.

Organised by Muthoot Group, the tournament will also award an educational scholarship amount of Rs. 10,000 and free coaching at St. George’s Sports Academy for a year to the Best player from each team.

The two-week tournament will be held under the aegis of well-known cricket coach Udey Gupte.

“It reminds me of my younger days when I had played here once and today I am here as a chief guest. It gives me immense pleasure to see such an initiative. It is good for the kids. Sports is all about love and passion but one should also try to balance studies and sports in life,” said Sehwag.

The inaugural ceremony was attended by many officials, including MG George Muthoot (Chairman, Muthoot Group), Alexander George Muthoot (Director, Muthoot Group), cricket coach Udey Gupte, Ms Ritu Sidana (Administrator – Sports Academy), St George’s School teachers and students.