VPL is a Cricket tournament which is conducted by the Indian students community studying in VSMU. VPL is has been conducted every year for more than a decade. It is usually conducted during the Spring Season, from March to May.
It is held in Local Ground located amidst Lenin Square. Usually three matches are played on Sundays as a fixture. For this year (2013) edition of VPL, the Organizers are Shankar Narayanan and Murali Kannan.
This year (2013) there are eight teams which are sorted into 2 Pools (A&B). Each team consists of 11 main players and 3-4 substitute players.
The Following are the teams which are grouped into two Pools:
Each side will play sixteen overs; each over consists of six throws. The finals will be comprised of T20 format. Firstly, each team from either Pool plays against each other and decides which two teams will reach the semifinal. Top two teams from the respective Pools will compete for the Finals. The Victorious team of the VPL will clinch the Grand Trophy. Several personal accolades are also be distributed to the Highest Run-getter (Scorer) and Leading wicket taker of the overall tournament. The Best Player of the Tournament will be awarded with Memento and Certificate.
WHAT IS CRICKET?
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on a roughly circular field, at the center of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. Each team takes it in turn to bat, in which they attempt to accumulate as many runs as possible, while the other team fields, attempting to prevent the batting team scoring runs. Teams may bat once or twice each depending upon the format of the game. Each turn is known as an innings. The game progresses as one member of the fielding team known as the bowler delivers the ball to the batsman down the length of the pitch. The batsman then attempts to strike the ball with his bat in order so that the ball either reaches the boundary or travels far enough away from a fielder to enable him to run to the other end of the pitch and thus accumulate runs. The batsman may continue batting until he is dismissed. Once ten batsmen from the batting side have been dismissed, the team is said to be all out and the two teams change roles. A person who plays cricket is called cricketer.
Sachin Tendulkar hails from INDIA is the leading run-scorer and century maker in Test and one-day international cricket and called as the “GOD OF CRICKET”.
Naveen Giftson, 4th year student of General Medicine, VPL 2013 Media group