Kota, Rajasthan [India] : The much awaited sixth edition of Rajwada Cricket League (R.C.L) is all set to commence on March 7th 2021. The action will last for seven days as the finals is listed to be played on March 13th 2021 at the renowned J.K. Pavilion International Cricket stadium, Nayapura, Kota, quoted Mr. Amin Pathan – Chairman (R.C.L.).
The league would witness the presence of several International cricketers and glamorous Bollywood personalities.
Six teams to compete for the glory
As per Mr. Amin Pathan, a total of six teams will compete to claim their authority over the prestigious cup & they have been segregated in two groups of three teams each. Group A would comprise Kota Chambal Tigers, Jodhpur Jodhana Royals, Jaipur Pinkcity & Udaipur Mewar Royals, Ajmer Meru Warriors, Jaisalmer Jaguars will complete group B. The twenty over format league will be played in accordance to all the I.C.C. guidelines & a total of two games will be played for the first six days of the league as a complete day will be dedicated to the grand finals. The time slots for the first & second games will be 9.00 AM – 12.30 PM & 1.00 PM – 4.30 PM respectively. As like former years, the fans are going to witness enthralling & fiercely fought games of cricket this year as well.
Presence of international cricketers & Bollywood stars
The season six of R.C.L. will be beautified by the presence of Bollywood star Suniel Shetty, Sohail Khan, Ali Kuli Mirza (singer), Shahzad Khan, Sargam, Kainaat Arora, Jo Jo. Other guest will be Faisal Sheikh (Faisu), Faiz Baloch, Rashid Khan, Zubin Shah, Amir Arab & Azhar Khan.
From the cricketing front, Kota is all set to welcome cricketing legend Mohammad Azharuddin, Mohammad Kaif, Pragyan Ojha, Pankaj Singh, Munaf Patel, Praveen Kumar as their presence on the field will boost up the participating cricketers.
Apart from this, ministers, member of parliament and member of legislative assemblies from state & central government will also grace the occasion.
J.K. Pavilion stadium all set to host R.C.L.
In order to make this a successful event, the City Development trust & other departments are leaving no stone unturned. The coordination between different departments is what will make this edition one of the grandest. Cosmetic tasks as in whitewash, grass cutting & ground levelling are in full swing. Two large LED screens will be installed which will allow the fans to catch all the on field action more defined manner. The center and practice pitches are being curated by an international curator.
R.C.L. emerging as the future of cricket
Mr. Pathan emphasized that previous editions of R.C.L. not only benefitted cricket in Rajasthan but also helped create cricketers for India. The likes of Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Rahul Chahar, Salman Khan, Nathu Singh, Mahipal Lomror all have showcased their talent in the previous editions.
Huge fan base expected to watch the cricketing action
If the trend from the past seasons is to be taken into consideration, we are expecting a huge turn around during the matches quoted Mr. Pathan. The approximate seating capacity is 20,000 and we are expecting the stadium to be full, however, during these unprecedented times of Covid – 19 we are determined to follow all the administrative and medical guidelines.
The young brigade from schools, colleges and coaching institutes are expected to occupy the major seating capacity. Considering the success of previous seasons, a lot of institutions from Kota are coming forward to become a part of this event.
Rajasthani cultural shows
In order to promote Rajasthani culture, we have made arrangements to organize traditional Rajasthani dance, Sahariya dance & folk art. This will be a good exhibition and source of entertainment for all players, spectators and the invited guests.
Players selected post proper trials
Mr. Pathan confirmed that proper cricket trials were conducted in order to pick the best & deserving players. A total of 180 cricketers took part in the trial. The players were being selected keeping in mind the main expertise associated with the game of cricket i.e. bowling, batting & wicket Keeping.
Initially, the trials were conducted for the players from outside Kota & later local guys showcased their area of expertise.