The Aditya Group presented a T20 friendly match between Aditya Group and the West Bengal Police teams on the 11th of December 2021 to commemorate the heroic efforts by the West Bengal police in fighting the pandemic lately. It was their token of gratitude honoring the work-force that has worked diligently and round-the-clock for the safety of people during such tough times.
The match was played at Diego Maradona ASOS Cricket Stadium, Barasat. The stadium, which was inaugurated by the legend himself 4 years ago, is dedicated to his memory.
With firm belief and conviction in the power of sports and team-work, this is the Aditya Group’s heartfelt and ecstatic way of paying respect to the West Bengal Police.
Dignitaries like DIG of Barasat Prasun Banerjee, SP of North 24 Parganas Rajnarayan Mukherjee, Additional SP of North 24 Parganas, Shyamal Samanto and IC of Duttapukur graced the tournament with their presence.
The two teams, DIG XI and AG XI displayed a fantastic, joyful spirit as they doled out their performance sportingly. The former team trailed behind with 117 runs for 8 wickets while the latter scored 159 for 9 wickets. DIG, West Bengal Police, Prasun Banerjee bagged the Man of the Match while Aditya Group young guns Ankit Aditya and Shilajit Aditya took the highest number of wickets. Prasun Banerjee, who was highly impressed with the Diego Maradona ASOS Cricket Stadium, was all praises about the event. “I love cricket and the fact that the academy puts so much stress and seriousness into the game is something that I find very impressive. The academy is training students seriously and remains in the top-order in terms of professionalism and maintenance. The stadium is nothing less than the best ones in the country and I say this from the position of someone who has played cricket in several prestigious stadiums all over India, including Eden Gardens. The outfield was slightly quick but the visibility is great. Overall it has been a fascinating experience for me,” he said.
Ankit Aditya was elated to have the dignitaries in the stadium premises for the first time and also get an opportunity to play with them. His brother, Shiladitya said,” We convey our heartfelt thanks to the DIG XI for accepting our invitation and turning up in such high spirits and displaying such camaraderie for the event.”