Maharashtra Tigers Wheelchair Cricket Team of Wheelchair Cricket Association Maharashtra won the 1st ever Indian Wheelchair Premier League held from 20th to 24th June 2018 at Dwarka, Delhi. This tournament is organised by Dwarka City Newspaper owner Mukesh Sinha with the support of Disabled Sporting Society India. Around 100 wheelchair cricketers having upto 70-80% of physical disablity across the country had participated in this tournament. All the six teams Gujarat, Uttarkhand, Chennai, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh & Maharashtra fought well to win the 1st ever Indian Wheelchair Premier League.
After winning the first match against Uttar Pradesh by 9 wickets, Maharashtra Tigers Team lost their 2nd match against Delhi by 65 runs. Without getting disheartened by the defeat, they beat Uttarakhand in semi finals by 87 runs to enter in final match of the tournament.
Maharashtra Tigers won the final match one-sided against Gujarat by 10 wickets, they chased the target of 103 runs in just 8th overs at 15 overs game.
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The Team which brought the cup home-
Ramesh Sartape (Captain), Rahul Ramugade (Vice Captain), Shahid Ansari (Wicket Keeper), Parshuram Desle, Vishwanath Gurav, Santosh Ranjagane, Kamlakar Karale, Anil Powar, Ganesh Shelar, Ashfaq Ansari, Raju Patil, Vinod Gavande, Akshay Tangade, Krishna Shelke, Sunil Patil, Dilip Kamble (Team Manager)
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Winning Moments for Maharashtra Tigers
Its a wonderful perfomance from the boys and more importantly its a very difficult thing to play and come back home winning. Lets all support our team and encourage the players to keep making us proud.