DISHA Cricket Challenge 2006
After the popularity of 2005's inaugural event, this year's DISHA Cricket Challenge Trophy proved to be another great success.The purpose of the event is to bring together local community youth groups to play cricket, and also to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS.The early rounds followed a 10-overs-per-side format, with the final expanded to 20-overs-a-side.
With 2005 winners New Azad knocked out in the semis, the 19 November final saw last year's runners up Ulhas Nagarfacing the Navra Ratri Navra Ratna Mandal's Jaya Mathadi team. After a fierce contest, the Jaya Mathadi team emerged aschampions. On the 25 November, they played a special exhibition match against local IT corporate Extentia, winning another tense contest.
The formal trophy presentation will take place during the 2006 Celebration of Life, on 15 December.