ASA Cricket to host its first ever tournament involving foreign visitors
Amidst action from the Ananta Premier League (APL) that will run on a weekly basis until February of 2016, the Anantapur Sports Academy (ASA) Cricket teams at the Anantapur Sports Village (ASV) have been warming for some highly anticipated yet totally unknown visitors.
This is because ASA is planning their first ever cricket tournament welcoming foreign teams. Till date, the ASA has had foreign visitors at the ASV for Hockey, Football and Tennis.
Cricket is finally joining the bandwagon beginning next week, as they plan to host the British School Sri Lanka (BSSL) and Sanath Jayasuriya Cricket Academy (SJCA), along with Vivekananda Cricket Academy (VCA), Bangalore.
The ASA Invitational Cricket Tournament 2015 will be held at the ASV, and will run between the 13th and the 23rd of December 2015 contested between teams from three age groups - U10, U14 and the U16.
While the SJCA has confirmed the participation of their teams in all three age groups, BSSL has confirmed the participation of their youngest teams with their U10 and U14 boys participating in the tournament.
The last of the visiting teams, the local team of VCA from the neighbouring city of Bengaluru, has confirmed their U10 and U14 teams to be part of the tournament.
ASA cricket coach Yugandhar Reddy believes the tournament is going to have a very positive impact on all the players involved and explains, “The tournament has been organised as the first of its kind cricket tournament and will only give our boys the much-needed tournament exposure they require. It also gives our boys a chance to interact with the touring teams. I am expecting the SJCA teams to be highly competitive and believe that our U16 team will be a good match for them.”