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3rd India Post Cricket Cup
1. Department of Posts launched an Inter Institutional Cricket Tournament: India
Post Cricket Cup, in the year 2010. The tournament is played under the aegis of
the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in terms of their rules and
2. The first edition of the tournament was played at Kolkata in January 2010 in
which, besides India Post, teams from Services (combined), Air India, Central
Revenues, BSNL and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) participated. The
tournament was won by BSNL. The second edition of the tournament took place in
Chennai in June 2011. Here also six teams participated: RBI came in place of
Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and Indian Income Tax participated in lieu
of Central Revenue. The winner in 2011 was Services (combined). India Post
Cricket Cup 2012 is scheduled to be held again at Kolkata from 6th February to
10th February 2012 where the following six teams will participate:
Indian Income Tax
Comptroller & Auditor General
Customs & Central Excise.
3. The tournament provides for Rs.25,000/- for each participating team and
Rs.1,00,000/- and Rs.50,000/- for Winning and Runner Up teams respectively.
Besides, there is a provision for Man of the Match (Rs.5,000/-) and Man of the
Series (Rs.10,000/-) awards.
4. Department of Posts has been the only Central Government Department which has
been able to organize such a tournament and it has been very well taken by all
the participating teams and by the Sports Community. We have a number of
requests pending from various Departments of the Central /State Governments/PSUs
to participate in the tournament. The participating teams have players of high
standard and a number of them are playing Ranji Trophy for their States.