Sunday, April 10, 2016

2016 Annual Ranji Cricket Tournament

Ireland’s number one multicultural sporting event, involving teams from the world’s largest corporations, was launched today in Trinity in the presence of the Indian Ambassador Her Excellency Mrs R. Lal Lokesh.

The Ranji Tournament was founded by Anne Chambers, author of ‘Ranji: Maharaja of Connemara’ to commemorate Ranji’s association with Ireland and to honour his efforts during the early years of the Irish state to bridge racial boundaries and to promote Irish-Indian relations.

This year’s annual Ranji Cricket Tournament will be held in Phoenix Park, in the grounds of the Civil Service Cricket Club. Once again Ballynahinch Castle, the former Irish home of Ranji, will support the event.

Dennis Cousins of Cricket Ireland, Paul Rowe of Educate Together, Orla Purcell of the Ireland India Business Association, Ian Wilson of RTE, Gerry Kelly and Tony Connell of Civil Service CC and Arthur Deeny and Sanjeeb Bharik of RCCI were among the attendees at the launch.

Teams representing corporations such as the ESB, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Rabobank and Aamazon will take part this year. The competition will be held on Saturday May 7th, and promises to be an entertaining day out for fans and families alike.

A special competition for eager young cricketers to show their developing skills will be held during the interval. Entrance is free and open to all.

For further information please contact

Anne Chambers, Chair, Ranji Cricket Committee of Ireland 087 2477501