250 plus colleges across 28 cities to compete for the national championship of Red Bull Campus

India, March 8, 2018: After a spectacular season in 2017, Red Bull Campus Cricket returns to bowl over budding cricketers in the country. Taking the competition up one more notch, the global T20 college cricket tournament has added two new cities to its roster and will witness the highest participation ever over 250 plus colleges across 28 cities.

Taking placefrom March 12 to the second week of April, the Red Bull CampusCricket city qualifiers will start simultaneously in Indore, Dehradun &Kochi. Followed by Mumbai, Baroda, Ahmedabad, Pune, Nagpur and Goa in the West;along with Jalandhar, Delhi, Jaipur, Jammu, Chandigarh and Lucknow in theNorth; Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Hyderabad Mysore and Vizag in South; andKolkata, Raipur, Guwahati, Ranchi, Bhubaneshwar, Patna, Jamshedpur in theEast.  

The winningcollege from each city will then proceed to the zonal/regional finals in April.The top two teams from each zone will then compete in the National finals,where the teams will play in the knockout rounds of quarterfinals, semifinalsand finals respectively. The National winner will then represent India in the RedBull Campus Cricket World Series Championship 2018. Past winners from Indiathat have gone on to represent the country at the World Championships are RizviCollege, Mumbai; DAV College, Chandigarh; Swami Shraddhanand College, Delhi;and MMC College, Pune. 

Red BullCampus Cricket is the only global T20 cricket tournament for university cricketteams, serving as an international platform for young and budding cricketers toshowcase their talent and hone their skills. The tournament is now in itsseventh year. Beyond 22 Yards is a video series that is inspired by stories incricket, starting from the essentials of the bat and the ball, all the way tothe highs of participating in an international tournament that becomes a dreamcome true for one college team from Pune, Maharashtra -https://www.redbull.com/in-en/beyond-22-yards 

WorldChampions from six editions of Red Bull Campus Cricket are below.

Year

Winner

Winning Country

World Finals Host Country

2017

North West University (NWU), Potchefstroom

South Africa

Sri Lanka

2016

Business Management School, Colombo

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

2015

TuksCricket, University of Pretoria

South Africa

England

2014

TuksCricket, University of Pretoria

South Africa

India

2013

DAV College, Chandigarh

India

Sri Lanka

2012*

Rizvi College, Mumbai

India

Sri Lanka

*This wasthe Asia Cup, a tri-series competition between Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Indianot a World Championship

Well-knownIndian cricketers KL Rahul and Karun Nair have been associated with Red BullCampus Cricket. “Red Bull Campus Cricket is very close to my heart andsomething I will remember till the end of time. This is where I revived mycollege cricket and found my lost confidence. And through this tournament Ihave found my way up.” Said Kannaur Lokesh Rahul, the top scorer in the RedBull Campus Cricket Tournament’s India leg in 2013. 

In hismessage to the young participants of the Red Bull Campus Cricket 2018 CityQualifiers, Red Bull Athlete KL Rahul said, “Go out there and play sometough cricket. There is a spirit of the game you want to follow, no matterwhatever challenge you come up against. So perform to the best of your abilityand play good cricket. Red Bull Campus Cricket gives young cricketers a stageto express themselves, and provides a fair idea of the profession as they gohigher up”

 ShradulThakur, Manan Vohra, Siddhesh Lad, Himanshu Rana, Abhimanyu Easwaran, AnukulRoy, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ricky Bhui are other well-known faces who played RBCCCricket in the past and emerging stars in the Indian Cricket scene. 

Anukul Royin India’s Playing XI was the highest wicket taker and made a huge impact inthe 2018 U19 cricket World Cup. He played RBCC National Finals last year,playing for Marwari College, Ranchi. Another Red Bull Campus Cricket alumnusHimanshu Rana also played for India at the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup inNew Zealand. As a student of New Delhi's Swami Shraddhanand College, Ranaparticipated in the 2015 edition of Red Bull Campus Cricket. He scored anunbeaten 86 in the New Delhi city finals to help his college team register acomfortable 55-run victory over Hindu College at the Bharat Nagar ground.


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