Games and Sports have always been a part and parcel of every Bangladeshi since their childhood. Time goes by. we grow up as professionals, working in different organizations. But our passion for sports never runs out! It’s no exaggeration to say Cricket holds the biggest stake at Bangladesh in terms of popularity among mass people. So, we take every opportunity to live our life through something that takes us back to where heart belongs. Green Field. Boundaries. Wickets. Cricket is where the fun lies!
So, what’s stopping us then? We have the passion, but not enough scope to materialize that. All we need is an engagement platform to unleash our passion for cricket. And that too, for the organization where we live our daily life. Day and Night! And this, creates the background of introducing CORPORATE PREMIER LEAGUE T20. A league system T20 cricket tournament for the corporate people of Bangladesh!
GamesHour, a concern of Enroute International Limited has organized its maiden season of the corporate premier league T20 with 6 renowned teams from corporate arena. The tournament was organized in two of the most modern and high standard cricket venues MASCO Shakib Cricket Academy and Police Staff College Cricket Ground. Mutual Trust Bank, The City Bank, Daraz, MKR, Stargaze & WCC were among the participants in season 1. Six teams played against each other in the group round & top 4 performers went on to the semi final round. In semi final 1, MTB faced Stargaze Strikers & semi final 2 saw the battle between MKR vs City Bank. Continuing the fierce battle from the group stage, MTB & City Bank made it to the championship final where we saw two renowned banks facing each other for the final glory.
In the final match, City bank batted first & put a well defendable 149 on the scoreboard while MTB was yet to show their resilience built to the final match. But on the second phase of the match as well, City Bank dominated MTB in their defense. With some commanding performances from the first match of the tournament City Bank clinched the Corporate Premier League Championship with some style by a massive 52 runs victory. MTB became the runners up while MKR Group became the Plate Champion in the final day of the tournament. We also saw some amazing individual performances leading to the final match. Under 3 categories Best Batsman, Bowler & Man of The Tournament was selected as well.
It has been a massive success in terms of corporate engagement and giving them a much-needed relaxation from day to day tasks by promoting a league format tournament which also took them back to the roots. GamesHour Corporate Premier League T20 was made successful in contribution with title sponsor Kool, gold sponsor Jamuna Group, snacks partner Dan Cake, good times partner Detos & security partner JSSSL.