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LPU conducted 25-Day Cricket Tournament for Faculty Staff Members

Release Date:
12 Jul 2017

· 30 LPU teams competed in this ‘LPU-IPL’

· LPU Cricket Team ‘We XI’ comprising members ofAdmissions, Examinations & International Divisions of the university wonthe Championship

· Former Indian Cricketer Iqbal Siddiqui handed over theglittering Winners’ Trophy to the Captain of the winning team

Jalandhar:In order toinculcate a strong team and sportsman spirit among faculty and staff-members,Lovely Professional University conducts cricket tournament ‘Uni-Staff CricketChampionship’ annually.  Through this organization, the faculty members atthe university, who are usually seen plying pen or keys of the laptop, playwell on the pitch by re-living their early school and college days of youthfulenergy. This conduction also keeps staff-members stress free from otherwisetight academic and administrative schedule throughout the session. This year,the fifth season of the 25-Day championship declared LPU staff -members’ team‘We-XI’ as winners and ‘DSA Dragons’ as runners-up. In all 30 LPU teams of some500+ faculty and staff members participated in the event. 

Known for his destructive spells of medium-fastbowling and classic batting skills, former Indian Cricketer Iqbal Siddiqui handedover the glittering Winners’ Trophy to the Captain of the winning team, ProfVarun Kumar and his team-mates. The elite guest of the day, Indian Test Match& Ranji Trophy cricketer, Mr Siddiqui advised all to keep their passion upto lead a stress-free life to further build a healthy nation.

Winning captain Prof Varun Kumar shared: “It isindeed a great initiative of the university where we the faculty andstaff-members get golden opportunity to be relaxed and revitalize our energy.Having tight academic schedule throughout the year, we get only these twomonths, otherwise of scorching heat, where we have some spare time to go forsports’ skills. We have utilized this to the full.” Runners-Up team’s CaptainDr Sorabh Lakhanpal appreciated his team-members for having a fighting spiritand expressed his satisfaction on even reaching to the second position. Similarly,one of the players Sidharath Sharma expressed that it remained a boostingexperience, which inculcated team-spirit among all the participants.