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Mumbai won Buchi Babu Memorial Trophy of Cricket

Sep 2, 2015 09:00 IST

Mumbai on 1 September 2015 won the Buchi Babu Memorial Trophy in the All India invitation cricket tournament. In the final match played in Chennai, Mumbai defeated Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Districts (TNCA) XI by six wickets.

TNCA batting first was able to score 163 all out in 74 over, in response to which, Mumbai scored 166 for four in 45.2 over.

Mumbai's Surya Kumar Yadav, was adjudged as the Man of the Series.

About Buchi Babu Memorial Trophy
Buchi Babu Memorial Trophy in an annual tournament held in honour of Mothavarapu Buchi Babu Naidu.
Buchi Babu born in 1868 was an Indian socialite and cricket pioneer who organised cricket clubs for native Indians. He is considered to be the “father of south Indian cricket”, who founded the annual Madras Presidency Matches, the first of which was held shortly after his death.

Two of Naidu’s sons, M Baliah and C Ramaswami, played for the Indian national cricket team.

Naidu challenged the social norms embodied in Madras cricket, such as the rule that forbade non-Europeans from enjoying the comforts of the pavilion during lunch and instead being left sitting under the shade of trees to eat lunch. He was responsible for bringing Ranjitsinjhi to Madras and for sending Chari to England, while the Buchi Babu Memorial Tournament has become a prestigious annual affair, involving India’s top teams.

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