Marwari College from Ranchi and Trident College from Bhubaneshwar emerged as the two winners from East Zone to qualify for the National Finals of Red Bull Campus Cricket 2017, which will take place from 30th May to 2nd June.
While Marwari College won their decisive game against NIT Patna by 93 runs, Trident College won their final game in the regional playoffs against Guwahati Commerce College by a whopping 108 runs.
After qualifying as winners from Bhubaneshwar, Trident College knew it would not be easy in the regional playoffs, but they were ready for the task. Trident managed 110 for 8 in 15 overs, with Rajesh Dhuper scoring 23 off 12 balls, and A Sahoo scoring 40 off 31.
Red Bull Campus Cricket has long been a platform that supports budding cricket talent and has provided players to the much-loved Indian Premier League.
Dubai’s Chirag Suri, who played Red Bull Campus Cricket in 2015 & 2016, became the first UAE cricketer to be picked by an Indian Premier League (IPL) side when the Gujarat Lions bagged him at the IPL auction in 2017. Few cricketers in recent memory have had as impactful a start to their international career as Karun Nair. His now unforgettable triple hundred played a significant part in sealing a 4-0 series win for India last December, and made him a member of an exclusive club.