English Reds are taking on Scottish Mulberries in the third game of the Global Power Cricket League (GPCL) T20 at Yamuna Sports Complex Cricket Ground, Delhi on Monday (October 3).
The match caught everyone’s attention as legendary England batter Ian Bell and former West Indies cricketer Kirk Edwards were in charge of the two sides.
English Reds skipper Ian Bell won the toss and opted to bat first. Riding on opener Umang’s unbeaten 87 off 62 balls, they piled up 172/4 in their stipulated 20 overs. Adil also played a handy knock of 30-ball 41 while batting at No. 3.
During the second innings, there was also a VIP presence at the venue as actor-politician Manoj Tiwari came to attend the match.
Speaking to Power Sportz, the organizer and official broadcaster of the GPCL T20, Tiwari praised the tournament, saying that it is of the highest quality as some of the top cricketers from England, Australia, Scotland, Ireland, Sri Lanka, India, and South Africa are taking part in it.
Here’s the full interview:
Talking about the GPCL T20, the eight participating teams have been divided into two groups. Indian Sapphires, English Reds, Scottish Mulberries, and American Indigos feature in Pool A whereas Australian Golds, South African Emeralds, Sri Lankan Violets, and Irish Olives are part of Pool B.
Every team will play three matches in the group stage before the top two teams from each group will move to the semi-final, where the toppers of each pool will take on the second-placed side of the other pool.
Ultimately, the winners of the semi-final will face each other in the final on October 9.