Parlakoti team champion in Kodava family cricket

Parlakoti team champion in Kodava family cricket

Kattemane to organise tournament in 2013

Parlakoti team has won ‘Academy cup- 2012’ cricket tournament between Kodava Gowda families organised by Kodagu Gowda Cultural Academy. 

Parlakoti team beat Urubail team by eight wickets in the final match held at Madikeri district stadium ‘Man’s Compound’ on Sunday to win the cup consecutively for the second time. 

Urubail team batted first and scored just 45 runs in 10 overs losing eight wickets.

Naveen was the top run scorer with 12 runs. Darshna and Sajan of Parlakoti team bagged two wickets. Parlakoti team successfully chased an average total just in 7.3 overs with eight wickets in hand. Saman played a decisive role in the match with 16 runs. 

Special prize

Sajan of Parlakoti team bagged both ‘man of the match’ and ‘man of the series’ awards in the tournament which was held for two weeks.  Mohan of Urubail team emerged as best bowler while Urubail Harish was the best batsman. Parlakoti Darshan, Dambekodi Deepu, Parlakoti Sajan won best wicket keeper, best fielder and  best all rounder awards respectively. 

Muddiyana Parashuram won the special prize for scoring 94 runs.    

Throw ball award 

Paremane team won the throw ball tourney organised for women for the first time. Kompuli, Muddiyana and Tuntaje teams were in second, third and fouth place respectively. 

Kattemane Cup- 2013

Kattemane team will be organising Kodagu family cricket tournament in 2013. Kodagu Gowda Cultural Academy President Tuntaje Ganesh handed over the responsibility by handing over beetle leaves to Kattemane family heads.   

‘Govt should give funds’ 

Kodagu Gowda Cultural Academy President Tuntaje Ganesh demanded that the government should fund the Kodagu Gowda cricket tournament. 

Presiding over the valedictory function of the tournament Ganesh said that the State government is giving fund to the sports events organised by other communities, so government  should extend the financial support to Kodava Gowda community also. 

Ganesh said that Gowda Yuvaka Sangha which was started 10 years ago should be more creative. He declared Urubail Harish as the President of the Sangha. Names of Paikera Gagan and Parlakoti Sajan were mentioned for vice president and member posts. Muliya Keshava Prasad who sponsored the prizes opined that, the tournaments play a great role in uniting Kodava families. 

Kodagu Pragatipara Sangha President Kuttholimane Appaiah, National- level hockey player Mudiyaru vinod were present. The State assembly Speaker K G Bopaiah kicked started the semi final matches in the morning. 

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