Barkur's Prestigious Sri Veera Maruti Sports and Cultural Club Hosts Glittering Cricket Tournament BMK Trophy

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Barkur, May 10th, 2024: The quaint town of Barkur is abuzz with cricketing fever as the prestigious Sri Veera Maruti Sports and Cultural Club (Regd.) of Barkur is hosting the BMK Trophy 2024 – a resplendent 90-yard floodlit national-level cricket tournament. The verdant grounds adjacent to the iconic Chowlikere lake have been transformed into a cricketing arena, where the best talents from across the region will showcase their skills over the next three days.

The grand opening ceremony, held on 10th May evening, was a spectacle to behold. The event was graced by esteemed dignitaries, including Sri Prakash Shetty, President of the Yadthadi  Panchayat, Sri Rakshit Poojari (President, Sri Veera Maruti Sports Club, Barkur), Sri Aadarsh Shetty (Entrepreneur, Mumbai), Sri Srinivas Shettigar of Ranganakere, Barkur (Prof. Shettigar Industries Group, Ranganakere, Barkur), Sri Santosh Kumar Shetty of Nalkudru, Barkur (Partner, Sri Batte Vinayak Towers, Barkur), Sri Satish S. Amin (President, Mogaveera Samyukta Sabha, Bennekudru, Barkur), Sri Ganesh S. Salian, Sri Praveen Gadiyar of Barkur, Sri Bharat Raj Kachchuru, and other esteemed personalities.

The tournament, a tribute to the Late Maskibailu Krishna Mestri of Barkur, promises to be a thrilling affair, with the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals scheduled to commence on Sunday, May 12th, 2024, at 8:00 AM.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the esteemed guests lauded the efforts of the Sri Veera Maruti Sports and Cultural Club in promoting sports and cultural activities in the region. They emphasized the importance of such initiatives in nurturing young talent and fostering a spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie.

The President and members of the Sri Veera Maruti Sports and Cultural Club extended a warm welcome to all sports enthusiasts, inviting them to witness the exciting cricketing action unfold over the next three days.

As the floodlights illuminate the lush greens, the echoes of willow striking leather will reverberate through Barkur, captivating the hearts of cricket aficionados and creating lasting memories. Stay tuned for updates on this exhilarating cricketing extravaganza!

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