Panjim Gymkhana has announced the Panjim Gymkhana Premier League PGML, a one of its kind cricket tournament in Goa.
Five franchisee teams will participate in this tournament of T20 cricket matches, which is scheduled to start in January 2022.
Dempo Challengers won the bid for one of the teams in a bidding process organised by the Gymkhana League’s governing body, the General Council.
The bidding process started on 1 November 2021. The next stage of auction for players was conducted on 4 December 2021. This was one of the first examples of such an exclusive format and concept in Goa, which will help budding cricketers in the state.
The League matches will be held largely over weekends (Saturday and Sunday).
On 28 December 2021, Dempo Challengers launched the team jersey at a simple function held at Dempo House.
Speaking on this occasion, our Chairman mentioned that he liked the idea of a league and team in continuation with the Group’s commitment to sports in the state, and stated that it was an extension of the work the Group does under the aegis of the Dempo Sports Club.
He highlighted the contributions of the Dempo Football Club and Academy to the sport in Goa and hoped that the Dempo Cricket Club and the Dempo Challengers team will continue to contribute similarly to the sport of cricket in Goa.
Dempo Challengers team is sponsored by HDFC Bank and ASK Financial Advisers, who have been long associated with the Group.