APT announces dates for the much awaited ‘All Kerala Hospitality Tourism Cricket Tournament’

This year the tournament spreads its wings to Kochi, apart from usual venue Thiruvananthapuram
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It’s time to put on the pads again and go out to bat. The Association of Professionals in Tourism (APT) has announced the dates and format of its annual cricketing event to be held in Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi. The tournament, designed for the Kerala tourism and hospitality fraternity, promises to be exciting this year too with great participation from all the stakeholders.

The south zone and central zone matches will be held at Thiruvananthapuram (from March 25-28) and Kochi (from April 1-4) respectively. The semi-finals and finals featuring the top two teams from each zone will be played at Kochi on April 5.

Registrations will be kept open till March 10. Matches will be played with a hard tennis ball and each team will get to bat 10 overs. The entry charges would be Rs 7,500 and the winners will take home a cash prize of Rs 35,000 and the Madhu Memorial Ever Rolling Trophy. The runner up will win Rs 20,000 and a trophy. The two semi-finalists will win Rs10,000 each.

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Said APT president Hari KC, “This year we are taking a giant leap by having Kochi also as the venue, considering the request from many of the hospitality partners of the region. Kochi being the tourism hub of Kerala, and centrally located, the event will surely draw lot more enthusiasm and participation, from not only Kochi, but also from nearby places like Alleppey, Kumarakom, Munnar, Thekkady and Malabar regions as well. Though this has turned out to be a highly competitive sporting event over the years and a much needed off season activity, the great following for cricket has turned the event into a platform for business networking as well as a coming together of Kerala’s tourism fraternity.

APT secretary Janeesh J said this year around 50 teams are expected to take part. “The quality and competitiveness of the playing teams are on the rise and it also serves as a team building activity for the organisations. The tournament is exclusive for the tourism, hospitality and aviation industry of Kerala and perhaps the only one major cricketing event for the trade,” he added.

APT has been organizing this sporting event at Thiruvananthapuram since 2006 as an off season activity for bringing together the players of the hospitality and tourism trade of Kerala. The event was renamed in 2015 as the Madhu memorial All Kerala Hospitality Cricket Tournament, in the fond memory of one of the founder members of APT, Madhu K.S .

The last edition held in 2019 featured around 25 top teams from amongst various hotels, resorts, houseboats, trade associations, travel agents, airlines and tour operators of Kerala. Tourism Professionals Club ( TPC) , Kochi had emerged as winners , beating Niraamaya Retreats, Kovalam in the finals.

For registration Enquiries:
email : apttrv@gmail.com South Zone: 9995822868, Central Zone : 9846224422

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