23/03/2014 …. Defending champions Dempo Cricket Club secured their second Goa Premier League title as they outplayed tournament debutants Geno sports club by seven wickets win in the finals of the fifth edition of the Twenty20 cricket tournament organised by Goa Cricket Association at the gca grounds at porvorim on Saturday.
The finals saw a jam-packed audience cheering for their respective teams as both the teams which played under the new floodlights for the first time lived up to the expectations of cricket fans …
Geno Sports Club won the toss and elected to field first where in geno managed to score a mere total of 117 runs for the loss of eight wickets.
Captain Swapnil Asnodkar who was named man of the match and the man of the series in the tournament once again led his team from the front as the opener scored an unbeaten 61 as Dempo reached their target with 11 balls to spare.
Chief guest of the prize distribution function and chairman of dempo group of companies srinivas dempo gave away the winner’s trophy along with a cash prize of Rs 8 lakh to dempo cricket club while Geno had to be content with the runners-up trophy with Rs 5 lakh in the presence of guest of honour and owner of Geno Sports Club, Dr Dilip Salgaonkar, MLA Subhash Phaldesai, president of GCA Vinod Phadke, GCA vice-president Dr Shekar Salker, secretary Chetan Desai and other dignitaries.
the other two teams in the Super League mainly Chowgule Warriors and Salgaocar Cricket Club were awarded Rs 1 lakh each.