Vinod Gupta School of Management Premier Cricket League Starts Second Season

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Teams Have Already Begun Preparing for the Second Season Championship

Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSOM) is excited to announce that the much-awaited second season of its Premier League is now underway. VGSOM Premier League (VPL) is a cricket league of Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur, based on the famous IPL. The auction hour was completed successfully on February 13th 2013, at the end of a 4-hour marathon. The four teams, Red Dragons, White Tigers, Blue Brats and Black Panthers were ready with their strategies, and used every ounce of their management acumen to make early inroads in their quest for glory.

The bidding war was an intense affair with the management teams battling to grab their favorite players. Though it would be unfair to draw conclusions as to what all strategies were employed by the franchises, it became fairly apparent that the teams were bent on retaining their core players from the previous season of the VPL.

The entire auction process was an extremely well coordinated affair, meticulously planned and executed to perfection by OLYMPIA – The sports committee of VGSOM. Due to some constraints, the auction process was limited to the franchises only, and the players up for auction were not allowed to make their presence felt. The entire process was streamed live for the players who had logged-in enthusiastically to know their fates. In addition to that, Twitter was a major source of constant updates both from the Sports Committee and the players who couldn't contain their excitement.

Although so much effort has been put into the bidding process, it is only half the battle. The other half entails the teams facing off for the championship. The franchises have started organizing practice sessions and the players have been put through their paces to make it on the starting 11. A precisely planned physical training session followed by rigorous net practice has become a routine affair. The teams plan to play as many practice matches as possible to hone the skills and determine the best starting 11.

The tentative schedule for VPL 2013 is out and it promises to match and surpass the previous season in terms of excitement, drama and action.

About VGSOM: Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur is one of the top educational and research schools in the country and was set up in 1993 with the mission of producing global leaders in science, technology and management by Vinod Gupta through The Vinod Gupta Charitable Foundation. Gupta has donated more than $6 million to this school.

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