Opticians Come Up Winners In Cricket At The Bank Of Baroda Credit Card VisionPlus Premier League 2023

A first of its kind National Cricket League was held exclusively for Opticians around India in Mumbai

  • 6 Teams Participated in a 6 Overs Match with “Sun Shiners” from Mumbai  winning the Coveted Trophy
  • The Tournament was live-streamed across 10 Cities & clocked a 3066 Viewership within  10 hours.

The maiden VPL league took off to a terrific start on a bright sunny day on November 23, 2023, at the expansive Loknete Gopinath Munde Shakti Ground, Dahisar West, Mumbai. The teams were Opti Chargers, Sun Shiners, Clear Punches, Ahmedabad Hitters, Vision Riders and Eterna. They battled in a series of quick 6-Over qualifier matches with 6 Cricketing Teams of Opticians from all over India competing for the Top Honors.

The matches witnessed an enthusiastic crowd of cricketing aficionados welcoming the very energetic teams. With a rousing series of games, the warriors on the field pulled no punches, hitting out and creating Optical Cricketing Industry history with league-level expertise as they met head-on.

A keenly played and fought 6 overs battle ensued and the Finals was staged between Team “Sun Shiners” captained by Neel Kadam & “Eterna” captained by Hitesh Ranawat. It was a nail-biting finish that saw Sun Shiners lift the trophy!

Neel Kadam of Sun Shiners shone as Man of the Series as well as Best Batsman; Manoj Polekar of Sun Shiners won the Man of the Match – Finals; Sandip Machhi of Eterna won the Man of the Match – Semi-Finals, and Satyan Machhi of Eterna won the Best Bowler Award.

Indeed an event of this magnitude needed the support of Industry stalwarts – Mr Harish Gajjar, of Gajjar group, added the impetus required. As a cricket enthusiast, a badminton enthusiast and a biker, his effervescent encouragement was timely.

Bank of Baroda Credit Card was the perfect partner who readily took on the Title partnership and with its credit card particularly Eterna, providing numerous facilities for a Corporate Entity, the partnership was in mutual interest and we are hopeful that our optical Industry will surely avail of the facilities provided by Bank of Baroda Credit Card.

FourPlus Media conceived the VisionPlus Premier League, and M P Nicholson helmed the initiative of promoting our national passion for cricket, in conjunction with the professional optical industry.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Siraj Bolar, Founder, spoke of the long association FourPlus Media has had with the Opticians industry, not only in India but worldwide. VisionPlus Magazine is the number one fashion magazine in India, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, with a footprint spanning 20 countries. VisionPlus EXPO, conducted by FourPlus Media, the publisher of the magazine, is acknowledged as the leading Expo for eyewear and eyecare professionals worldwide in the Middle East region.

To add to the excitement, VisionPlus hosts the coveted VisionPlus Awards for brands and the exclusive YOU&EYE Awards for eyewear retail professionals, where consumers rate their favourite opticians at distinct editions in India & Dubai.

The VisionPlus Premier League 2023 was not just a tribute to the Spirit of Sport, it’s an experience that you don’t want to miss at the next edition next year!

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