“The League Of Ancients” Starts with a Bang at Omtex ICWC Saphale

Founded by Abhishek Binge and his friends in December 2022 with just 11 players, The Ancients have emerged as the most active cricket team in Mumbai. According to statistics from Cricheroes, they boast a staggering 150 players today. Remarkably, they are the only team in Mumbai to have played every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, participating in various tournaments.

As the season draws to a close, The Ancients are geared up to host their own inaugural annual internal cricket tournament – The League of Ancients. This exciting event comprises four teams, each named after constellations: Scorpius, Draco, Lupus, and Aquila. The captain explains that these names pay homage to the timeless Ancients who existed before us.

All Captains of The Leauge Of Ancients
All Captains of The Leauge Of Ancients

Set against the backdrop of the illustrious Omtex ICWC Saphale, renowned for its international standard cricket facilities, the tournament promises an unparalleled experience for cricket enthusiasts. The buzz around the League of Ancients caught the attention of prominent cricket brands, with Omtex and Z-bats signing on as main sponsors. Additionally, Metashot has joined as the Man of the Series sponsor, while Active Sports and CAA have partnered with The Ancients as gifting partners. PhysioHub has also come on board as the league’s physio partner, ensuring the well-being of the players.

Abhishek Binge, the driving force behind The Ancients, not only leads the team but also manages the tournament operations. His vision is clear: to provide players with unforgettable experiences at affordable costs. The League of Ancients embodies this vision, promising cherished memories for all participants.

As The Ancients prepare to showcase their talents on the esteemed grounds of Omtex ICWC Saphale, the stage is set for a thrilling cricketing spectacle. The League of Ancients is not merely a tournament; it’s a testament to passion, camaraderie, Brotherhood and the enduring spirit of the game.

The tournament kicked off on May 12th with two matches. In the first game, Ancients Aquila faced Ancients Lupus. Aquila set a target of 145 runs, with Shubham Acharya top-scoring with 42 runs off 33 balls. In response, Lupus fell short, being all out for 105 runs in 17.2 overs. Yatish Mudaliar, with 4 wickets for 13 runs, and Captain Edward Phillip, with 3 wickets for 7 runs, led Aquila to victory.

In the second match, Ancients Scorpius clashed with Ancients Draco. Scorpius set a formidable target of 165 runs, with Sunny Jadhav’s commanding 61 runs off 49 balls leading the charge. Adding to the onslaught was Rishabh Dube, who contributed a brisk 23 off just 8 deliveries. In response, Draco’s chase concluded at 147 runs in their allotted 20 overs. Draco started strong, courtesy of Sumeet Londhe’s aggressive batting. However, despite Ashish Saroj’s valiant effort with 33 runs off 23 balls, the innings faltered. It was the combined efforts of Kunal Patel and Abhishek Binge that stemmed Draco’s momentum, sealing their fate. As a result of his stellar batting display, Sunny Jadhav was awarded the Man of the Match accolade.


With these exciting matches, the tournament began on a high note, promising more thrilling action ahead.

Brief scores:

  • Aquila 145/10 (Shubham A 42, Nihal 6/2) defeated Lupus 105/10 (Amit S 38, Yatish M 14/4, Edward P 7/3) by 40 runs.
  • Scorpius 165/6 (Sunny J 61, Harshit 23/2) defeated Draco 147/10 (Ashish S 33, Kunal P 12/2) by 18 runs.

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