Sportstar Aces Awards: Vidarbha gets Team of the Year recognition

Led by Faiz Fazal, Vidarbha won its second straight Ranji Trophy title and was accorded the honour ahead of the Chennai Super Kings and Bengaluru FC.

The Vidarbha team celebrates after winning the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy.   -  Vivek Bendre

Vidarbha’s success in domestic cricket was recognised and it was adjudged the Team of the Year ahead of the Chennai Super Kings and Bengaluru FC.

Led by Faiz Fazal, Vidarbha won its second straight Ranji Trophy title. On the behalf of the team, Anand Jaiswal, president of the Vidarbha Cricket Association, received the award from former India cricketer Diana Edulji.

Former India cricket captain Sunil Gavaskar, The Hindu Publishing Group chairman N. Ram, former India hockey captain M.M. Somaya, Olympian shooter Anjali Bhagwat and Olympian long-jumper Anju Bobby George selected the deserving winners in categories involving young athletes, teams, coaches and parathletes.

The Sportstar Aces Awards, supported by Supreme Committee of Delivery and Legacy, in association with MRF, are an effort to highlight the untold stories of struggle, fierce dedication and selfless work behind an athlete’s ascension, irrespective of the popularity of the sport.

The awards look to create a medium of knowledge and vision exchange as it brings all stakeholders of Indian sports under one roof.