On the auspicious occasion of Anant Chaturdashi, Shreeji inaugurated the newly built Siddharaj Cricket Ground in the Manik Public School premises. Situated in a serene and picturesque surrounding, the SCG is a state-of-the-art turf cricket ground which has the potential to host Ranji Trophy and National-level cricket matches in future. It is also the first full-fledged cricketing facility in North-Karnataka approved by the KSCA. Considering the global pandemic, the inauguration ceremony was a very simple and modest affair.
Veterans of Manik Prabhu Kreeda Mandal who had the fortune of playing cricket with His Holiness Shri Siddharaj Manik Prabhu Maharaj such as Shri G.H. Kankatkar, Shri V.G. Rotte, Shri Subhash Ravba and Shri Aravind Bhalkikar were present for the ceremony and played with Shreeji to mark the official opening.
With the inauguration of the ground, preparations for the 11th Siddharaj Manik Prabhu Inter-State Cricket Tournament to be held from October 6th have begun. Principal and Staff of the Manik Public School, Ramesh Khadke, Ajay Chauhan, Kapil Bhalkikar, Bheemsen Sambrani and other senior members along with the present team of Manik Sports Academy were present.[social_warfare]