Media personnel, who often run around for stories, were found busy running to stop the ball from crossing the boundary on Saturday.
In the DDUWJ Shriya Trophy Cricket Tournament organised by Dharwad District Union of Working Journalists (DDUWJ) at the Deshpande Nagar playground here, 13 teams from print and electronic media are participating.
On the first day of the tournament, six matches were played between teams from different media groups after managing director of Shriya Properties Suraj Alavandi inaugurated it. Subsequently, together with chairman of Swarna Group of Companies V.S.V. Prasad, chairman of KSCA Dharwad Zone Viranna Savadi and CEO of Kannada daily Samyukta Karnataka A.C. Gopal, he released a bunch of balloons in the air to formally launch the tournament. Bureau chiefs of various newspapers and electronic media were present apart from president of DDUWJ Ganapathi Gangolli.
Six knock out matches of six overs each were played.
In the first match, Story XI team defeated News XI. Subsequently, Click XI team defeated Page 3 team, Anchor XI defeated Sting Eleven, Special Story XI defeated Flyer XI, Exclusive XI defeated Editorial XI, while Headline XI won against Byline XI. The quarter final, semi-final and final matches will be played on Sunday.