Tollywood Hero Srikanth unveils the ‘TVS Shampoorna Bharath Shah Cricket Trophy 2018’!


  • BNI hosts ‘TVS Shampoorna Bharath Shah Cricket Tournament’ from January 26th


  • Sixteen teams to vie for the Trophy


  • VVS Laxman to present the winner with the trophy

 Hyderabad, January 23rd, 2018 :  BNI – a world-wide network of  entrepreneurs – Hyderabad, is hosting the 3rd Edition of the ‘TVS Shampoorna Bharath Shah Cricket Trophy 2018.’ Tollywood Hero & TCA President, Srikanth, unveiled the ‘TVS Shampoorna Bharath Shah Cricket Trophy 2018′ and Jerseys, at a press conference on Tuesday at Hotel Marigold.

Ms Sanjana Shah, Executive Director, BNI East & West, Hyderabad and Director Consultants, BNI, Hyderabad Mr MS Dhheeraj and Mr KRK Reddy  & Mr Shatish Boddu, MD, Shampoorna Automotives;announced the details of the biggest cricket extravaganza, commencing on January 26th, 2018.

Speaking on the occasion Srikanth said, my passion for cricket has no bounds, at a time when the industry didn’t have any cricket enthusiasts, we four or five of us started playing cricket way back in 2001 and there were times we played till 2 or 3 am, such is the craze for the sport. My favorite cricketers are Sachin and Dhoni, I love watching them play. It’s a good avenue to relax, get relived from the day’s stress, meet people and keep our body fit. I wish success for the tournament.

Ms Sanjana Shah addressing the entrepreneurs who are taking to cricket said, the entire year we strive to run our business with the utmost discipline and hard work to achieve the goals, this is the time to have fun and also borrow and inculcate the sportsmanship, which can help us to be efficient businessmen in the long run.    

The tournament involves 240 members from across 25 BNI chapters in the city. Sixteen teams will vie for the Trophy by playing 31 matches spanning over 45 days at the Saraswathi Cricket Ground, Kompally. The tournament will be strictly governed by ICC rules. The finals will be held on March 10th, 2018, which marks the birthday of BNI Hyderabad founder and past Executive Director, Mr Bharath Shah. India’s former batting icon VVS Laxman will present the trophy to the winners and felicitate the star performers, on the occasion.

About BNI

BNI is a network of members helping each other in their business through referrals. Every member constantly explores opportunities to generate business for fellow members. Often even the best of the dedicated sales professionals employed by an organisation may not match up to this motivated sales force.

Today, BNI has 229,191 members in 8,285 local chapters in 71 countries. Members globally passed on 9.8 million referrals which translated into over $13 Bn/ Rs 83102 crs., worth of business in the preceding twelve months alone. The BNI at Hyderabad is completing 5 years this June and already has 1000 staunch advocates of the concept across 23 chapters.

In India, BNI currently has 379 Chapters with over 18,333 members in 47 cities, which are equally robust and growing from strength to strength. Members passed on 1,049,750 referrals, which generated Rs 7092 crores of referral Business in 2017 alone.