St Aloysius College Alumni Association (SACAA) organised the Cricket and Throwball Tournament on 5th December 2021 at the centenary ground.
St Aloysius College Alumni Association (SACAA) organised the Cricket and Throwball Tournament on 5th December 2021 at the centenary ground. This annual event is conducted as a part of Reunion. The idea behind the tournament is to bring together all the units of St Aloysius Institutions and have sports competitions such as throwball and cricket. The Tournament was inaugurated by Rev. Fr Melwin Pinto SJ, the Rector of St Aloysius Institutions joined by Dr Alwyn DSa, Registrar, and a few board members of SACAA. The cricket match is held in the memory of Mr Bennett Pinto who was a commerce lecturer and a well known singer. Whereas the throwball event was in the memory of Mr Benjamin D’Souza, one of the Physical directors of the college. In his inaugural address, Fr Melwin Pinto SJ said, ” Cricket is a passionate and unpredictable game – Ultimately the winner comes out with a sportsman spirit. First of all, you should all know that winning in this tournament is not important, but participating in it is. You are all winners already by taking the bold step in coming forward to fight in this tournament. This is a ground where India Cricketer K L Rahul played and has now reached greater heights in the cricket field. Maybe you could also be one of the budding cricketers of India. Wish you all best of luck in the tournament-play with faith and truth, don’t argue or blame the umpires, play with a motto and dream to win. If you don’t win this time it’s okay, you’ll have more chances later- Try, try and you’ll succeed. All the best”. The commentators for the cricket tournament were Mr Manoj Fernandes, Lecturer from BBA Department, Mr Sumith Rao, Vice president- SACAA and the Registrar of SAC Dr Alwyn DSa.The SACAA team emerged as winners for cricket as well as throwball. The runners-up for cricket was AIMIT-Beeri whereas for throwball it was PUC. The winning teams took home the trophies and cash prizes.The whole event was a gala for all lecturers and staff of the institutions to unite and play together in the competitive games. SACAA Treasurer Dr Richard Gonalves, and Secretary Mr Naveen Mscarenhas were also present for the event. SACAA Executive Committee Member Mr Michael DSouza was the Convener of the tournament and Mr Conrad Nazareth was the scorekeeper.