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The Harris and Giles Shield Cricket Tournaments are the most prestigious school cricket tournaments. Legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Ravi Shastri, Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengasarkar, Ajit Agarkar have all been part of this tournament.
The students of the True2Sport Academy stay at the Chembur Children’s home and study at the Madhyamik Vidhyalay – a government school. The boys had never played a school tournament because there was participation fee, travel expenses, food expenses which were to be borne. The youngsters has never played in any kind of school tournament in the city.
Harris Shield and Giles Shield
In the first year of the tournament there were a lot of learning for the True2sports, Chembur Children’s home and the Madhyamik Vidhyalay. The boys in their first year of cricket did not know how to perform in matches or match temperament. They did not have the skill physically and mentally to compete with boys who watched cricket on TV and played cricket matches regularly for their school team. Both the team lost in the second and first round in Harris and Giles respectively.
The next year the boys had played a lot more cricket. They had also played enough matches to go out and express themselves better. In the second year the school played the Harris shield final. The final was closely contested with the boys need at 84/4 chasing 110 looking in a comfortable position to win the trophy but then there was a major collapse and were bowled out for 98.
This was a major victory for True2Sports as the boys now were competing with boys from stronger financial backgrounds, better equipped schools, better exposure to the world etc. More importantly they made themselves count and grew into better and more confident individuals. This is the main aim of the True2Sports academy to improve the future of kids and their personality through the medium of sport.