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Smaaash Corporate Soccer Series 2014 set to kick-off in Mumbai

Smaaash Corporate Soccer Series 2014

Smaaash Corporate Soccer Series 2014

SMAAASH, one of India’s foremost sports-centric immersive and interactive entertainment zone is presenting the Smaaash Corporate Soccer Series 2014, the world’s largest inter-corporate soccer series to be held in Mumbai between May and February 2015.

The series will bring together Mumbai’s leading corporate houses with close to 200 corporate teams battling it out for glory. The programme will include various formats of the game with exciting innovations, namely:

1. Corporate Soccer 5s (5-a-side)
2. Corporate Indoor Soccer Challenger (3/4-a-side)
3. Corporate Soccer League (5-a-side) –Open
4. Corporate Soccer League (5-a-side) – Industry Specific

The first tournament will be the Smaaash Corporate Soccer 5s on May 31 and June 1 at the Western Railway Sports Ground, Lower Parel. Over 70 teams have registered so far. The tournament will be played on a league cum knock-out basis with both Mens’ and Ladies’ teams participating. A special highlight will be an exhibition match between India Inc’s bigwigs.

Shripal Morakhia, Chairman SMAAASH, stated “We are delighted to announce the first of many exciting events that we have planned for sports fans. SMAAASH Corporate Soccer Series will provide hard-working professionals and ardent soccer lovers the chance to get on the field and play their favorite game. SMAAASH Corporate Soccer Series reiterates our commitment of engaging working professionals in the city through active entertainment. The best of the corporate world will be on show and we ensure the viewers some great football frenzy.”

Smaaash Corporate Soccer 5s 2014 is sponsored by Smaaashand powered by Castrol. The event is co-sponsored by Franklin Templeton and HDFC Bank. The Associate Sponsors are Cadbury, HDFC Limited and Star Union Dai-ichi and the same is partnered by Budweiser. The event is conceived and managed by Saran Sports. This Championship is registered in the Limca Book of Records as the largest and longest running corporate soccer 5s event in the world for amateurs