METUCHEN, NJ- Around 400 contestants registered for the New Jersey regional of the first MoneyGram Cricket Bee held at the TV Asia Studios on April 10 here. The three winners of the first regional answered trivia questions on cricket. The Regional champion was Indrajit Sanyal of Piscataway, NJ.Debi Prasad Mohapatra...
The competition allows cricket fans to compete for prizes while sharing their knowledge of the game in an effort to win a cash prize of $10,000.
“There was a lot of excitement and immense talent at the regional which goes to show how passionate people are about the game. Participants had an opportunity to network and interact with other cricket players and enthusiasts from various cities and I am very happy to have our first set of finalists” said Rahul Walia, Founder of the Cricket Bee
“We are proud to sponsor the 2016 Cricket Bee,” says Joann Chatfield, MoneyGram’s vice president of marketing. “We know that the passion for cricket unites friends and loved ones around the world and brings them closer together. It’s always exciting to be a part of initiatives that support out South Asian communities.”Open to those 18 and older, the contest which began in New Jersey also took place in San Francisco on April 17 and will be held in Toronto on April 24. Unlike quiz shows, the Cricket Bee is conducted so that contestants are actually competing with themselves and the question posed to them as opposed to their peers. Kawan Foods serves as the powered by sponsor for the innovative event while TV Asia serves as the exclusive broadcaster. For more info: www.cricketbee.com which provides a sample set of questions and sources for the participants. The finals are slated for May 7 and are open for the public to watch. You can reserve seats by calling 732-710-4361