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Cricket Connection : Authors XI’ vs ‘Royals XI

The DSC Jaipur Literature Festival, Asia’s leading literature event is starting from 24th-28th Jan’13 at Diggi Palace, Jaipur. It encompasses a range of activities in the areas of film, music and theatre and promises a rare and exciting experience for people from all walks of life. To add more enthusiasm and glitz to it, a friendly cricket match is being organized between leading authors coming to the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival and the Royals XI, comprising of few players, team management and esteemed personalities on 23rd January between 2 and 5 pm.


Sreesanth, Ashok Menaria, Ajit Chandela, Dishant Yagnik, Raghu Iyer, Shashi Tharoor, Tarun Tejpal andLakshya Raj Singh Mewar are among the eminent players constituting the Royals XI team. The Authors XI team includes prominent names such as Richard Beard, Sam Carter, Nicholas Hogg, James Holland, Tom Holland, Anthony McGowan, Anosh Irani, Alex Preston and Charlie Campbell, the captain of the team.

Sanjoy K. Roy, Producer, DSC Jaipur Literature Festival and MD, Teamwork Productions, said, “It is an unusual combination to have authors and cricketers in a match of skill – this new festival fixture will be a delight for audiences from Jaipur and around the world.”

Sharing his enthusiasm about the match, Charlie Campbell said, “It is a dream made real for the Authors to play the Royals XI. We feel like cricket’s answer to Rocky Balboa. We are all ready, if asked, to turn our backs on books and join the growing ranks of fans of T20 cricket.”

As a new fixture in the annual event at Jaipur, the match is open to the public at no cost and has been set to keep the festival fervor at the highest levels.

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