“Defending cricket champions HEC had their task cut out with 13 teams from top business schools such as Oxford Business School, London Business School, Cambridge Business School, participating in a format that was fast paced and left very little room for error for the participating teams. HEC had 2 teams participating: HEC 1 captained by Kejal Shah and HEC 2 captained by Ankit Khanna.
As luck would have it, HEC 1 started slowly by crashing to a huge defeat at the hands of Cranfield School of Management. Although they recovered well in the very next game by dishing out a similar treatment to Cambridge Business School, all thanks to a brilliant and stroke filled innings by Anubhav Mishra, the margin of defeat in the first match weighed heavily against HEC 1 while calculating the net run rate that decided the qualifier from the group.
The early exit of HEC 1 from the group stages meant that all expectations were now from HEC 2 as they began their campaign with a match against Manchester Business School. It was perhaps the most exciting match of the tournament; a match that was undecided till the last ball was bowled. Again, HEC 2 fell short of Manchester Business School’s target by just 4 runs. The format of the game did not allow HEC 2 to make a comeback and they too failed to qualify for the semi-finals.
The two semi-finals featured Oxford taking on Manchester and LBS taking on Cambridge. Oxford went on to win the semi-finals and the finals comfortably and deserved to win the Gold as they had convincingly won all their matches. London Business School won the silver and Manchester Business School won the bronze medal.”
Avishek Sarkar, HEC MBA 2011