Taking place from to the second week of April, the Red Bull Campus Cricket city qualifiers took place simultaneously across 29 cities –Hyderabad, Vizag, Cochin, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Chennai, and Mysore in the South. After the city rounds and the city eliminators, Bangalore, Hyderabad & Vizag city champions played 2 matches each at Nidhi Ground, Hyderabad on 14th & 15thMay 2018 where , Jain College, Bangalore won 2 matches and qualified for National Finals in Mohali..
Jain College Bangalore also beat Raghu College of Engineering Vizag by 16 runs. Jain College won the toss and chose to bat first. Match Scorecard: Jain College Bangalore 139/5 (20 overs) * Raghu College of Engineering Vizag – 123/10 (18 overs). Manogna from Jain College Bangalore won the man of the match award for picking up 4 wickets and giving away just 21 runs.
Jain College Bangalore beat TKR College of Engineering Hyderabad by 75 runs. Jain College won the toss and chose to bat first. Match Scorecard: Jain College Bangalore 205/3 (20 overs) * TKR College of Engineering Hyderabad – 135/10 (18.3 overs). Shrijit.K from Jain College Bangalore won the man of the match award for scoring 132 not out and also picking up 2 wickets.
RBCC Regional Rounds – Host city, venue and dates:
12th & 13th May
14th & 15th May
Salt Lake Ground
3rd & 4th may
Sapphire International Ground
30th April & 1st May
Saket Sports Complex
26th & 27th April
Tao Devi Lal Ground
23rd & 24th April
Moti Baug Cricket ground
6th & 7th May
9th & 10th May
The top two teams from each zone will then compete in the National finals, where the teams will play in the knockout rounds of quarterfinals, semifinals and finals respectively. The National winner will then represent India in the Red Bull Campus Cricket World Series Championship 2018. Past winners from India that have gone on to represent the country at the World Championships are Rizvi College, Mumbai; DAV College, Chandigarh; Swami Shraddhanand College, Delhi; and MMC College, Pune.
Well-known Indian cricketers KL Rahul and Karun Nair have been associated with Red Bull Campus Cricket. Shradul Thakur, Manan Vohra, Siddhesh Lad, Himanshu Rana, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Anukul Roy, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ricky Bhui are other well-known faces who played RBCC Cricket in the past and emerging stars in the Indian Cricket scene.
In addition, running parallel to Red Bull campus Cricket, Red Bull Speedster is taking place at each regional final to find the fastest bowler in the country. Top 8 bowlers, 1 from each regional final city will be selected to compete during the national finals of Red Bull Campus Cricket. The best from the 8 bowlers will then be awarded the opportunity to train with India’s fast bowler Varun Aaron. SS Rao, former Ranji Player is the technical director of Red Bull Speedster.