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27th Nov. 2014
7th edition of CG Open to host 120 golfers

Mumbai, November 27, 2014: Avantha Group Company CG and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) will host the country’s leading golfers in the 7th edition of CG Open. Led by defending champion Chikkarangappa S and Rashid Khan, the reigning Rolex Rankings champion and current Super Series leader, nearly 120 players will feature in the Rs 1 crore prize money CG Open 2014, to be held at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club (BPGC) from December 3 to 6, 2014. CG’s committed support to Indian professional golf through this marquee event is an important week on the PGTI calendar and the tour in western India.


CG Open, the largest golfing event in the Western Region of the country and part of the PGTI Super Series, will culminate with a Pro-Am tournament on December 7. The tournament will see some of the best talents in golf, with the likes of Shankar Das (current Rolex Rankings leader), Shamim Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Om Prakash Chouhan, Shubhankar Sharma, Digvijay Singh, Khalin Joshi and others, vying for top honours.


Chikkarangappa, the defending champion, will contend with the other former CG Open champions like Harendra Gupta, Mandeo Singh Pathania, Kunal Bhasin from Australia and Ashok Kumar.


The other prominent foreign players in the field are Sri Lanka’s Anura Rohana, K Prabagaran, N Thangaraja, Nepal`s Shivaram Shrestha and Bangladesh`s Md Zamal Hossain Mollah.


The two prominent Mumbai players in the field are Anil Bajrang Mane and Wilson Raj De Mello.



About CG


Avantha Group Company CG is a global pioneering leader in the management and application of electrical energy. With more than 15,000 employees across its operations in around 85 countries, CG provides electrical products, systems and services for utilities, power generation, industries, and consumers. The company is organized into four business groups: Power, Industrial, Automation, and Consumer. CG clocks US$ 2.3 billion in revenues from product lines that cover the entire value chain of engineering offerings.


For more information on CG, please visit: www.cgglobal.com.



About Avantha


The Avantha Group’s entities in diversified sectors include Crompton Greaves (power transmission and distribution equipment and services), BILT (paper and pulp), The Global Green Company Limited (food processing), Biltech Building Elements Limited (infrastructure), Avantha Power (energy), Avantha Business Solutions Limited (IT and ITES), Jg Glass (glass container).


With a global footprint, the Group operates in 90 countries with more than 25,000 employees worldwide.


For more information on Avantha, please visit: www.avanthagroup.com.



About PGTI:


Formed in 2006, Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) is the recognized official body of professional golf in India. PGTI’s objective is to promote professional golf in the country, as well as to give players an opportunity to be involved in the decision making on all aspects of the game. Headed by Mr. Gautam Thapar (President), PGTI’s governing body comprises leading Indian golf professionals. PGTI currently has over 300 members.



For further information, please contact:

Ms. Paula Sengupta
Global Head - Communications

CG (Crompton Greaves Limited)
CG House, 10th floor
Worli, Mumbai 400 030, India

Mrs. Shravani Dang
Vice President

Group Head - Corporate Communications
Avantha Group 1st Floor, Thapar House,
24, Janpath Lane, New Delhi 110 001

T : +91 22 24237516 / 67558771


Tel (D): +91 11 41699282
Tel (B): +91 11 23368332



For information regarding PGTI, please contact:

Nikhil Kalaan, Assistant Manager - Media, PGTI
Mobile: + 9910974846,


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