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Assupol TUKS (South Africa) are the 2015 Red Bull Campus World Champions

The 2015 edition of Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals came to an end with South Africa's Assupol TUKS beating England's Loughborough University and retaining the crown. The university that prides itself on producing cricketers such as AB de Villiers and Faf Du Plessis showcased talent of the highest level to defend their title.

The picturesque ground at Abhimanyu Cricket Academy, Dehradun provided the perfect backdrop for India to host the Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals for the first time. 

Come next year, the tournament will head to a different nation where once again, the best college teams from around the world will lock horns to prove their supremancy. Till then, Assupol TUKS will hold the bragging rights.

Red Bull Campus Cricket started in the year 2012 with the aim of finding the best cricketing talents from colleges around the world. This initiative was started with the objective of funnelling the best grassroot cricketers and preparing them for the bigger stage. The tournament follows a simple format where local colleges at the city, state and national level fight for the crown of a national champion. Besides the trophy and bragging rights of being called the best campus team in the country, the teams also get international exposure and a chance to play against other countries at the Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals.

The 2015 edition of Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals saw South Africa emerge as the World Champion. In the fourth instalment of Red Bull Campus Cricket World Championship, the tournament made its way to the Indian soil where 8 teams – India, South Africa, Australia, UAE, Pakistan, Bangladesh, England and Sri Lanka – battled it out for the grand prize at the picturesque Abhimanyu Cricket Academy ground situated in the hilly town of Dehradun where, the defending champions, South Africa were crowned the eventual winners.

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What is Red Bull Campus Cricket?

Red Bull Campus Cricket is a launchpad towards discovering the best cricketing talent at the grassroot level and giving them direction to maximise their true potential.

When was this started?

The first edition of Red Bull Campus Cricket took place in 2012.

Does this take place every year?

Yes. We’ve had four editions of Red Bull Campus Cricket so far – 2012 (hosted by Sri Lanka), 2013 (hosted by Sri Lanka), 2014 (hosted by England) and 2015 (hosted by India).

Who were the previous years' winners?

India has been crowned twice (DAV, Chandigarh won in 2012 and Rizvi College, Mumbai won in 2013), whereas South Africa (Assupol TUKS) took away the bragging rights in 2014 and 2015. 

What is the selection process for Red Bull Campus Cricket?

It follows a simple format where the local colleges at city, state and national levels compete to be crowned the national champions. The national champions from various countries compete against each other for the world title.

What type of matches were played?

All matches follow the T20 format. 

How many teams fought it out for the coveted title in the latest edition?

Eight teams took part in the 2015 edition of Red Bull Campus Cricket: Australia (University of Technology, Sydney), South Africa (Assupol TUKS Cricket), Pakistan (Government Jinnah College), England (Loughborough MCC University), Sri Lanka (International College of Business and Technology), Bangladesh (European University of Bangladesh), UAE (Heriot Watt University) and India (Shradhanand College).