Valedictory Ceremony of Range level U-19 (T20) Cricket tournament at RPHQ Baramulla

Baramulla March 19: (KNS) The valedictory ceremony of Range level U-19 (T20) Cricket Tournament was held today at Jhelum Stadium Baramulla. DIG NKR Baramulla Shri Mohammad Suleman Choudhary-IPS was the Chief Guest at the event. On the occasion, SSP Bandipora Shri Rahul Malik, SSP Sopore Shri Javid Iqbal, ASP Baramulla and other senior officers of Police, Army and CRPF were also present. Besides, the event was also attended by Shri Umer Kakroo President Municipal Council Baramulla and Shri Abid Salam-President District Cricket Association Baramulla.

The final match was played between teams of Kupwara-B and Sopore-b. While batting first Sopore-B scored 124/9 in 20 overs and while chasing the target Kupwara-B scored 128/3 in 17.5 overs thereby winning the match by 7 wickets. The stunning performance by Mr. Shehzad Mohi-ud-din for his 4 wickets was declared as man of the Match.

While addressing the participants, DIG NKR Baramulla highlighted the role of J&K Police in providing platform to youth of the UT in channelizing and honing up their skills and advised the youth to engage themselves in physical and outdoor activities. He also assured the youth of North Kashmir Range about organizing similar events in the future as well.

Its pertinent to mention that during the tournament, two teams each from District Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, PD Sopore and PD Handwara participated. On the basis of performance 30 Players have been selected from the participating teams. Two teams of 15 players each have been constituted out the short listed teams which shall represent North Kashmir Range Baramulla and have been christen NKR Chargers and NKR Defenders. The teams shall participate in the Zonal Level U-19 Cricket Tournament.

During presentation ceremony, prizes and trophies were awarded to the winners/runner-up by the Chief Guest DIG NKR Baramulla Shri Mohammad Suleman Choudhary-IPS. Man of the Series awarded goes to Mr. Abdul Majeed of Handwara, Qualifiers of first round of the Tournament and participants of the tournament were also felicitated with cash prizes, trophies, mementos, uniform and participation certificates. The function was also attended by a good number of players and citizens who hailed the initiative of J&K Police to groom the talent of young Cricketers of North Range.(KNS)

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