Excelsior Sports Correspondent
KISHTWAR, Mar 8: Congress leader from Inderwal, Sharik Ahmed Saroori inaugurated the final match of a Cricket Tournament, organized by ‘Mattoo Sports Organization’ at Drabshalla, near here.
As many as 32 cricket teams of Kishtwar and Doda districts participated in the tournament.
The final match of the tournament was played between Thathri Cricket Club and Badshah (Saroor) Cricket Club, wherein latter emerged winner by a narrow margin of 12 runs.
Earlier, Badshah Cricket Club won the toss and elected to bat first. Batting first, they scored a mammoth total of 272 runs in 16 overs. Thathri Cricket Club, in reply scored 260 runs, thus lost the match by 12 runs.
The chief guest Mr Saroori also presented Rs 15,000 to the winning team and Rs 7,000 to the runners-up team, apart from presenting Rs 3 thousands each to both the teams.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Saroori said that sports inculcate discipline, sportsmanship and sense of quick decision making.
He highlighted the importance of sports for popularizing sports culture among youth.
Yasin Ahmed Mattoo and Ishan Mattoo were the organizers of the event.