Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 1: District Jammu dominated day-1 of the 9th State Men kho-kho Championship, which got underway at Green Field, Gandhi Nagar, here today.
9 teams drawn from all ovewr the State are taking part in this event and the teams included district Pulwama, Anantang, Baramulla, Srinagar, Poonch, Kathua, Rajouri, Samba and Jammu.
The tournament was declared by the chief guest, Navin Agarwal, Director General Youth Service and Sports, who while speaking on the occasion said that the games like kho-kho which are played in every nook and corner of the State needed to be encouraged.
S Harbans Singh, former Sports Minister and president of the Jammu and Kashmir kho-kho Association presided over the function and stressed upon the Govt for provision of job opportunities to the sportspersons.
S Manmeet Singh, Managing Director Ranjeet College of Education, Kuldeep Gupta, general secretary J&K Amateur Kabaddi Association, S Manjeet Singh, secretary J&K Korfball Association, Tarlok Singh and BS Tirthi, general secretary of J&K kho-kho Association were present on the occasion.
In the matches played today, Jammu defeated Rajouri by 8 points and one innings and got better of Srinagar by 10 points and one innings, Rajouri prevailed over Srinagar by 16 points and one innings, Baramulla scripted narrow win over Samba by 1 point and one innings, Kathua outplayed Anantnag by 11 points and one innings and Pulwama defeated Poonch by 2 points.
The matches was officiated by Vishal Malhotra, Pankaj Malhotra, Ramandeep Kralia, Dheeraj Sharma, Santosh Sharma, Rahi Jamwal, Heena Khan, Dolly, Shinnu and Ankush Sharma.