Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 2: Outplaying district Baramulla by 4 points and one innings in the summit clash, Jammu district lifted the title trophy of the 9th J&K Men kho-kho Championship at Green Field Gandhi Nagar, here today.
9 teams drawn from the districts of Pulwama, Anantang, Baramulla, Srinagar, Poonch, Kathua, Rajouri, Samba and host Jammu participated in the event.
The Tournament was declared closed by the chief guest, Devender Singh Rana, MLC and provisonal president National Conference.
In his speech, Rana applauded the players for showcasing their talent despite cold conditions and said the game and its players need to be encouraged in the State.
The chief guest distributed the medals and certificates to the winners, runners-up and other participating teams on the occasion.
He awarded a cash prize of RS 20,000 to winners and cash award of Rs 15,000 to runners-up team.
S Harbans Singh, former Sports Minister and president of J&K kho-kho Association was present on the occasion.
Earlier, in the semifinals, Baramulla defeated Samba by 4 points, while Jammu thrashed Kathua by 7 points and one innings.
In the quarterfinals, Pulwama got better of Samba by 9 points and one inning, Jammu trounced Anantnag by 10 points and one innings, Kathua prevailed over Rajouri by 1 point and one innings and Baramulla crushed Poonch by 15 points and one innings.
The matches were officiated by Lakhvinder Singh, Vishal Malhotra, Pankaj Malhotra, Ramandeep Kralia, Dhiraj Sharma, Heena Khan, Dolly, Tarmeet Raina and Ajit Singh.