10 teams get around 100 players for U-17 PPCPL
Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, May 18: Around 100 shortlisted players got their official teams for the upcoming 2nd Police Public Cricket Premier League (PPCPL) (Under-17 boys) during the auction that took place under the chairmanship of chief guest, Inspector General of J&K Police (IGP) Jammu, M K Sinha, here today.
These players included five from neighbouring Nepal, 10 from rest of India and remaining 85 from Jammu and Kashmir. However, 60 reputed Junior players were already retained by the franchise owners of the League.
The event is organised by Zonal Police Headquarters Jammu in collaboration with KC Sports Club and Vishal Cricket Club Jammu from May 27 to June 4, 2019 at KC Sports Club, here.
SSP Jammu, Tejinder Singh and former Working President and former Chairman J&K Cricket Association (JKCA), Ramesh Mahajan were the guests of honour. Others present were Rajesh Sharma (SSP SO to IGP Jammu), Rajesh Gill, Rajesh Dhar, Rakesh Koul, Vivek Singh and Gurvinder Singh.
Among the team owners present were Romesh Mahajan and Ankush Abrol of KC Royals; Arjun Choudhary of KC Sports Club; Ramanpreet Singh Wazir of Samar Strikers; Ashok Chodhary of AKN Strikers; Vijay Sharma of Patel Cricket Club; Taginder Singh of Vriddhi Royals; Ashish Singh of Horizon Kings; Robin Singh of Count Fitness Hurricans; Avinash Uttam of The Game Changers and Sharukh Pathan of GSI Tigers (Kathua).
Speaking to the gathering, the IGP Jammu stated that the objective behind organising such events is to engage youth at grass root level in different sports activities so as to provide them platform to perform and excel. He said that Sports strengthens a person to face the challenges of life besides helps in increasing physical, mental and spiritual growth.
He also appreciated the team owners and sponsors of the league for becoming part of it with the objective to uplift the young sportsmen of the State.
A mesmerizing dance performance by Divya Kala Manch and song by Rohini Verma were the special guest items which enthralled the audience.
Earlier, Rajesh Gill, former Ranji player presented welcome address and briefed about the League. Rajesh Dhar and Justina Victor conducted the proceedings.
The 60 reputed Junior players were already retained by the franchise owners of the league whereas 100 players steals birth in different participating teams of this mega event.
The league is being organized under the chairmanship of MK Sinha (IGP Jammu) and the organizing committee includes Sujit Kumar (DIG Jammu), Tejinder Singh (SSP Jammu), Rajesh Sharma (SO to IGP Jammu), Arjun Choudhary (MD KC Sports Club), Ranjeet Kalra, Hilal Rather, Rajesh Dhar, Prashant Mahajan (CPO), Farooq Ahmad (SP Headquarters Jammu), Suram Singh (SP Rural), Hamid Choudhary (DySP, DAR Jammu), Sudhir Singh, Sanjeev Mahajan, Sham Singh Langhey, Saleem-Ur-Rehman, Vijay Saberwal, Sanjeev Sharma, Karan Singh, Madan Kumar and Rajesh Gill.
The Game Changer: Mohd Manzir Parray, Basit Bashir, Amar Singh, Sahil, Azar Amin Wani, Sumit, Varun Kumar, Sagar Pandit, Abhinandan Keshav, Devvats Sharma, Karmanya Gupta, Sualeha Mohammad,Sourav Katoch, Sameer Sadiqi and Ashotosh Mahajan.
KC Royals: Udhay Partap Singh, Sukhman Singh, Abhay Tondon, Ranjot Singh, Dikshant Kundal, Aqib Bashir Rather, Ragav Thakur, Arin Sharma, Jasbir Singh, Amnol Raina, Harsh Gupta, Krishna Sharma, Naved Shappoo, Ravi Singh, Reyan Singh and Vanshaj Sharma.
Count Fitness Hurricanes: Rohan Gill, Praful Dhar, Rahul Viktry, Amit Jha, Haroon Ali, Yuvraj Saini, Arjun Parth Singh, Uttkarsh Pandita, Gurdaat Singh, Adishwer Kotwal, Sobam Sameer, Mushil Ali, Dev Karan Verma, Ritwik Jaitley and Ashutosh Koul.
Samar Strikers : Gursimran Singh, Shavac, Dev Lakra, Arpit Rana, Achintiya Khajuria, Yash Dul, Jahanbir Singh, Kinshuk Mahajan, Paras Singh, Prabjot Singh, Harjeet Dogra, Arsh Aithmiyan, Toheed Ahmad, Harshdeep Kale and Zaheer Sheikh.
GSI Tigers : Nikhil Sharma, Aftab Ali, Aqib Maxwell, Anubav Andotra, Ashank Sharma, Nitin, Arpanjot Singh, Sahil, Manat Jasrotia, Sourav Malhotra, Suraj Kumar Karan, Vansh Kandyal, Qazi Zunaid, Hariom Sharma and Awais Dar.
AKN Strikers : Rahul Choudhary, Aditpal Singh Sasan, Jugjab Singh,Dhruv Parmar, Rahil Shan,Sumit Kumar, Arnav Gupta,Vanshaj Sharma, Laith August Sharma, Ishan Sharma,Kannav,Himmal Gupta, Moheen Mehmood Khan, Ankit Singh and Geetansh Kumar.
Horizon Kings : Akshit Gandral, Raj Angad Baba, Rohan Gahanari, Arbab Iqbal, Surya Narayan Yadav, Akshit Rana, Imran Khurshid, Samarpit Raina, Damanpreet Singh, Vidaan Kapoor, Nikhil Manhas, Mohd Sulaih Zulfi, Ragav Salathia, Prince and Atul Sharma.
KC Sports Club: Musaif Ajaz, Vinayak Gupta, Chetainaya Bali, Madhav Sharma, Kawalpreet Singh, Lakshaya Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Avinash Bharti, harsh Singh, Agastaya Sharma, Arihant Shamra, Shehzad Ahmad, Ateev Tabish Batt, Vibek Budhathoki and Dhruv Gupta.
Patel Cricket Club : Nityam Abrol, Sachin Sharma, Sanoop Bhagat, Archit Manhas, Arya Suvansh Thakur, Shivansh Sharma, Aditya Abrol, Muzamil Ahmad, Kartik Mehra, Parth Manhas, Fardeen Malik, Raghav Sharma, Afzal Ali, Druv Dutta and Arjun Singh.
Vriddhi Royals : Ankit Kumar, Tarun Bisht, Lakshaya Mehra, Deepak Kumar, Shivam Koul,Tegvansh Singh, Ridham Sharma, Hamid Ali, Dhruv Gupta, Mohd Aman, Abay Singh, Toheed Ahmad, Yuvraj Singh, Kamal GC and Ashotosh Mahajan.