Sunil Sethi inaugurates ‘Cricket for Peace’ Tournament

Chief guest and other dignitaries releasing balloons to declare 'Cricket for Peace Tournament' open in Jammu on Saturday.
Chief guest and other dignitaries releasing balloons to declare 'Cricket for Peace Tournament' open in Jammu on Saturday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, May 14: Senior Advocate and Member Legal Affairs Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA), Sunil Sethi declared open the ‘Cricket for Peace’ Tournament Talent Hunt 2022, being organised by JKCA at GGM Science College Hostel Ground, here today.
Sethi was the chief guest on the occasion, while former First Class Cricketers Ashok Singh and Randhir Singh Jamwal were the guests of honour.
The chief guest was welcomed by Brig Anil Gupta, Member-Administration with a memento, a badge and a cricket hat. The chief guest declared the tournament open by releasing colourful balloons and playing a few balls to test his cricketing skills.
Earlier, the chief guest honoured two former First Class Cricketers namely Ashok Singh and Randhir Singh Jamwal for their outstanding contribution in the field of Cricket. A colourful cultural programme was presented by the artists of Talent World Dance House led by Baniket, followed by a beautiful pipe and drum display presentation by 17 Garhwal Rifles. A marvelous presentation of Sarswati Vandana by 6-year old Vanshika Kaw was really a delight to watch.
The chief guest also honoured JKCA Under-19 women team members including support staff with certificates and also honoured JKCA Under-16 men’s team and support staff with kit bags.
A handbook of cricket events and achievements of JKCA was also released by the dignitaries.
Earlier, while briefing about the Talent Hunt 2022 and Tournament details, the hosts of the programme informed that it is the first of its kind tournament ever being held by JKCA which will spread for a period of three months from May 14 to August 14, 2022. They said that it is the series of seven tournaments including U-19 women, U-19 men, U-23 men, senior women and senior men.
Sethi while terming the event historic said that the sportspersons are the messengers of peace, harmony and prosperity. “It was really a great initiative of the Association which involved around 8,000 cricketers across the Union Territory.”
Later-on, Brig Anil Gupta presented vote of thanks and extended the same to the chief guest, other dignitaries for gracing the occasion and presented special thanks to the media fraternity for giving wide coverage to the event.
“We provided cricketers an opportunity and they were keen to deliver. JKCA is committed to provide a transparent system and it is the players and the officials to make judicious use of the same. Around 8,000 cricketers have attended the trials and around 650 got the selectors nod,” added Brig Gupta.