*1st of its kind tourney for Juniors in J&K
Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 18: After retaining 5 players each, the owners of the eight participating teams in the prestigious 1st of its kind ‘IPL pattern’ Under-16 Boys Police Public Cricket Premier League (PPCPL), will have the option of picking the rest of their players from among the 70 selected boys to compose their teams and vie for the top honours.
70 players of the State were selected by the selectors of repute for the forthcoming (PPCPL), being organized by Zonal Police Headquarters Jammu in collaboration with KC Sports Club and Vishal Cricket Club Jammu from August 25 to September 1, 2018 at KC Sports Club Jammu.
The cricketing extravaganza will be participated by the players from J&K, Rest of India (Mumbai, Delhi, Punjab, Uttrakhand, Hyderabad and Lucknow), besides from abroad (Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Nepal).
The league will be organized under the Chairmanship of Dr SD Singh Jamwal, IGP Jammu and the executive/organizing committee members of the league include Bhim Sen Tuti, DIG Jammu; Vivek Gupta SSP Jammu; Rajesh Sharma SO to IGP Jammu, Arjun Choudhary MD KC Sports Club; Hilal Rather, MD Simula Group; Ramesh Kotwal SP Headquarters Jammu; Dushyant Sharma, SP Rural; Rajesh Dhar, Chairman Media Committee JKCA; Prashant Mahajan, CPO Jammu; Madan Mohan, DySP DAR Jammu; Sudhir Singh, Sanjeev Mahajan ,Vijay Saberwal and Rajesh Gill, Chief Prosecuting Officer and the Organizing Secretary.
The slogan of the league is “Let junior cricketers feel the aroma of IPL at Jammu with J&K Police”.
Rajesh Sharma SO to IGP Jammu was the chief guest on the occasion who supervised the selection trials and conveyed his best wishes to the participating players.
A total of 176 players participated in the selection trials, out of which 70 have been picked for their further selection in the eight participating teams.
The selected players for the mega cricketing event include Varun Kumar, Raghav Thakur, Arya Suvansh Thakur, Shivansh Sharma, Arin Sharma, Madhav Kapoor, Dhruv Gupta, Nityam Sharma, Jahanveer Singh, Sahil, Kapil, Nikhal Mahajan, Atul Saini, Vanish Gupta, Lakshaya Sharma and Sukhad Koul (All as batsmen); Ateeb Tabish Bhat, Saksham Thakyal, Ashfaq Mohd, Parth, Manyaveer, Ashutosh Koul, Raman Singh, Anmol Raina, Muzzafer, Atul, Dhruv Gupta, Ripunjay Tiwari, Aditya Sharma, Shagun Bargotra, Kunal Singh and Vinamar (All as MP bowlers); Archit Mahajan, Nikhil Sharma, Shivam Koul, Yuvraj Singh, Sujal Sharma, Aryan Sharma, Uttkarsh Pandita, Diljot Singh, Laith August, Arihant Sharma, Dhruv Gupta, Sujal Kumar, Amit Dogra, Vishal Thapa and Yain Dev Singh, Ridam Mahajan (All as All-rounders), Suraj Kumar, Aryan Sharma, Parabjot Singh, Rahil Bhat, Hanjula, Nikhal Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Bhuvnesh Bhardwaj, Aishwardhan Sharma, Devvaths, Pawandeep Singh, Ateek, Ridham Mahajan, Brighu, Akshit Sharma (All as spinners), Sarwan Singh, Sahil Nasir, Hardyansh, Vansh Sharma, Harsh Singh, Chaitanaya and Aditya Gupta (as wicketkeepers).
The penal of selection committee included Vidhya Bhaskar, Rajesh Gill, Vivek Sharma, Surinder Singh Bagal, Rakesh Koul, Vikrant Taggar, Raj Kumar Bhakshi and Rajesh Dhar.
The composition of teams and the launching of the League will be conducted under the supervision of IGP Jammu at Police Auditorium, Jammu at 10.30 am on August 20, 2018.