Ganderbal Premier League commences
Excelsior Sports Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Apr 18: Intra District T20 Cricket Tournament (Ganderbal Premier League) organised by 5 Rashtriya Rifles Battalion under the aegis of 3 Sector Rashtriya Rifles, commenced today at Qamaria Stadium play ground, Ganderbal.
The tournament was declared open by Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Shaukat Ahmed Mir, in presence of SP Ganderbal, District Sports Officer, Commanding Officer, 5 Rashtriya Rifles Battalion, citizens and sports lovers.
While speaking, Deputy Commissioner encouraged the participants to develop a healthy body and mind by taking part in various sports and games. He appreciated the efforts of the army for providing a platform to the youth to excel in the field of sports.
Commanding Officer, 5 Rashtriya Rifles Battalion, in his speech said that, 68 local teams from district Ganderbal are participating in the tournament and the same will be played over a stretch of 25 days at Gadura and Qamaria stadium.
He further stated that the event will be conducted on knock out cum league basis and the talented players will be selected to field one of the team of the forthcoming Kashmir Premier League scheduled to be held in the month of June.
The inaugural match was played between Kachan XI and Yangoora XI, in which latter emerged winner by 13 runs in a keenly contested match.