Super 16 Iqbal-Khomeini Memorial Tournament opened

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SRINAGAR: Announcing that Sher-i-Kashmir Cricket Stadium will be developed as a world class sports facility, Minister for Youth Services & Sports, IT and Technical Education, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari, Thursday, inaugurated Super 16 Iqbal -Khomeini Memorial Invitational T-20 Tournament here.

Some 64 teams of Srinagar City are likely to participate in the tournament which is being organised by J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) in which.

Ansari said that Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed is keen to see sports including Cricket flourish in Jammu and Kashmir. He said Government as an immediate measure released Rs 6 crore to rebuild the sports infrastructure hit by 2014 floods.

The Minister said that BCCI has been gracious enough to provide funds for rebuilding the sports infrastructure in the state.

“Our Ministry is working closely with the Union Ministry of Sports for release of funds” said the Minister, adding that Rs 200 crore shall be released very soon. 

He said the amount will be utilised for creation of new sports infrastructure and renovation of flood affected infrastructure.

Ansari said efforts are on to prepare youth for National Level competitions for which Under 19 and Under 17 boys and girls tournaments are underway across the State.

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