SRINAGAR: The 4th Edition Champions Trophy cricket tournament began at TRC Ground on Tuesday in Srinagar with Director General, Youth Services and Sports, Mohammad Ashraf Bhat inaugurating the event.
Organised by Cricket Fraternity Dalgate (CFD), the tournament will see the participation of about 32 teams from across the Valley.
On the occasion of the inaugural match of the tournament, Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Youth Services and Sports Muhammad Ashraf Bhat congratulated the Dalgate Cricket Fraternity for organizing such tournaments.
He said that it was the social responsibility of every fraternity to organize such sports activities so that the youth could be engaged in sports.
He said that the government would extend all possible support for organising such sports activities. The director said that holding such tournaments gives an opportunity to the young players to showcase their talents and hone them.
"We want our players to be able to participate in national as well as international sports competitions," he said.
Later, the inaugural match between Back Country Bashers (BCB) and Kings XI Muran Pulwama was held in which BCB won the toss and elected to bat first.
The BCB scored 195 runs in the allotted 30 overs, Wasim scored the highest with 64 runs. The BCB in reply were bundled out for a miserly 61 runs by the Kings XI Muran, losing with a huge margin of 134 runs. Mohsin of Kings XI Muran was declared man of the match for his bowling spell in which he took six wickets.
All the matches are live broadcasted on Cricket Fraternity Dalgate’s official YouTube and Facebook channels.
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