Night Matches Held To Mark G-20 Meet: JKSC

SRINAGAR- Kashmir hosted its first-ever night hockey match at newly constructed Hockey Astro-Turf at Polo Ground. The event brought together 150 participants and captivated the attention of more than 500 enthusiastic spectators.

Secretary J&K Sports Council (JKSC) Nuzhat Gull presided over the function as the chief guest. She was accompanied by Nuzhat Farooq Sports Officer Kashmir besides other officials of the Sports Council.

Secretary Youth Services and Sports, Sarmad Hafeez said that the match not only celebrated the spirit of hockey but also served as a platform to inspire future generations to pursue their sporting dreams.

Secretary JKSC Gull said that this is the first of many night matches to come, cementing J&K’s place on the national sporting map and nurturing a thriving sporting culture in the region.

While Football and Hockey events mesmerized the crowds, Cricket match played between Red FM and High Court XI also lived up to every penny.  After winning the toss, Red FM elected to field first. Highcourt XI posted a competitive total of 167/9 in their allotted quota of 20 overs, with Shabir Lefty’s 93 runs in 60 balls being the standout performance. Wahid from Red FM was the pick of the bowlers, taking two wickets, while Sameen and Daamin took one wicket each.

In response, Red FM’s Umar Nisar and Yawar Amin displayed their batting prowess, with Umar scoring an unbeaten 90* runs in 64 balls and Yawar contributing with 55 runs in 38 balls while Tufail and Tawseef took one wicket each for High Court XI.

Red FM’s dominant batting performance helped them chase down the target of 168 with 7 balls to spare and secure a resounding eight-wicket victory over High Court XI. The partnership between Umar and Yawar was instrumental in Red FM’s win, which showcased their strong batting lineup.

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