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KPL pre-qualifier matches held at Kulgam

Post by on Sunday, June 26, 2022

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Srinagar, June 25: The 9 Rashtriya Rifles in collaboration with the Department of Youth Services & Sports District Kulgam Saturday organized the Kashmir Premier League 2022 pre-qualifier tournament on a league-cum-knock-out basis at two separate venues in district Kulgam


As per an official, the matches were held at Sports Stadium Kulgam and Sports Stadium Ashmuji.


Around 16 teams comprising 256 players of District Kulgam participated in this tournament and entertained spectators with their cricketing skills.


On the occasion, Commander 2 sector RR A S Pundir, Commanding Officer 9RR  Nawazish Patel, and District Youth Services & Sports officer Kulgam, Gh. Hassan, and a large number of sports lovers were present.


The participating 16 teams were divided into 04 pools and from each pool one team qualified for the semi-final on a point basis.


In the first semi-final, Elegant Stars defeated Kulgam Kings and qualified for the final while in another semi-final Noorabad Eleven defeated Kanwal Tigers. In the final the toss was won by Noorabad Eleven and elected to bat first and scored 179 runs in the allotted 20 overs. 


Elegant Stars Kulgam chased the target and won the final match by 4 wickets. 


As per an official, the motive of the tournament was the selection of the District team to participate in the Inter-District Kashmir Premier League 2022.


Commander 2 Sector A S Pundir was the chief guest in the prize distribution function. He distributed prizes and medals among the winners and runner-ups.


Speaking on the occasion, AS Pundir said that the Army is committed to encouraging sports in all forms and hoped that the participants of this tournament would in the future lead the team at the national level and even at the international level.

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