Jammu/Srinagar, May 20: 42 girls each at Jammu and Srinagar out of a total of 75 each belonged to far off places and remote areas in the ongoing Under-19 Women's One-Day Tournament. The areas included Kupwara, Bandipora, Kulgam, Kishtwar, Poonch, Doda and Reasi etc. Even three girls from Ladakh are part of the tournament.
This was informed by Brig Anil Gupta while reviewing the arrangements for the finals of the Under-19 Women's One-Day Tournament to be held on May 22 at GGM Science College Hostel Ground Jammu, in which JKCA Pink XI will lock horns with JKCA Blue XI.
He further informed that the prize distribution ceremony will take place immediately after the finals, wherein Avny Lavasa, Deputy Commissioner Jammu will be the Chief Guest.
Brig Gupta said that this tournament has broken the myth that the players from nearby places of Jammu and Srinagar only get chance to play for J&K.
Mr Gupta further said that the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh are full of cricketing talent, adding that after providing plateform to the talented cricketers to perform, JKCA hopes to see many new faces emerge.
He served strict instructions to the selectors and the associated officials with regard to working with sincerity, honesty and dedication.
Meanwhile, two semifinal matches were played today- one at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium, Srinagar and another at GGM Science College Hostel Ground Jammu.
At GGM Science College Hostel Ground Jammu, JKCA team A4 defeated team A5 by 3 wickets.
Earlier, winning the toss and batting first, A5 scored a big total of 232 runs. Neemami Slathia top scored with 81 runs, while Sania contributed 37 runs to the total. For team A4, Riyanshu took 5 wickets.
In reply, team A4 chased the target by losing 7 wickets, thus won the match by 7 wickets. Bhawandeep Kour top scored with power-packed 63 runs off just 40 balls, while Kirti and Shanu contributed 44 and 41 runs respectively.
For JKCA team A5, Kajal took 2 wickets.
At Sher-e-Kashmir Stadium Ground-A, rain forced the organisers to share points between JKCA B1 and B2.
Batting first, B1 scored 157 runs in 41 overs, losing 5 wickets in the process. Afreen showed stellar grit and tenacity to notch up unbeaten century (103*). For B1, Toshi Palzes was the pick of the bowlers, who took 2 wickets.
In reply, JKCA B2 were 14 for the loss of 1 wicket when rain interuppted the match and the organisers decided to share points between the two teams.
CAC Members Abdul Qayoom and Roopali Slathia alongwith Chief Senior Selector Surabhi Dadheechi and Selectors Pratibha Bhasin, Payal Choudhary, Madhu Sharma and Masrat Ahad supervised the matches in twin divisions.
The Organising Committee for Jammu province included Sandeep Singh Sunny, Veemarsh Kaw, Mohit Puri and Surekha Devi, while the Organising Committee for Kashmir province included Zahoor Sofi, Manzoor Ahmed Lone, Huwaid Ronga and Tasaduq Rashid.