Srinagar, Oct 28: In a thrilling final match of the Khadija Memorial Cricket Cup-2023, organized by Green Valley Educational Institute (GVEI) in Srinagar, the team of Kashmir Harvard Educational Institute (KHEI) emerged victorious over the host school, GVEI.
The highly competitive match which took place on a Saturday ended with KHEI defeating GVEI by a margin of 12 runs to clinch the tournament title.
GVEI won the toss and chose to field first, a decision that led KHEI to set a target of 108 runs in 12.3 overs while losing all their wickets. Despite an initial setback with the loss of a few wickets, KHEI's middle-order batsmen showed resilience and determination, ultimately setting a target of 108 runs.
In response, GVEI got off to a good start, but KHEI's bowlers maintained pressure and claimed early wickets. Despite GVEI's efforts to turn the match in their favor, their batsmen struggled to reach the target. In the end, they were bundled out for 96 runs in their allotted 15 overs, losing eight wickets in the process.
In recognition of outstanding performances throughout the tournament, several awards were presented. Hashim Bhat of Kashmir Harvard Educational Institute was named the Man of the Series, while Farhan Altaf of Doon School Srinagar received the Best Batsman award. Arsalan of Kashmir Harvard Educational Institute was declared the Best Bowler, Nadeem of SRM Welkin Sopore was honored as the Best Fielder, and Mohammad Ali Mir of DPS Budgam received the award for showcasing the Best Sportsmanship.
Ibrahim of GVEI was honored with the Game Changer award, and Faizan of Kashmir Harvard Educational Institute was recognized as the Best Wicket Keeper.
The Regional Passport Officer Davinder Kumar was the Guest of Honor at the occasion while SHO Ahmadnagar Gowhar Malla and Arif Gul SHO Zakura also attended the final of the tournament.
The tournament was sponsored by Meerz Hotels, PepsiCo, Urbanac, Uniform Plus, Landmark Stationers, Prezlan. The media partners of the tournament were INS, Infocous News and Red FM.
“The Green Valley Educational Institute intended to organize this tournament to contribute towards the sports field and provide a platform for the upcoming players. GVEI believes in sportsmanship and congratulates KHEI on winning the Khadija Memorial Cricket Cup-2023,” the school handout reads.