Pir Panjal Premier League concludes in Boniyar
Post by RK News on Monday, July 24, 2023
Srinagar, July 22: The Indian Army unit stationed in Boniyar Tehsil, Baramulla District, concluded the highly anticipated Pir Panjal Premier League on Saturday, at the Bella Salamabad Cricket Ground.
The month-long cricket tournament witnessed the spirited participation of 64 teams, comprising a total of 960 enthusiastic young players from Uri, Boniyar, and Baramulla. Throughout the 24-day long event, the cricket ground came alive daily from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM with thrilling matches, showcasing the passion and dedication of the participants. The Pir Panjal Premier League broke all previous records for the highest number of teams participating from Boniyar Tehsil, becoming a resounding success in promoting sports and unity within the local community.
The finals witnessed an exhilarating match between Boniyar Cricket Club (BCC), Boniyar and United States Cricket Club (USCC) Chandanwari the two deserving finalist teams. Both the teams remained tied at 157 runs in the rain curtailed 15 over match. BCC defeated USCC in the super over thereby bagging the coveted league title. The finals was graced by the esteemed presence of Ali Mohd Magrey, Retd Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court. The chief host for the event was Maj Gen Rajesh Sethi, SM, VSM, GOC Dagger Division.
Following the enthralling match, a captivating cultural program was organized, encouraging the community to embrace a healthier lifestyle and steer away from drug addiction. In a fitting tribute to the exceptional talent and dedication displayed by the teams, the winners were felicitated with a cash prize of Rs 15,000, while the runners-up received Rs 10,000. The Player of the Tournament was honoured with a reward of Rs 3,000.
Ali Mohd Magrey lauded the efforts of the Indian Army for organizing this mega tournament, emphasizing the importance of promoting a healthier lifestyle among the locals. The success of the Pir Panjal Premier League stands as a testament to the Indian Army's ongoing commitment to community engagement and nurturing a healthier and more united society.
At this occasion Maj Gen Rajesh Sethi, GOC 19 Infantry Division lauded the conducting Army unit and players for their unwavering dedication and passion for the Pir Panjal Premier League that has left a lasting impact, fostered unity and promoted a healthier society. He also said that their collective efforts have showcased the true spirit of sportsmanship and strengthened the bond within the community.