HANDWARA : In a joint initiative between Army Camp, Langate, Civil Administration and District Cricket Associations of Kupwara, Baramulla and Bandipora, the North Kashmir Cricket Premier League is being organised from 19 to 31 October 2021. A total of 32 teams from the said three districts of North Kashmir are participating in the tournament with great zeal, enthusiasm and spirit to win.
The tournament is being played at Saheen Sports Field, Panditpura and Hill Top Sports Field, Udipura over a period of next 13 days. The tournament started with the Opening Ceremony, which was graced by Commander, Rajwar Sector and Mr Irfan Panditpuri, DDC Chairman, Kupwara and various other dignitaries from Security Forces, Civil Administration and Local Populace. The Chief Guest flagged off the event by unveiling of tournament trophy and releasing pigeons as a sign of peace and harmony. Thereafter, the Chief Guest set the ball rolling for the tournament by playing first ball of the tournament.
The Innagural Match of the tournament was played between Food Cricket Club, Baramulla and Qaziabad XI, Panditpura. In strongly contested match Qaziabad XI was declared as the Winner by 01 run. Shakir from Qaziabad XI was declared as Man of the Match. The tournament on first day itself witnessed huge crowd of spectators.
The citizens of the area while interacting appreciated the initiative by Indian Army and Civil Administration in conducting one of its kind tournament BN wherein the civil administration has participated at the grassroot level with the aim to select hidden talent in the Society.