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Khanyar Knight Riders lifts U-19 T20 Cricket Tournament title

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Srinagar: The final match of the U-19 T20 cricket tournament was played between Khanyar Knight Riders and Ganderbal Reds on Wednesday.

The cricket tournament commenced on 21st February at SK Stadium Sonwar Srinagar.

At the closing ceremony, DIG CKR Amit Kumar was Chief Guest and SSP Srinagar Dr. M. Haseeb Mughal attended the ceremony as a guest of honour. Zonal SsP of Srinagar city and other officers of Range Police headquarters viz, Srinagar & Ganderbal Districts also attended the closing ceremony.

The final match was played at SK Cricket Stadium Sonwar Srinagar between Khanyar Knight Riders (KKR) and Ganderbal Reds in which KKR emerged as winners of the tournament by defeating Ganderbal Reds by 03 wickets in the final over of the match. Earlier, Ganderbal Reds won the toss and elected to bat first and scored 122/9 in 20 overs and set target of 123 for KKR to win. In reply, in an interesting match, KKR chased the target in the final over of the match and won the title by 03 wickets.

Syed Mohsin of KKR was chosen as man of the match and Sirsheel Abass, Captain of KKR was declared as the man of the series.

While speaking at the closing ceremony, DIG CKR Amit Kumar said that J&K Police is organizing various sports events for youth and together we are working for peace and unity, which is our joint responsibility.

Speaking on the occasion, the DIG CKR congratulated the winning and runners-up teams. He appreciated the Organising Committee and other partner agencies, persons for the successful conduct of the mega event. He also thanked the media fraternity for covering the event with wide publicity.

He said that the excitement and response shown by the players from 06 of Central Kashmir Range teams (02 each from Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal) in the event is appreciable. He said that J&K Police has always been at the forefront in providing platform to youth and guide them in following their goals by organizing different events.

The DIG CKR presented trophies, cash prizes to the winner and runner up teams. Besides, presented trophies, cash prizes to the man of the match and man of the series.

The event was organised by Range Police Headquarters Srinagar under the aegis of Civic Action Programme (CAP) of Jammu and Kashmir Police and witnessed an overwhelming response of the youth from Central Kashmir Range.

The two captains of the final match thanked the J&K Police for providing a platform for them to show their talent and expressed their hope that such events will be organised in future also.

Two best teams from Range level tournament will now compete in the Zonal competition in the coming days.

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