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Women Cricket Premier League underway at Doru Stadium

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Srinagar: The Women Cricket Premier League that began from August 30 at Doru Stadium will conclude on September 11, 2021.

“In the second edition of the tournament this year, a total of eight teams are participating in the tournament. The inaugural match was witnessed by renowned Indian cricketer, Mr. Yusuf Pathan. While interacting with the players, he encouraged the young players to pick up correct techniques and practice with heart and soul,” PRO Defence Srinagar.

“The First edition of the tournament was conducted in Oct 2020. Four local teams had participated in matches played over a duration of two days. Anantnag Blue team had won the inaugural edition of the tournament and had been encouraged by Mr Irfan Pathan and Mr Sachin Tendulkar via Video messages,” the PRO said.

“The winning team was also taken on a capability building tour to Mumbai and Pune where they were given opportunity to play cricket with local teams. They had also visited the premiere military training institution of the Indian Army, the National Defence Academy at Khadakwasla and had met prominent celebrities like Nana Patekar,” he said.

“Building upon the success of previous edition, this year the scope was increased to include eight teams. The daughters of Kashmir are working hard to see their names called out in along with great Indian sporting icons like PV Sindhu, Mirabai Chanu, Mithali Raj, Sangeeta and Ritu Phogat and many others,” he added.

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