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Sports Council accords rousing reception to J&K Divyang Cricket Team

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Jammu: The J&K Sports Council accorded a rousing reception to the victorious Jammu & Kashmir specially-abled cricket team here today.

The team was received at Jammu by Secretary Sports Council Nuzzat Gull, Ranjeet Kalra Member J&K, Riaz Sheikh Administrative Officer, and staff of the Sports Council.

The J&K team emerged as the winner in the second season of the Sardar Patel National Divyang T20 Cup defeating Haryana in the finals on Sunday to lift the trophy.

While appreciating the performance of Aamir Hassan of J&K for his outstanding contribution with both bat and ball in a low-scoring match which also earned him the player of the match award, the Secretary Sports Council, Nuzhat Gull applauded the supporting role played efficiently by other members of the team.

Amir had scored 29 runs and bagged three wickets. The Player of the series award also went to J&K’s Wasim Iqbal for consistently performing for the team in a winning cause.

 In the final outing, the J&K team scored 87/10 in 16.2 overs, while Haryana was bundled out for a paltry 71 /10 in 18.3 overs -beating opponents Haryana by 16 runs.

The Deputy chief minister of UP, Brajesh Pathak handed over the trophy to winners in a tournament that witnessed the participation of nearly 400 players distributed in 70 teams along with officials from different states and union territories.

The performance of the J&K team has earned appreciation from all quarters and sports enthusiasts rooting for the conduct of similar tournaments in J&K regularly so that specially-abled players of the union territory can showcase their talent. Some even opined that preparing for bigger events well in advance shall provide more opportunities to J&K players for their selections in the national cricket team.

The Secretary Sports Council, Nuzhat Gull has assured full support for the winning team and others waiting in wings to realize their potential. The Sports Council Secretary also lauded the contribution of Former Ranji trophy cricketer Rajesh Gill and Avinash Uttam for their support to the players.

The Administrative Officer J&K Sports Council, Sheikh Riyaz Ahmad also interacted with the team members.

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