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G-20 in Srinagar: JKSC organises various sports events across J&K

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SRINAGAR: In connection with the ongoing celebrations of the G20 Tourism Working Group meet in Srinagar, various colorful sports events were organized by J&K Sports Council (JKSC) across Jammu and Kashmir.

The biggest function of the day was organized at Astro Turf Football Ground in Srinagar amid the arrival of foreign delegates.

Secretary of Youth Services and Sports Sarmad Hafeez and other senior officers formally welcomed the guests on occasion.

The festival was marked by the demonstration of fine skills by the trainees of the Sports Council from the games of Wushu, Yogasana, and Gymnastics followed by Rugby and Football exhibition matches.

The Rugby match for women was slated between teams of Srinagar XI and South Kashmir XI while in football Kashmir Arrows were pitted against JKSC Football Academy. The sports events were to be followed by the interaction of sports stars of J&K with media from across the country and abroad.

Meanwhile, as part of these celebrations, an athletic event was organized at Government High School Surechak, Satwari, Jammu. The athletic events in the disciplines of Shot Put, Long Jump, Javelin throw, and Discuss throw in U-14 and U-17 categories for both boys and girls were held. Similarly, events were organized in Government High School Degwar Terwan, a border area of the Poonch district.

In the neighboring district of Rajouri, Volleyball and Boxing competitions were held in the Sports Stadium featuring large numbers of participants and spectators.

The district Samba too remained active with sports activities as students from Government High School Pali participated in the Wushu competition. An athletic event was also organized at Girls Higher Secondary Birpur in the same district.

Meanwhile, Bakshi Stadium hosted one more G-20 Football match between Backcountry Bashers FC and Galaxy FC.

Likewise in the ongoing G-20 Cricket League being played in TRC Cricket Academy Ground under floodlights, Old City CC and Young Iddgah CC went down to the wire and in the match between Gani Blues and Gani Reds at Gani Memorial Stadium, Gani Blues defeated Gani Reds and Sports Council Cricket Academy Blues triumphed over their opponents in the last match of the day at TRC Cricket Academy ground. In one more late-night cricket match played at MA Stadium, Secretariat XI emerged as the winner.

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