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LG hosts players of Legends League Cricket for ‘high tea’

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Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha hosted a ‘High Tea’ for the international players participating in Legends League Cricket matches, an official press release informed.

It said while interacting with the cricketers at the Raj Bhawan here, the LG said the entire Union Territory of Jammu Kashmir is proud and excited about the matches being held at MA Stadium. “This is the first major international cricket event for the UT after several decades and the beginning of a new sporting era for Jammu & Kashmir,” Sinha said.

“These matches featuring international cricket stars will not only help us to achieve excellence in organising international sporting events but also popularize a robust sports culture in the masses, especially among the youth,” he said.

The LG said over the next three days, Jammu & Kashmir will celebrate and honour the sporting excellence, dedication and commitment of the cricketers on the playing field and players will get an opportunity to enjoy UT’s hospitality, and the incredible culture of J&K during their stay.

The LG said, “This tournament is also an occasion to uphold the values of the cricket game, which seeks to promote peace, excellence, respect, friendship and unity. In every respect, Jammu & Kashmir echoes and reinforces these ideals and develops a thriving sporting culture.

“The power of sports to bring peace and unity is extraordinary and I am sure your presence will influence and inspire the young generation to discover their true calling to shape a new future.”

The LG congratulated the players including Chris Gayle, Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina, Praveen Kumar, Thisara Perera, and Stuart Binny and extended his best wishes to the teams for the remaining matches.

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