Srinagar, First state level cricket tournament for Chief Minister’s Cup is going to be held from February 5 2017 at Country Cricket Academy Grounds Gharota organized by J&K State Sports Council in collaboration with Country Cricket Academy (CCA) Gharota Jammu.
This was stated in a statement issued Sunday evening.
The competition according to statement will witness a keen contest among teams from the state of J&K. Meanwhile, rest of the states as well as the institutional teams has also sent their entries for the tournament. The competition will be a contest for a trophy and a cash prize of Rs.1.00 Lakh for winners and Rs. 0.50 lakh for the runners up.
According to the spokesman minister for Sports and Youth Services, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari will be the chief guest on the occasion of the opening ceremony.
“Since this tournament is in the name of late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, who had been an iconic figure of the state and very popular among the youth of the state for his simple living and dignity of labour” said Ansari.
He further added that, “The tournament aims at standard cricket conditions that include proper sized oval, natural grass turfs, pollution free environment and boarding and lodging for the sports learners.”
Secretary Sports Council, Waheed Parra said, “Mufti Sahab always supported that there are no options available to the sportsmen to excel than the hard work and thereby liked the sportsmen very much.”
Meanwhile, the statement adds that the conditions are at par with the national level cricket venues where 1st class cricket is played. Many state level players, members of JKCA as well BCCI nominees have expressed satisfaction about the cricket venue of CCA at Village Gharota Jammu.
Jammu and Kashmir Cricket association (JKCA) has also assured of a comprehensive technical and moral support to this tournament. “In fact this is a tough test also for the CCA to conduct this tournament in a successful and efficient manner to get this tournament recognized as a running trophy at national level similar to various cricket tournaments conducted on periodic basis in the rest of India,” read the statement.