Despite COVID-19 lockdown, sports activities going on in Kashmir

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Srinagar, July 19: Paying no heed to the repeated please and requests to stop activities local sports tournaments are going on in full swing across Kashmir amid the ongoing pandemic of Coronavirus.

Almost whole Kashmir is under new lockdown after surge in the case of positive Coronavirus cases, with administration placing ban on all types gatherings.

Despite all that sports activities are going on in full swing across whole Kashmir. From Volleyball to Cricket to Football, activities are going on with new tournaments also coming up. Though officially all Associations have stopped activities bit local events are going on with association having no control over them.

Amid the lockdown and same restrictions a major volleyball tournament was inaugurated in Beerwah Budgam on Sunday.

It was Sir Syed Sani Volleyball tournament that was inaugurated at Beerwah with some reputed faces and sports officials in gathering. It is clear violation of guidelines put in place and can be likely source of spread in COVID-19.

Similar kind of events were witnessed in other parts of Valley with almost all fields full on Sunday.

Vehicles parked outside SP College with players busy playing cricket inside. Pic/KSW

The SP College ground that is in the heart of Srinagar City Centre was over filled with hundreds of locals cricketers playing cricket. That despite local Police station Naka nearbye checking movements of public.

Some players were also seen playing cricket on hockey field of Polo Ground.

The activities have not stopped despite all top players requesting sportsperson put halt on activities.

Administration have also failed to stop activities and that despite some videos of large gatherings witnessing matches during events going viral on social media.

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