Governor said this during a function organized by the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj J&K, at Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) Srinagar. The function was organized to declare J&K as Open Defecation Free (ODF) State. Besides Chief Secretary J&K and other officials, brand ambassador of the campaign cricketer Manzoor Pandav was also present on the occasion.
“I got emotional while listening to Manzoor and to know how many hardships he had to face while carrying his dream of playing cricket forward. Even recently I met IPL Chairman, Rajiv Shukla and he told me about Manzoor and his passion for the game,” Malik said.
“While listening to Manzoor, I spoke with Chief Secretary and we have decided to form J&K’s own IPL team. We will also conduct matches of IPL in the State that will give boost to the cricket talent in the State,” he added.