Srinagar: The 3 day Kashmir Basketball League concluded at Indoor Stadium on Sunday, July 7. Team Manchester and team Contenders emerged victorious in open category of boys and girls respectively. In boys U17 category Basket Brawlers emerged victorious. The league was organized by Wasiq Ashraf and Danish Pandit and sponsors for the league were Adeeb International, Manchester Education, Amigos, Sports 11 Cafe and The Nail room by Savvy.
The Chief Guest of the occasion was Dr. Shahid Iqbal Chowdary, DC Srinagar. Kuldeep ADC Srinagar, Nusrat Aziz Tehsildar District Budgam and Bashir Ahmed SI Shergadi police station were also present on the event.
On the occasion Dr. Shahid appreciated the organisers for the event and encouraged the players.
“I congratulate both the organisers for such a great tournament and appreciate their hardwork and dedication towards the game”, he said
“I also congratulate the winners of the tournament and I hope that in future such events happen as they boost in the talent of the players”, he added
Aukif Khan, Afla and Adeeb Wani were awarded MVPs of the tournament.
In boys open Category the final was played by AW Warriors and team Manchester in which team Manchester defeated Warriors by 51-34. Danish Pandit and Aukif Khan scored equal points for their team.
The organisers main aim in the tournament was to provide a platform for the players of the valley and give them an opportunity to hone the talent in them. He also thanked the sponsers for their immense support.
“Our main aim in organizing the tournament was to provide a platform for the players of the valley so as they can boost in the talent and perform better in every passing day”, Danish Pandit,one of the organizer of the league said
“I thank the sponsors for their unconditional support and encouragement throughout the league”, he added
“These kind of opportunities are rarely provided to us and with such kind of platform we learn our flaws and try to perform better with each passing day”, Syed Waleed participating player said
The tournament had commenced from 5 july 2019 and lasted for 3 days. In the league total of 18 teams participated in both boys and girls category.