SRINAGAR: Minister for Youth Services Sports and Technical Education Molvi Imran Raza Ansari today complimented Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council’s State Cricket Academy for conclusion of Phase-I state wide T-20 cricket tournament.
State Cricket Academy T-20 Championship in its Phase-I has been a quite a hit among the cricketers with participation of 192 teams from each district who took part in the knockout tourney and as many as 16 teams participated from the Chenab valley.
The event has reached to Jammu wherein registration process nearing completion.
“It is such a great initiative from State Cricket Academy. I compliment the organizers for organizing such a great event. It is heartening to see cricketers taking part in the tournament with such a great enthusiasm,” Ansari said.
He said the purpose of the tournament is to take the sport to the areas which haven’t been tapped yet and create an environment of competitive cricket as most of the major teams and clubs are participating in the event.
Ansari wished good wishes for the cricketers and the teams of the Phase-II which is going to be held in Jammu division. He also complimented the State Cricket Academy for holding 4 coaching camps during last 4 months under the guidance of reputed coaches and said the state needs the best talent.
Moreover the tournament has also provided young cricketers with a unique opportunity to rub shoulder with senior cricketers of the state which will help in their growth as professional players.
“We want to provide every talented cricketer with a platform to excel in the cricket field. State Cricket Academy T-20 Championship is a strong part of that effort,” he said while urging players to make use of the opportunity and don’t hesitate to express themselves in the sport of their interest.