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Kashmir: Indian Army organised cricket tournament finishes off with DSW as winners J&K

Kashmir: Indian Army organised cricket tournament finishes off with DSW as winners

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 24 Aug 2021, 10:18 pm

Srinagar/IBNS: Cricket tournament organized by Indian Army in which 21 teams participated in Gurez concluded today, with Dard Shin Wampora emerging as winners.

According to a press statement issued by the Army, as part of the Jashn-e-Azadi celebrations organised in Gurez by the Army to commemorate the glorious  75 years of independence, a high octane cricket tournament between 21 teams was conducted at the stadium ground Gurez.

The tournament started from August 9 onwards and concluded  Tuesday after the grand finale was played between GCC Dawar and Dard shin Wampora.

The toss of the final match was won by GCC Dawar who then opted to bat first managing to score 84 runs only, as they were all out in the 17 overs.

The standalone performance of Ishaq Bhatt of Dard Shin Wampora led his team to victory, while the man of the tournament was awarded to Parvez Ahmad (GCC Dawar).

The Army statement said that cricket is the most popular game in Kashmir;  the tournament was aimed at positively engaging the youth, providing the budding sportsmen with a platform to showcase their skills and to strengthen the bond between the Awam and Jawan in Gurez.

“The event witnessed high levels of enthusiasm, energy and mass participation from the locals throughout the matches and a packed stadium on the final day was a clear indicator of the success of the event. More such events to provide a platform and to hone the skills of the Gurezis are being planned by the Army in near future,” it said.