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KATHUA: The Department of Youth Services and Sports started Inter-District Tennis Ball Cricket Tournament for under-17 and 19 years boys and girls here at Sports Stadium Kathua.
The tournament is being held under the overall supervision of Joint Director Youth Services and Sports Jammu Madan Lal and supervision of District Youth Services and Sports Officer Sunil Kumar
A total of 36 players of three districts viz. Samba Jammu and Kathua participated for under 17 years boys competitions on first day of the tournament. The opening match was played between Samba and host Kathua which was won by the later by four wickets.
The final match was played between Jammu and Kathua. Jammu opted for batting first by winning the toss.
Jammu collected 83 runs in prescribed 15 overs with the loss of nine wickets. Vidhan of Jammu made highest 16 runs in 18 balls. Gaurav of Kathua clinched two wickets in two overs by giving nine runs.
Kathua achieved the target just in 9th over loosing five wickets. Gaurav of Kathua made 23 runs off nine balls with two boundaries and two sixes and was declared as Man of the Match. Today’s matches were officiated by technical panel comprising of Avnesh Kumar, Mohan Lal, Kulbushan Singh, Sandeepan Sharma, Tarsem Sharma and Naresh Kumar.
ZPEOs Rajesh Kumar, Pardeep Singh, Ganesh Dass, activity in-charge Kuldeep Singh, Rampaul, Sham Lal, Mohinder Paul, Jyoti Devi were also present on the occasion.
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