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Poonch Panthers clinches White Knight Cricket Premier League Championship title

JAMMU: White Knight Corps of the Army conducted a grand T-20 Cricket Tournament at Country Cricket Stadium, Gharota, here.

Army continues with its string of initiatives in the areas of youth development and promotion of sports in the region.

This tournament titled ‘White Knight Cricket Premier League' was conducted over a period of a month and was closely contested between 10 district teams of the Jammu region of J&K.

The final of this tournament was played between the Sher-e-Samba and Poonch Panthers at Country Cricket Stadium, Gharota. The team Poonch Panthers put up a stellar performance to clinch the White Knight Cricket Premier League Championship title. Kumel was declared the Man of the Match and Surabh Manhas from Sher-e-Samba was crowned as the Man of the Series. Umar Bhat was awarded with the Orange Cap for his excellent performance in batting and Kumel was honoured with the Purple Cap for bagging the most wickets in the series.

The award winning teams and players were felicitated during an impressive presentation ceremony by Lt Gen Upendra Dwidevi, GOC-in-C, Northern Command, Lt Gen Manjinder Singh, GOC White Knight Corps and Brig Anil Gupta (Retd) Member Administration, J&K Cricket Association and prominent civil dignitaries in presence of a huge gathering of locals.

The tournament served as a platform to showcase the cricketing talent of the youth of the J&K and preparing them for a sporting career at the State/ National level.

Lt Gen Upendra Dwidevi, during his address, praised the amazing display of sporting talent by the youth during ‘White Knight Cricket Premier League'. In the recent past, prominent cricketers have emerged from the region and participated in National level. Indian Army in close coordination with J&K Sports Council, J&K Cricket Association and Civil Administration will continue to organize such events to provide opportunities to the youth to fulfil their aspirations, he added.



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