J&K all set to have its own Indian Premier League Team

Cricket is all set to return to paradise! Thanks to Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik, the terror-plagued state is pitching to have its own team in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Malik is in touch with IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla to persuade him to have a team for Jammu and Kashmir besides hosting some IPL matches in the restive state. “I am working with IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla on the idea of having an IPL team for J&K. Very soon IPL matches will be played in J&K,” said…

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Qamran Iqbal shines yet again, scores 89 against Afghanistan in U-19 Quadrangular Series

After making a stunning debut by scoring match winning fifty for India Under-19 against Nepal, new batting sensation of J&K, Qamran Iqbal on Friday scored brilliant 89 run knock as India Under-19 B defeated Afghanistan by two wickets in the match of U-19 Quadrangular one-day series at Ekana International Cricket Stadium B, Lucknow. Qamran Iqbal was highest scorer for India B as they chased a target of 239 runs set by Afghanistan. Qamran’s inning included 10 fours and 2 sixes, but he missed a well deserved century by 11 runs.…

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Real Kashmir hope to continue I-League fairy-tale with new foreign signings

Hoping to continue their fairy-tale run, Real Kashmir FC have bolstered their line-up by signing some ‘top foreign players” as they wait excitedly for the I-League to enter the valley for the first time. The promoted team is set to become an I-League host from their fourth home match and the administration has assured the club full cooperation. A source close to the club said they have signed some top players from Nigeria, Zambia and Ivory Coast as well as Scotland although names are not yet out. The team has…

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Two trekkers die after falling into crevice of Kolahoi Glacier in Pahalgam

Two trekkers were killed on Friday when they fell into a crevice of a glacier in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said. A group of three trekkers fell into a crevice at Kolahoi glacier, 26 km from the famous tourist destination Pahalgam. Teams of police, disaster relief force and local volunteers were rushed to the spot for rescue operations by the district administration, police said. The trekkers have been identified as Naveed Jeelani, a junior state administrative service officer and Adil Shah. Another trekker, Hazik, was seriously injured. Divisional…

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Qamran Iqbal, Kashmiri boy makes it to Under 19 cricket team

Kashmir’s promising cricketer Qamran Iqbal (17) has made it to the under-19 national side. Elated over his selection, the teenager from old Srinagar city now dreams of playing test cricket for the Indian national team. “I had attended a month-long National Cricket Academy camp that concluded on August 24 and on Tuesday, I got a call that I have been selected for the under-19 team. This is a proud moment for me. It was my dream to play test cricket,” the right-handed opening batsman told Kashmir Post. A Class XI…

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J&K Bank wins 16th J&K Police Martyr’s Memorial Football Tournament 2018

J&K Bank beat J&K State Power Development Corporation in the finals to win the 16th J&K Police Martyr’s Memorial Football Tournament 2018 which was organised by Armed Police Headquarters at Tourist Reception Ground, here on Monday evening. The final match was witnessed by Governor N N Vohra. In total 34 teams from all over the state participated in the 10-day tournament. In this action-packed final event, the winner was decided through sudden – death penalties. Dr S P Vaid, DGP and Chairman of the Tournament; Parvez Ahmed, Chairman of J&K…

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Kashmiri cricketer Zahid Nisar to captain England’s cricket club

A young cricketer from Tral town of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district will captain Saltaire Cricket Club which is one among the oldest cricket clubs in England established in around 1869. Taking to Kashmir Post on phone, Zahid Nisar, 24, of main town Tral, confirmed that he has been appointed as captain for Saltaire cricket club England which he says is a big achievement for an overseas player. Zahid , who completed his masters in automotive engineering from University of Leeds England last year, has been taking part in various domestic…

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Jammu and Kashmir Premier League begins in Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Premier League tournament for Srinagar district commenced on Wednesday. The tournament organized by Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association would be played at least on four different venues across the city, already 170 teams have registered and the JKCA is expecting more to come forward. It is 40-over format and is one of the biggest ever cricket event organized by the JKCA. “Srinagar is main district where there are many teams as it is an open tournament we were waiting for venues to get ready and also finalize…

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Two Valley students to represent India at Kick Boxing Championship in Argentina

Two Kashmiri students will represent India at the World Kick-boxing Championship, which will be held in November at Buenos Aires in Argentina. The participants, Aabid Hamid and Hashim Ashraf, are students of Army Goodwill School, Hanzik, and have been selected to represent India at the championship, the Army said in a statement. The championship will be held in Argentina from November 5 to 10. The Army in its statement said the two students had “consistently performed in martial arts competitions at the school, district, state, national and international levels in…

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Real Kashmir FC qualify for I-League, becomes first J&K club to do so

Real Kashmir FC on Wednesday became the first football club from Jammu and Kashmir to qualify for the country’s top tier I-League after they won the second division league by beating Delhi side Hindustan FC 3-2. The side from the Kashmir Valley emerged winner of second division league as they secured seven points — from two wins and a draw — from three matches in the final round. Only the winning team of the second division league is promoted to the I-League. Real Kashmir FC will now play in the…

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