Irfan Pathan joins J&K Criket Team as Mentor-cum-Player

After months of uncertainty, the air was cleared on Friday as international cricketer Irfan Pathan officially joined Jammu and Kashmir cricket team as mentor cum player at Sher-i-Kashmir International Cricket Stadium, Sonwar, here. The junior Pathan who used to play for Baroda in Ranji circuit will next year play for J&K as mentor cum player. Apart from that he will also be holding coaching clinics in various parts of J&K for the development of the game. The star cricketer who has been roped in by J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) Administrators…

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Manzoor Ahmad alias pandav all set to play in IPL season 11

The new cricketing sensation of the state, Manzoor Ahmad Dar also known as Pandav departed to Chandigarh on Monday afternoon to play in Indian Premier League (IPL) season 11 for Kings XI Punjab. Manzoor Pandav told Kashmir Post before his departure that he is excited to join his team camp at Mohali. “I am very much excited to play in IPL besides to meet and attend camp with renowned and elite international players,” he expressed. He further said that it will be a great learning experience for him to play…

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Ahmad Banday a new batting mainstay from Kashmir

While the likes of Parvez Rasool and Manzoor (Dar) Pandav are hogging the limelight, the 23-year old young talented cricketer from Srinagar, Ahmad Banday has silently climbed the ladder to become new batting mainstay of J&K cricket. Within a year after making his first class debut for J&K, Ahmad Banday has become new batting mainstay of J&K cricket team. Coming into limelight last year with a double ton of 214 runs for J&K in Under-23 CK Nayudu trophy, Banday was selected for the Ranji trophy team. Since then he has…

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Hilal Rasool appointed Jamshedpur FC head coach

J&K Bank senior football team coach, Hilal Rasool Parray who is highly regarded in national football arena was on Sunday introduced as head coach by Tata Steel for its Jamshedpur FC Reserves Team that will be playing in Second Division I-League starting from March 14. Tata Steel on Sunday introduced the Jamshedpur FC Reserves Team which will be the bridge between the senior team and the TFA graduates. AIFF recently changed the format and number of teams for the second division I-League. 18 teams comprising of seven Indian Super League…

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Shabista Shabir & Sabiya Nabi to represent India in Asian ski championship

Jammu and Kashmir Tourism department Tuesday felicitated two young female skiers from Valley with International Ski Federation (FIS) approved ski sets for their participation in the Junior Asian Alpine Ski Championships to be held in Iran from March 1. Director tourism Kashmir, Mahmood A Shah handed over two ski sets to each skier who left today for Delhi to report to the Winter Games Federation of India were from they would fly to Iran for the championship. Deputy Director Tourism Peerzada Zahoor was also present at the occasion. Shabista Shabir…

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Russian skier Stanislav dies in Gulmarg avalanche

Second foreign tourist killed this winter A foreign tourist died today and four others were rescued after being hit by an avalanche in a second such incident this winter at the famed skiing resort of Gulmarg, police and tourism officials said. “One Russian skier was hit by an avalanche in Gulmarg and died on the spot,” a police spokesman said, adding that four more skiers were rescued from the spot. The tourist has been identified as Stanislav, 30, a Russian national, who had arrived in Gulmarg on Wednesday. An official…

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Winter Sports Club beat Friends Pashkum, lift ice hockey cup

The Winter Sports Club, Shakar Chiktan, got the better of Friends Pashkum by seven goals in the summit clash to clinch the 10th CEC Ice Hockey Cup held in Kargil today. The skipper of the winning team, Shabir Shah, was adjudged the ‘man of the match’ for his outstanding performance and awarded a cash prize of Rs 50,000. The tournament was organised by the District Youth Services and Sports Department at the Khree Sultan Choo Ice Hockey Rink, Kargil, wherein in eight teams participated. Asgar Ali of Friends Pashkum was…

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Kashmir hails Manzoor Dar entry in IPL 2018, Parvez Rasool, Umar Nazir miss out

Jammu and Kashmir’s hard-hitting batsman Manzoor Dar also known as Pandav bagged his maiden IPL deal of Rs 20 lakh from Kings XI Punjab. Jammu and Kashmir’s best cricketer Parvez Rasool and medium pacer Umar Nazir went unsold but hard-hitting batsman Manzoor Dar also known as Pandav bagged his maiden IPL deal of Rs 20 lakh from Kings XI Punjab. “Congratulations & all the best for the tournament. Look forward to watching you play,” former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah wrote on his twitter page after the franchise from…

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Irfan Pathan set to be JK player and mentor; Kapil Dev offered coaching role

Irfan Pathan was dropped after two Ranji Trophy games despite being named captain and mentor for the season for Baroda. Irfan Pathan is likely to shift his cricketing base to Jammu and Kashmir for the next three years as a player cum mentor. The all-rounder who played for his home team Baroda for 17 seasons has been approached by the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) while former India all-rounder and World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev too has received an offer to be the team coach. JKCA chief executive officer…

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Govt pushes for inclusion of Kashmir cricketers in IPL

As the three Kashmiri cricketers have got their names listed in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) player’s auction, J&K Government is also using its influence as a last attempt to make their entry into teams. The 2018 IPL player auction in Bengaluru on January 27-28 has created a buzz ahead of the 11th season of the T20 league. From an original pool of 1122, there will be 578 cricketers up for auction; of these, 360 are Indian and the rest overseas players. The list of 578 includes 244 capped…

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