Real Kashmir FC to lock horns with Mohun Bagan

Real Kashmir Football Club (FC) will take on the 130-year-old Mohun Bagan in an I-League game here on Tuesday. With the previous two Real Kashmir FC games getting rousing support from the local crowd, the team is banking on the home advantage in the crucial tie with Mohun Bagan. “No pressure on us at all….we are the underdogs playing against the 130-year-old club …but pressure is on them to get results. Pressure is on those guys,” Real Kashmir FC coach David Robertson told reporters in a press conference. Mohun Bagan…

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Football makes a come back in Kashmir, Real Kashmir’s made maiden appearance

After a dream debut in I-League, the highest division of league football, Real Kashmir FC’s maiden appearance on home turf on Tuesday united fans from different walks of life as it rekindled the Valley’s love for football. Though the match against Churchill Brothers Sports Club ended goalless, excitement was palpable at the packed TRC Stadium where fans, right from schoolchildren to former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, came to root for the home side. “The atmosphere was reminiscent of pre-militancy days when even local matches used to draw huge crowds. There…

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Hamid Aziz, Srinagar youth finishes 200 Km ultramarathon

Hamid Aziz, an athlete, on Thursday completed the 200-km Kargil-Srinagar ultramarathon — a feat never achieved or attempted before. The 24-year-old from the Hawal area in the old city said his goal was to run from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and the 200-km run was a preparation for that big event. “I will attempt a 500-km run in a week’s time from J&K to Punjab and will gradually increase the ultramarathon distance in coming years till I finish my first major goal of running from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in 60 days,”…

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Rasikh Salam, 17 Year old Kulgam pacer gets IPL trial call-up

Three-time champions of IPL, Mumbai Indians on Friday called Rasikh Salam- 17-year-old pace prodigy from Jammu and Kashmir- for trials ahead of the IPL 2019 following his impressive outing in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. The trial session will take place in Mumbai tomorrow. Rasikh, who recently made his debut in the competitive cricket against Rajasthan in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, had played no age-group level cricket before making his entry to the senior side, largely due to Irfan Pathan’s insertion as mentor-cum-player to the side. Coming from a small village…

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J&K slump to 4th consecutive defeat against Jharkhand in Vijay Hazare Trophy

J&K senior cricket team suffered its fourth consecutive defeat in ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy one day tournament as they went down to Jharkhandh by 73 runs at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Thursday. Under criticism on the composition of the playing-XI in the previous matches, J&K made one change as they brought in experienced batsman Ian Dev Singh in place of youngster Shubham Pundir. The move was aimed at strengthening the batting line that had failed miserably in the previous games. Going into match as underdogs, J&K won the toss…

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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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