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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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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