SRINAGAR: Jammu & Kashmir Bank XI beat Lone Star Kashmir in tie breaker to lift the summit trophy of 15th Police Martyrs Memorial Football tournament on Sunday at TRC ground.
During the stipulated time both teams failed to net the ball and the final match was decided through tie-breaker where Lone Star KFC missed 4th stroke by Salah and subsequently lost the final.
Minister for Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings and Science & Technology Sajad Gani Lone was the chief guest on occasion. He along with Director General of Police distributed the trophies and cash prizes.
J&K Bank XI was given winner trophy and cash prize of Rs1.00 lac by the chief guest Lone Star KFC was given trophy and Rs 75000.
Arun Nagiyal of Lone Star KFC was adjudged man of the match for which he was given trophy and cash reward of Rs 5000.
Speaking on this occasion, Lone said that sports is the soul of the nation and complimented the Jammu and Kashmir Police for promoting the sports activities in the state. In his welcome address Director General of Police Dr.
S. P. Vaid said that rupees 1.8 crore have been allocated to different units of the police for organizing different tournaments of all the games including Cricket, Football, Water Sports, Wall climbing etc.
He said that Police had remained at the forefront for channelizing the energy of youth through games in the state. He complimented the Chairman Organizing A.K Chodhary, Organizing Secretary S. Ahfadul Mujtaba IGP AP/IRP Kashmir, J&K Football Assocation and other officers for successful organization of trournment. During the closing ceremony DFA Budgam and DFA Anantnag were given Rs20000/- each as consolation prize. Similarly, DFA Kulgam was awarded Rs 25000/- on account of 4th Place.
Likewise, J&K SPDC XI was given trophy and Rs 50000/- on account of 3rd Place besides they were given fair play trophy during the ceremony.