DODA: Ghalib Ansari starred with the bat hitting a solid 88 to guide his side Banaras Cricket Club (BCC) to title triumph in the 10th All India Gufran Memorial T20 Cricket Championship 2014 played at Sports Stadium Doda on Thursday.
BCC defeated Islamia Cricket Club (ICC) Banihal by 26 runs in the one-sided summit clash.
Batting first, BCC posted a decent total of 163 for the loss of eight wickets on the board, largely due to stroke-filled 88 from Ghalib. He was ably supported by Nishant who contributed a 35-run cameo to take the total past 160-mark.
For ICC medium pacers Shakeel Ahmed and Imran Dar were the successful bowlers claiming three wickets each.
ICC Banihal were pegged back in the chase losing regular wickets, managing only 137 losing nine wickets in the twenty overs. Jatinder and Himant Rai were stars with ball, bowling to tight lines and lengths which didn’t allow the ICC score freely.
Mukhtiwer scoring 27 and Atif Nabi with 22 tried their best to avoid the inevitable, but it was BCC who fashioned the title win. For BCC Jatinder and Himant took a brace of wickets each.
Ghalib Ansari of BCC for his match winning knock of 88 runs walked away man of the match award. Kuldeep Pal for his all-round performance was adjudged man of the series. He took 18 wickets to go with his 124 runs. He was awarded with a motor bike.
MLC Khalid Najeeb Suhrawardy who was the chief guest and Commandant 10 RR Colonel Sunil Mishra was guest of honor on the award presentation ceremony gave away prizes.
The winning team walked away with cash prize of Rs 80,000 while runners up bagged 40,000 .
MLC Suhrawardy said that these tournaments should be organized frequently to develop the team spirit and to increase brotherhood among the different states of India. He also congratulated Young Star Cricket Club (YSCC) for conducting such a big event.
Manzoor Ahmed Batt Patron YSCC said that this event for last 10 years has contributed a lot to cricket with several international and India clubs participating in the tournament.
Manager YSCC Mehboob Kripak thanked District Administration, and the people of Doda to making this event successful.
Deputy Commissioner Doda Mubarak Singh, SSP Doda Sharief Chouhan, Manager Bajaj Allianz Saleem Ganie were also present on the award ceremony.
The tournament was organized by (YSCC) Doda and sponsored by J&K Bank, Bajaj Allianz and Rashtriya Rifles Rajput Unit Doda.
MAN OF THE MATCH: Ghalib Ansari
MAN OF THE SERIES: Kuldeep Pal