SRINAGAR: Rajbagh Royals beat Razey Kadal Superheroes by six wickets in the final of Kashir Super League’s second edition played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Batting first Razey Kadal Superheroes put a formidable total of 172/3 on the board in their allotted 20 overs.
In reply Rajbagh Royals achieved the require d target of 173 in 18th over losing only four wickets.
Hundreds of Kashmiris which have driven from Abu Dhabi and Sharjah and other states of the UAE with their families have witnessed League matches and the stadium established in the middle of desert has turned out to be mini Kashmir where Kashmiris proudly supported their teamsand cheered for them.
Rajbagh Royals is promoted by businessman Mudasir as the Razeykadal is being sponsored by Jammu based Kashmiri business tycoon Hilal Rather, who runs the Simula Group of Industries.
KSL has given Kashmiri diaspora living in Gulf a good opportunity to have the feel of being in Kashmir.
Kashmir Super League-into it’s second season- has managed to carve a niche among the cricket lover both in Middle East and Kashmir.
The second season of the KSL started on January 6, 2017 in Ajman Oval with big bang in Ajman Oval, a beautiful stadium situated 30 kilometres away from Dubai in January.
According to the organisers the idea behind owning a team in the KSL was to provide opportunity to the young professionals who are working in different public and private sector companies in UAE to exhibit their cricketing talent.
For Kashmir living in the UAE and neighbouring countries, KSL has become a magnet that has brought them together to play the sport.
The basic idea remains to bind the Kashmiri community together as it provides an opportunity to the majority of the Kashmiri diaspora living in Dubai, Sharjah not only to watch the matches and support their favourite teams but also to promote our Kashmiri culture and tradition via sports.
The tournament has also provided opportunities to many Kashmiri youths, who were here on tourist visa to settle down and get lucrative jobs in the renowed business houses here in Dubai.
The organisers had given a Kashmiri touch with the event, from serving noon chai during the breaks to awarding handmade Kashmiri Wood-carved trophies in the matches.
We had invited a delegation of around 40 prominent persons from Jammu and Kashmir, to watch and we are thankful to them that they came all the way from Kashmir to watch the finals.
A total of 14 teams named after some prominent places and towns in Kashmir participated in the tourney
The objective of Kashmir Super League was to get the Kashmir diaspora living in UAE together. All this has been managed and organized by the Kashmir community living in UAE.
We are thankful to the people who came all the way from Kashmir to watch the final & have boosted the moral of the organisers.