SRINAGAR: The final match of a Srinagar Premier League T-20 cricket tournament between
Jahangir Warriors from Bemina and Chattabal Warriors from Chattabal was called off thanks to the crowd disruption at the fag end of the tense game at jam packed Qamarwari ground.
The invasion from supporters of Chattabal Warriors prompted organizers to call off the game.
The trouble started when Jehangir Warriors were inching closer to a victory and the supporters of Chattabal Warriors invaded the ground and making it impossible for the organisers to complete the match.
Jahangir Warriors scored 167 runs in the stipulated 20 overs while in pursuit of set target Chattabal Warriors were struggling as they still require 82 runs from 32 balls when crowd invaded the ground.
“Both teams were playing for the winner’s prize money of Rs 60000 while as runners will be paid be given Rs 30000,” Waseem said. “Man of the Series would be entitled to receive Rs 15000.”
“The aim was to provide a platform to youth to make cricket as their career,” he added.
The organisers said that the “We will soon come out with the decision as what would be done about the final match.”
A total of 16 cricket teams from across Kashmir were part of an “affluent” cricket league which was being sponsored by Srinagar based business groups.
Each team had paid a fee of Rs 30,000 to take part in the tournament.