Jamia Millia Islamia lifts summit trophy
Srinagar: Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) in a one-sided affair beat Jammu University by nine wickets in the final of 16th All India Vice-Chancellors T-20 Cricket Tournament played at Kashmir University ground on Thursday.
Batting first Jammu University set the target of 127 runs in 20 overs which JMI chased successfully inside 15 overs losing just one wicket.
Mohammad Yousuf from JMI was declared man of the match for his brilliant knock of 53 runs whileas Wahid Ahmad from JMI was declared man of the series and best batsman of the series for scoring 394 runs during the tournament.
Fareed Ahmad from JMI was declared best bowler of the tournament.
Wajahatullah khan Captain of the winning team lifted the winner’s trophy amid huge applause from the spectators.
While felicitating the winning team of JMI and other players for their splendid performance during the tournament Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad who was chief guest on the occasion said “I congratulate both the teams -the winners as well as the runner up team for their performance during the tournament and reaching to the finals was never easy in a tournament where around 20 other teams were also participating.”
Terming the outstation teams as “ambassadors” Prof Talat said “I hope the participating teams who had come from different parts of the country would convey a positive message outside the valley and be our goodwill ambassadors which will help us in hosting and organizing more and more such national level tournaments.”
While maintaining that the valley has huge potential in winter sports Prof Talat said “We have a huge potential as far as winter games are concerned and I would like to see the teams who played this national tournament here come again and again and also participate in winter games.”
The Vice chancellor said that he will make all efforts to strengthen the sports infrastructure in all campuses of the University.
While presenting the awards to the players Chairman J&K Bank Mr Parvez Ahmad who was guest of honour on the occasion said “J&K Bank is and shall always be at the forefront of such activities which are aimed at shaping the career of the budding players in various sports.”
Speaking on the occasion Prof Neelofer Khan Registrar and Dean College Development Council (DCDC) KU while congratulating the winning team appreciated the role of KUMSA for organizing such events in the University and said “participants from across the country will take positive messages from here to their places about Kashmir.”
Dean Academic Affairs KU Prof Musadiq Amin Sahaf and Dean Research KU Prof Zaffar A Reishi and President KUMSA Qazi Ghulam Jeelani also witnessed the match