Advisor Kumar declares open North Zone qualifying round at SMVDSB Sports Complex
SRINAGAR: Host J&K beat Uttrakhand by 3-1 goals in their inaugural match of 73rd Santosh trophy for North Zone played at Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Sports Complex Katra on Monday.
For J&K skipper Goutam Mehra, Shakir and Akif Javed scored a goal each.
In another match Delhi defeated Chandigarh by a solitary goal.
Earlier the tournament was inaugurated by Advisor to Governor K. Vijay Kumar .
The tournament is being organized by J&K Football Association under the aegis of All India Football Federation and is supported by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, J&K State Sports Council and J&K Bank Ltd.
There are total 12 matches to be played on single leg format and daily two matches shall be played.
Around Eight North India States are competing in the championship which includes Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand and host Jammu & Kashmir.
The Advisor on the occasion interacted with the officials from All India Football Federation and J&K Football Association who are part of this ongoing championship.
Later, he also met the teams of J&K and Jharkhand playing their match today after which the championship was officially kicked off.
He appreciated the efforts of J&K Football Association in organizing the events and also thanked AIFF, SMVDSB, J&K Sports Council and J&K Bank for their support in hosting the championship.
CEO Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Simrandeep Singh, Secretary Youth Services & Sports, Sarmad Hafeez, DIG Udhampur-Reasi range M Suleman Choudhary, SSP Reasi Nisha Nathyal, Secretary JK Sports Council Naseem Choudhary, President J&K Football Association and other concerned persons were present at the inaugural ceremony.