T-20 cricket tournament organised in Leh

T-20 cricket tournament organised in Leh

SRINAGAR: “The year 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Kargil victory. As part of nationwide celebrations, a T-20 cricket tournament was organised in Leh-Ladakh region to honour the brave-hearts of the Kargil War and to evoke feelings of nationalism and patriotism through the most popular sport of the country,” said a defence statement issued here.
The tournament saw participation of six teams, three from the Indian Army, one team each from Air force Station Leh, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and a local club from Ladakh region.
The league matches were played between July 5 to July 8 and the final match was held on Monday at Nawang Dorjey stadium, Leh.
To add colour to the event, match between a team of veterans of Leh-Ladakh and a team of serving army officers, captained by Lt Gen YK Joshi, GOC Fire & Fury Corps was played. The team of veterans of Leh-Ladakh defeated the team of serving army officers by one run.
In the finals of the tournament, the team from Trishul Division was adjudged the champion after beating Fire & Fury Corps team in a keenly contested match.
“The cricket tournament was a crowd puller and was attended by a huge audience from the region. It was heartening to see the teams participate with zeal and enthusiasm, displaying high quality of sportsmen spirit,” the statement said.
Lt Gen YK Joshi lauded the spirit with which the tournament was played and hoped that this will serve as a great source of inspiration for budding cricketers of Leh-Ladakh and defence personnel serving in the region, the statement said.