Srinagar: “The passion and cricket fever in Kashmir Valley is always on a high. Keeping these passions alive, a seven day cricket tournament named Shah-e-Hamdan Cricket Tournament- III for the youths of Tral and Awantipora kick started on Thursday,” said Army spokesman in an official handout here.
Tral is the home town of slain militant commander Burhan Wani who was killed on July 8. Wani’s killing led to spontaneous protests across valley which in turn led to massive mass uprising still prevailing in the valley.
The army said the tournament will be organised by local youth in collaboration with the Army.
“The tournament promises to be a huge draw for the locals. And if the first match between the teams of Tsaralingund and Awantipura which showcased spectacular talent, is any index, then the event will not only give some quality sporting skills to the speculators but also a lesson or two on sportsman spirit, camaraderie and brotherhood,” Army added. (PTK)