RAMBAN: Today witnessed the grand finale of a scintillating series of cricket matches under the banner of “Jammu Premier League Ph-I, Ramban”. The incessant rainfall and overcast skies since last two days, which had prompted the closing ceremony to be postponed by a day, did not dampen the spirits of the players and the supporters who had gathered in mammoth numbers to witness the clash of titans from all corners of Ramban District.
The final match of the Jammu Premier League Ph-I, Ramban was played between Combined Ramban Cricket Club, Ramban and Gul Cricket Club, Gul. Combined Ramban Cricket Club won the toss, elected to bat and in an excellent display of batting with characteristic elan scored 118 runs all out in 19 overs. Sohail Mustaq of combined Ramban played a blazing innings of 26 runs in 16 balls.
In reply Gul Cricket Club was bowled out for 81 runs in 16.4 overs. Thus Combined Ramban won the match by 37 runs and was declared winner of the ‘Jammu Premier League Ph-I, Ramban’. Mohd Arif of Combined Ramban was declared the man of the match. Salim of Combined Ramban was declared as the man of the series. Mohd Arif of Combined Ramban was declared the best bowler of tournament and Sohail Mushtaq of Combined Ramban was declared the best bowler of tournament. Mohd Asif of Gul Cricket Club was declared the best in sportsman spirit.
The colorful closing ceremony was presided by Commander Sector Rashtriya Rifles. Apart from the chief guest Mr Purshottam Sharma, Addl SP Ramban, Mr Dewan Chand Thakur, District Sports Officer Ramban, Satyadev Bandral, Principal, Ramban Higher Secondary School and other dignitaries from Army and civil administration were also present.
The chief guest Commander Sector Rashtriya Rifles while addressing the gathering highlighted the aim of the tournament which was to encourage sports among the Youth and to identify budding cricketers from Ramban district. He also congratulated the teams for their hard work and the organizing committee whose endless efforts led to the occasion being a grand success. He also felicitated the players by giving away the trophy to Combined Ramban along with certificates.
The entire tournament was organized by Sector Rashtriya Rifles under the aegis of Counter Insurgency Force (Delta) part of Op Sadhbhavna in close coordination with the Department of District Youth Services and Sports, Ramban and Civil Administration, Ramban.