1st Greater Kashmir Knockout Tourney to re-start from Sunday
JK Bank To Clash With Police-XI In Semi-Final
Srinagar, Oct 7: The matches of first Greater Kashmir Knockout Football Tournament will resume at Polo ground here on Sunday.
The event that had kick started in 2009 was stopped due to precarious situation in Valley followed by bad weather and the unrest in 2010. When the event was stopped, it had reached the semi-final stage.
To re-start the event, J&K Football Association officials and Greater Kashmir Communications Pvt Ltd Management held a meeting on Thursday to map various things for the tournament. It was decided that the event would be re-started from Sunday and final would be played on October 14.
The first semi-final would be played between two high profile teams of the JK Bank and JK Police-XI on Sunday at 3:30 in the afternoon. For the second semi-final, JK Forest has already booked place while the second semi-finalist team would be decided through pending quarterfinal tie-breaker between Maharaja Sports and Iqbal Sports scheduled to be held on Tuesday at 3:00 PM. The winner of the tie-breaker would clash with JK Forest in semi-final at 3:30 in the afternoon on the same day. The final would be played on Friday, October 14 at 3:00 PM.
The event is being organized by J&K Football Association, sponsored by Greater Kashmir Communication Pvt Ltd and co-sponsored by J&K Bank. In the event 42 teams from all over the Valley are participating.
From district Srinagar 14 teams each from Super league and A- divisions while from Varmul, Sopur and Islamabad two teams each were allowed to participate. From Bandipora, Ganderbal, Pulwama, Handwara and Kupwara one team was allowed to participate.
The matches of the event were played all over Valley in the fields like Polo Ground, Sports Stadium Bandipora, Sports Stadium Islamabad, Degree College Varmul and Noorbagh ground Sopur. It was for the first time that a tournament was held simultaneously in various districts of the Valley.
Pertinently the GK Communications has been organizing golf tournaments in different parts of Kashmir for the past 8 years.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 7 Oct 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 7 Oct 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 8 Oct 2011 00:00:00 IST
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