Jamia Millia lifts 16th All India V-Cs T-20 Cricket Tournament trophy

The captain of the winning team, Wajahatullah Khan lifted the trophy handed over to him by V-C Kashmir University Prof Talat Ahmad and J&K Bank chairman Parvez Ahmad.

The 16th  All India Vice-Chancellors T-20 Cricket Tournament concluded here at University of Kashmir on Thursday with JamiaMilliaIslamia (JMI) University, Delhi lifting the title by defeating University of Jammu by nine-wickets in the finals played here. 

The captain of the winning team, Wajahatullah Khan lifted the trophy handed over to him by V-C Kashmir University Prof Talat Ahmad and J&K Bank chairman Parvez Ahmad.

Batting first Jammu University set the target of 127 runs in 20 overs which JMI chased successfully in 15 overs with the loss of just one wicket.

Mohammad Yousuf from JMI was declared man of the match for his brilliant knock of 53 runs while as Wahid Ahmad from JMI was declared man of the series and best batsman of the series for scoring a total of 394 runs during the tournament.

Fareed Ahmad from JMI was declared best bowler of the tournament.

Terming the outstation teams as “ambassadors”, Prof Talat said, “I hope the participating teams who had come from different parts of the country would convey a positive message outside the valley and be our goodwill ambassadors which will help us in hosting and organizing more and more such national level tournaments.”

While maintaining that the valley has huge potential in winter sports Prof Talat said “We have a huge potential as far as winter games are concerned and I would like to see the teams who played this national tournament here come again and again and also participate in winter games.”

The Vice chancellor said that he will make all efforts to strengthen the sports infrastructure in all campuses of the University.

Chairman J&K Bank Parvez Ahmad who was guest of honour said, “J&K Bank is and shall always be at the forefront of such activities which are aimed at shaping the career of the budding players in various sports.”

The Chairman also rewarded the cultural wing of DSW University of Kashmir with a cash prize of Rs 25000 for live performing of KUMSA tarana.

Prof Neelofer Khan, Registrar and Dean College Development Council (DCDC) KU while congratulating the winning team appreciated the role of KUMSA for organizing such events in the University and said, “participants from across the country will take positive messages from here to their places about Kashmir.”

Dean Academic Affairs KU Prof Musadiq Amin Sahaf and Dean Research KU Prof Zaffar A Reishi also felicitated the players with mementos and trophies on the occasion. 

President KUMSA QaziGhulamJeelani said around twenty teams representing various universities of the country participated in the mega event which was organized by Kashmir University Ministerial Staff Association (KUMSA) in collaboration with Directorate of Physical Education & Sports and sponsored by Jammu & Kashmir Bank Hazratbal branch.

Jeelani also requested University authorities and Chairman J&K bank to provide resources for the upgradation of two grounds of the University into stadia with facilities like flood lights etc., so that international matches could be hosted at the University.

Around 37 matches were played during the tournament and the teams who participated in the tournament included University of Kashmir, University of Mumbai, University of Delhi, JamiaMilliaIslamia – Delhi, University of Jammu, Punjab University – Chandigarh, Punjab University – Patiala, S.P. Pune University, CUK – Jammu, SKUAST-K, HPU-Shimla, MPKV Rahury, RTM Nagpur, Jalgaon University, University of Gorakhpur, PAU-Ludhina, Shivaji University Kolapur, MDS University.