The first state level cricket tournament for Chief Minister's Cup is going to be held from 5th February at Country Cricket Academy Grounds Gharota.
The tournament is being organized by J&K State Sports Council in collaboration with Country Cricket Academy (CCA) Gharota Jammu.
According to a statement, the competition will witness a keen contest among teams from J&K while rest of the states as well as the institutional teams has also sent their entries for the tournament.
The competition will be a contest for a trophy and a cash prize of Rs 1.00 Lakh for winners and Rs 50 thousand for the runners up.
Minister for Sports and Youth Services, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari will be the chief guest on the occasion of the opening ceremony.
"Since this tournament is in the name of Late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, who had been an iconic figure of the state and very popular among the youth of the state for his simple living and dignity of labour," said Ansari.
Secretary Sports Council Waheed Parra said, "Mufti Sahab always supported that there are no options available to the sportsmen to excel than the hard work and thereby liked the sportsmen very much."
"Sports Council which came to endorse Country Cricket Academy's efforts and received the proposal of holding this event at CCA in fond memory of Late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, thereby this tournament has been dedicated to his memory."
As per the statement, the Council has roped in Vivek Sharma, former Ranji Trophy player to use his expertise in hosting the event.
"Jammu and Kashmir Cricket association (JKCA) has assured comprehensive technical and moral support to this tournament."