National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Monday inaugurated the 14th edition of Aga Syed Mehdi Memorial T20 cricket tournament organized by Al-Mehdi Foundation Budgam at sports stadium, Budgam.
He inaugurated the tournament by facing ceremonial first ball and also by supervising the toss between the two teams on inaugural match.
In the event around 64 teams from all over Kashmir are participating and the matches would be played on league basis.
The inaugural exhibition match was played between Budgam-XI and Ompora-XI. The latter won toss and elected to bat first. They scored 170 for the loss of nine wickets in allotted 20 overs. Imitiyaz Malla scored 91 runs from 55 balls. In reply Budgam-XI achieved the target in 19 overs for the loss of five wickets. Farooz Ahmad for his 70 run knock off 42 balls was adjudged man of the match.