Kulgam: Police in Kulgam organised a friendly cricket match between Specially-abled team of District Kulgam and winners of Police Cricket Tournament-2020. The match was played at sports stadium Kulgam witnessed a huge gathering of spectators. The event was organized under civic action program .
DC Kulgam Showkat Aejaz Bhat was the chief guest on the occasion. SP Kulgam Gurinder Pal Singh, Addl SP Kulgam, DYSP DAR Kulgam were also present to grace the occasion.
The match was organised to boost the morale of specially-abled persons and can emerge as a pivotal push in making these persons strong and confident so that they can compete in any challenge ahead side by side to other people.
Specially-abled team won the toss and batted first played with extraordinary enthusiasm and scored 150 runs with important contribution and unbeaten knock of 54 runs by Rashid Ahmad who was declared as Man of the Match later, while chasing the target Qaimoh cricket club were bundled out on 123 Runs and lost the match by 28 Runs.
DC Kulgam and SP Kulgam interacted with participants and applauded the efforts put forth by Specially-abled team and encouraged them. DC Kulgam and SP Kulgam listened the grievances of participants and people present with patience and assured them that their genuine problems will be solved on priority basis and every possible help will be provided by district administration and Kulgam Police. DC Kulgam & SP Kulgam also assured the participants that more events will be organized in near future so that talent of youth will be explored and channelized towards positive direction.
Later DC Kulgam and SP Kulgam distributed sports Kit and facilitated the players with awards to boost their morale.
The spectators, participants, especially the specially-abled team on the occasion hailed the initiative and the support of Police and urged that more platforms will be provided to them in future too.