Jammu : Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council Saturday organized a friendly T 20 cricket match between the teams of Secretary XI and Administration XI at M A Stadium Jammu.
The Administration team, which was led by Mukesh Sing, ADGP Jammu, was comprised of Raghav Langer, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Avny Lavasa, Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation, Hasseb-U-Rehman, Senior Superintendent of Police SDRF, Chandan Kohli, Senior Superintendent of Police, Jammu besides other officers and officials while as the Secretary XI was led by Mohamad Yaqoob Itoo, Director General Budget with other players including Nazim Zai Khan, Secretary, Disaster Management Relief and Rehabilitation, Shafat Yahya, Joint Director Budget, Dr. Zaffar Ahmad and Naseer Ahmad, Chief Accounts Officers J&K Sports Council and Power Corporation respectively besides other officials from various departments including Sports Council.
The venue was abuzz with the activities as children along with their coaches from many sports disciplines thronged the stadium early morning to support both the teams.
Among others present included medalists who had recently returned after competing in various national tournaments.
On the occasion, Santa Clause also arrived and distributed sweets and other gifts among the kids and a cake was also cut to mark the celebration of Christmas Day besides as a token of respect for the medalists.
Secretary Sports Council along with Divisional Sports Officer Ashok Singh and other officials of J&K Sports Council supervised all the arrangements for the match.
While congratulating both the teams for their outstanding performance during the match, she said that such events are an ideal platform for building team spirit and camaraderie among the officers and officials from varied government departments. It also provides a healthy ecosystem for sports culture to flourish at all levels for a healthy mind and body to serve the people in a better way. She assured that more such matches in not only cricket but other sports disciplines for people from all walks of life would be organized under ‘Sports for All ‘ programme.
Earlier, after winning the toss Secretary XI scored 120 in their quota of twenty overs losing all the wickets.
The Administration XI team won the match by 5 wickets in 19th over losing just five wickets. Rajesh Gill was declared as man of the match for his all-round performance.