Baramulla, 05 DEC 2018 (MK):-
Army in its untiring and unceasing efforts to integrate the local youth with the mainstream and to enhance the sporting culture in the valley, *Baramulla Premiere League 2018* was conducted by Dagger Division under aegis of Chinar Corps. The two months long gruelling tournament witnessed participation of 64 teams from various parts of Baramulla district which was divided into four pools of sixteen teams each. More than 1000 youth took part in the competition besides the spectators, conducting and support staff.
Baramulla Premier Leaque was played in six stages namely Knock out stage, League, pre-quarter finals, quarter-finals, semi-finals and the grand final from 17 Oct to 05 Dec 2018. The final was played between BCC Reds v/s DC XI at Showkat Ali Stadium, Baramulla and DC XI bags the Trophy.
The final match witnessed a massive turnout of public from Baramulla district, prominent personalities from civil and district administration besides senior Army and Police officers. Speaking on the occasion, Maj Gen Gulab Singh Rawat, General Officer Commanding Dagger Division emphasised on Army’s continued efforts towards building bridges with Awam, nurturing sporting culture and identifying young talent among the youth of the valley.
The annual sporting extravaganza provides a huge platform to the young budding sportsman to showcase their talent and to prepare them for their future prospects. Attractive cash awards cricket gear and mementos were presented by GOC, Dagger Division during the closing ceremony of the tournament. The tournament was a huge success and was conducted in a very friendly and fair atmosphere by the umpiring staff provided by the JKCA and also included for the first time the provision of Video referrals. The live update of the tournament was also made available to the players and cricket enthusiasts online.