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Sgr girl bags gold medal in 20th Junior National Championship



(Asian News Hub) – A young girl from Srinagar has bagged the gold medal in 20th Junior National championship held in LPU Jalandhar.

Sadia Tariq, a student of Class 10th in Presentation Convent Higher Secondary School Rajbagh Srinagar has so far bagged many medals at national and international levels in Wushu and Taekwondo.

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While talking to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) Sadia said that she got interested in sports activities after she was watching wrestling on TV and started taking part in sports activities when she was in 3rd primary.

I have taken part at District Level Sports Championship and then state followed by national and international level and bagged silver, bronze and gold medals at national and international level, she said.

Her parents told that their dream is to see the child perform at mega stages and presently she is preparing for Asian Games and Olympics.

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They said that parents must allow their children to choose their dream and allow them to make their future as an athlete. The parents should not force their children to become only doctors or engineers, they said.

“We have already spent lakhs on our child so as to excel her in the field in which the child is interested,” they added.

Umaisar Gull Ganie is Kulgam based journalist, currently correspondent at News Agency Kashmir News Observer-KNO


ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Tickets for India vs Pakistan match at MCG sold out within minutes



Srinagar, Sept 15: Tickets for India’s match against arch-rivals Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the T20 World Cup 2022 on October 23 have been sold out, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday.

Even additional standing room tickets were “snapped up within minutes of going on sale”, the ICC said. The global cricket body said that over 500,000 tickets have been sold for the upcoming mega event in Australia, which gets underway next month. India and Pakistan will face off in their opening Super 12s fixture.

“The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 is set to welcome fans of all ages and backgrounds, with over 500,000 fans already securing their place to the event that begins in one month’s time,” the ICC said in its release.

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Night Cricket Tournament culminates in Downtown, Srinagar



Srinagar, Sept 14: The much fan fared Night Cricket tournament being played in Gani Memorial Stadium, Rajouri Kadal Srinagar culminated with the grand final today.

The tournament was organized by Gani Memorial Cricket Association in collaboration with J&K Sports Council.

The final match of the tournament was played between Makhdoomi-XI and Kashmir-XI.

Makhdoomi-XI after winning the toss elected to bowl, a decision which somewhat seemed to go well in their favour initially but it was the heroics of Abid Nabi who scored 68 runs to spoil their party. J&K’s former opener and flamboyant batter Adil Reshi also contributed 27 runs to the team total. Kashmir-XI piled up a huge task for their opponents scoring 191 with the loss of 6 wickets in their allotted quota of 20 overs. For Maqdoomi-XI, Sameer Bell and Rafiq Baba scalped 3 and 2 wickets respectively while other bowlers looked out of sorts.

In response Makhdoomi-XI fell like a pack of cards and none of their batters except Momin Sami and Sajad Ganai could offer any challenge to the tight line bowled by the opponents. Momin’s 62 runs and Sajad’s 26 was the only saving grace for the team which bundled at 137 runs.

For Maqdoomi-XI, Abid Nabi and wrist spinner Gowhar claimed 3 wickets each handing and helping the team lift the coveted Gani Memorial T-20 Cup by 54 runs.

The former ace cricketer of J&K Abid Nabi was awarded player of the match. He was also declared player of the series as well as best bowler of the tournament.

Winning team received a cash prize of rupees fifty thousand while as runner up were awarded rupees twenty five thousand.

Divisional Sports officer Nuzhat Farooq presided over the function as chief guest while as Maqsood Ahmad Deputy Manager; Gani Memorial Stadium was guest of honour on the occasion.

The Chief Guest distributed the prizes among the participants in the end and assured them of all the support from J&K Sports Council in future.

Many cricket buffs praised the J&K Sports Council’s special initiative ‘My Youth My Pride’ which they felt offers equal opportunity to all players to showcase their skills.

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Youth who introduced football in Shopian village cracks NEET



Srinagar, Sept 10: A youth from Shopian who introduced football in his area qualified NEET UG-2022 in the very first attempt with flying colours.

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Suhaib Ayoub Bhat son of Mohammad Ayoub Bhat of Pargochi area of South Kashmir’s Shopian has secured 659 points in NEET UG-2022, KNO reported.

Suhaib told KNO that he had divided his time in such a way that he was able to give time to studies, sports, helping family and other things.

“It is not necessary to be a bookworm to qualify for the exam but studying for a few hours on a daily basis is must to qualify any prestigious exam,” he said. “I worked hard and also gave time to playing football and was going to other villages to learn and play football,” he said, adding , presently there are dozens of youth in his village for whom playing football is a passion but it was possible only due to my efforts.

He gave credit of his success to the Almighty, parents and teachers saying shortcuts don’t work but hard work matters.

“Becoming a doctor was my dream which has come true,” he added.

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