The Minister said that the tournament is a joint venture of Department of Youth Services and Sports, J&K State Sports Council, Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association and Army. Chib expressed his special gratitude to Lt. Gen. Nandal, GoC 16 Corps for their full support to this tournament under their Sadhbhavana Scheme. He said the event will be conducted on a grand scale in which premier cricket clubs from across the
Chib said the objective of holding such a mega event is to give fillip to sport activities, particularly in rural and far-off pockets of the state. He said the event would be made a regular feature now for exploiting the unexplored sports potential in the rural areas. He said the government, under the stewardship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, was keen to upgrade the sports infrastructure for promotio sports activities in the state.
Referring to successful conduct of Kashmir Premier League in Kashmir Division last year, the Minister said that the same analogy would be adopted in present tournament. He said like from
Director, Youth Services & Sports, Jaipal Singh apprised the meeting that all necessary arrangements have been made for successful conduct of the event. As many as 150 teams of 10 districts of Jammu Division are expected to participate in the tournament, he said.
Among others, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Commissioner Secretary, Technical Education, Youth Services & Sports, B.A. Runiyal, Joint Director, Youth Services & Sports, Madan Lal, representative 16 Corps Brig. Sandeep Rawat, Chief Education Officer, Jammu Natha Ram, SSPs Prabhat Singh and J S Johar, Personnel officer to Director School Education Dr. Nirupama Rai, Deputy Directors, Youth Services & Sports Ashok Kumar and S.S. Bali, member, BCCI and representative JKCA Ranjeet Kalra, besides District sports officers of Jammu Division were present in the meeting.