POONCH: The finals of Poonch Premier League was played today between Amjad Cricket Club, Poonch and PP Tigers Cricket Club, Poonch, which was a nail biter and both teams put up their best efforts. The match was won by Amjad Cricket Club by 41 runs.
The finals were followed by a gala closing ceremony which featured the Military Band and a Rajasthani troupe. Speaking on the occasion Maj Gen GS Shergill, General Officer Commanding, Counter Insurgency Force (Romeo) told that the tournament was a huge success and has been successful in the primary aim of bringing the people of the district and army closer to each other and bring out the hidden cricketing talent of the district to the fore. It has been instrumental in channelising the energy of the youth in the constructive field of sports.
Medals and Certificates were distributed to the winner and runners up team and also the man of the series and man of the match. Winning team received a cash reward of Rs 10,000/- alongwith trophy whereas runners up team was rewarded Rs 5,000/-. JP Singh was declared man of the match for his performance during the tense match whereas Nawaz Rathar was declared man of the series for his outstanding performance in all matches and he walked away with Rs 3,000/- . The team members expressed gratitude to the Rashtriya Rifles for conducting of the tournament.
The GOC expressed his gratitude to the Poonch District Administration for their providing technical and other logistical support for conduct of this mega tournament. The occasion was attended by Commander, Sector Rashtriya Rifles, Mr AK Sahoo, District Commissioner, Mr Ashkur Wani, SSP Poonch, Poonch District Sports Authorities, various prominent citizens and a mammoth crowd.