SRINAGAR: The Chinar Corps conceptulised a Mega Cricket Event in the Kashmir Valley during the summer of 2011 which was translated as ‘KPL- Chinar Cup-2011’. The singular aim of this Cricket tournament was to positively involve the youth of the valley and enhance their existing cricketing standards.
This was organised under the Indian Army’s Sadhbhavana program in conjunction with the J&K State Cricket Board and the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs. The Phase-I of the tournament was conducted at district level wherein, 193 teams participated in over 300 matches. In Phase-2, a total of 14 teams represented all Districts and played 50 matches. The initiative received the fullest support of Jenab Omar Abdullah, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Jenab Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister and Jenab RS Chib, Hon’ble Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs.