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SRINAGAR: J&K Armed Police 9th battalion felicitated International Wushu player in Junior category, Shri Naveed Farooq at  an impressive function held at APC Zewan here today. The function was attended by police officers, coaches, members of Wushu Association, sports person and civil society member. Naveed Farooq, a student of  class 11th of Police Public School Srinagar,  represented the country in 7th Junior world Wushu  Championship held in Brazil and played up to quarter final level. He underwent more than two years of disciplined and rigorous training in J&K and Delhi. Besides he participated in a camp in The People’s Republic of China.

Speaking on the occasion, Commandant Shri Shailender Singh congratulated Naveed Farooq for his great achievement at International level and appreciated the support provided by his parents. He advised him to work hard, practise regularly and take balanced diet after seeking expert advice, to display sportsmanship and positive temperament during the game. He said that a sports person has to follow the basic tenets of reaching the zenith of his career and have no substitutes.

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SRINAGAR: After joining Jammu and Kashmir Cricket team as a mentor, Star cricketer and all- rounder Irfan Pathan is all set to give his hard work in Kashmir. Irfan is the only international player who comes to be the coach of Jammu and Kashmir team in order to train the Kashmiri Youth. Irfan will also be involved in upliftment projects of Jammu Kashmir cricket and the overall development of the game in region.

Giving new shape of cricket in Jammu and Kashmir, Pathan interacted and advised young cricketers to work hard and with passion to reach the next level of cricket at the Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium. While talking to media,  Pathan said “I am here to find the hidden talent of youth and will guide them as mentor cum player”. He advised young players to play for team not for fifties or big hundreds and wickets, your small contribution in match can help team to win.

Pertinently, in recent camps, JKCA conducted trials in north Kashmir, South Kashmir and central Kashmir where hundreds of young players participated in trails and out of 350 players, 30 players were selected under category of under 19, Under 16 and Under 23 for north zone i.e. Bandipora, Kupwara, Baramulla.  The players who were selected in trails will join one day trail in Sher-e-Kashmir cricket stadium where Irfan Pathan accompanied with JKCA will select players on basis performances. According to reports, the selected players will practice with Irfan Pathan in long term camp.

Shiekh Faheem, a young talented Cricketer from Baramulla who was selected for under-23 category while talking to Kashmir News Bureau said “it is a big moment when an international player like Irfan Pathan guide and find talent among us”. First time young cricketers from Kashmir finds some hope to play at international level, and He (Pathan) promised us that best performer will play at next higher level, we feel proud to have such a kind and hardworking coach, says Faheem.

However, this is the first time that the international player came out to be mentor of Jammu and Kashmir Cricket team. The 33-year-old Pathan played 29 Tests, 120 ODIs and 24 T20 Internationals for India between 2003 and 2012. Pathan was captain of Baroda for the past two domestic seasons. 

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  • 34 teams are participating in the tournament 

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police is organizing 16th edition of Police Martyrs Memorial Football Tournament from July 20, 2018 at Srinagar. The tournament is being played under the aegis of J&K Football Association in memory of brave martyrs who laid their lives for the sovereignty and integrity of the nation. This was said by the Additional Director General of Police Shri A.K Choudhary while addressing a press conference at Synthetic Turf TRC ground Srinagar. 34 teams representing different departments, organisations and associations are participating in this championship.

Officers who were present in the Press Conference included IsGP, Shri Shafkat Ali Watali, Shri J.P Singh, S Ahfadul Mujtaaba, and other senior police officers.  The championship was initially introduced in the year 1998 in memory of Inspr. Mushtaq Ahmad Baba, the then SHO Kothibagh Srinagar who made supreme sacrifice on 31st October 1997 at Regal Chowk, Srinagar while saving the people. 

Opening ceremony of the tournament will be held on July 20, 2018 at 5.00 pm. First match of the tournament will be played between JKSRTC and Fort View FC on July 21, 2018 at Polo View. Winning team will be given prize money of Rs. 1.00 lakh and trophy. Runner up team will get Rs.75,000/- and a trophy. 2nd Runner up team will get Rs.50,000/- and a trophy.