Srinagar, Apr 19 (ANI): In an attempt to popularise cricket in Jammu and Kashmir, a T20 Jammu Kashmir Premier League has kicked off in Srinagar.
The league has been organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA).
Around 128 clubs from all across the state, including from far-flung areas of both Jammu and the Kashmir Valley are participating in the event. Out of these teams eight top performing teams will get a chance to play the semi finals and finals, which will be held in Srinagar.
New and Renewable Energy Minister and President of JKCA Farooq Abdullah said: "With this tournament the officials of JKCA will get a chance to evaluate the budding players. We are trying to expand JKCA for improving the game in the state."
"This is a very nice step taken by the president of JKCA to improve the game in the region. The tournament will provide a boost to all players," said Abid Nabi, a cricketer.
The winner of the T20 Premier League will bag a prize money of Rupees five hundred thousand, whereas the runner up team gets Rupees three hundred thousand and the team securing third position gets Rupees one hundred thousand. (ANI)