Baramulla 16 Oct Saleem CNS:- As part of its coordinated efforts to encourage the sporting culture and amalgamate the local youth with the mainstream, Baramulla Premier League (T-20 cricket tournament) involving 64 teams started by Local Rashtriya Rifles Battalion (FORMIDABLE 46) of Himalayan Brigade under the aegis of Dagger Division at Showkat Ali Stadium from 17 October 2018.
The match was inaugurated by Major General GS Rawat, YSM, SM, GOC 19 Infantry Divison at Showkat Ali Stadium. Several prominent personalities from district and civil administration including senior officers were also present on the occasion, in addition to members of the Sports council and District Cricket Association. The first qualifying match was played between Pangong XI and Blue Star Jetty.
The annual sporting spectacle will be conducted over a period of 01 month engaging a crowd of about 2000 youths. The league is divided into five stages namely qualifying round, 1st knockout round, 2nd knockout round, Quarter Finals and Semi Finals. The league was instituted to promote the local talent and strengthen the bond with youth and develop the connect with people in Noth Kashmir’s Baramulla District.