Noor Ul Hasan Andrabi
Lolab,11 0ct=The mega event 3nd edition 2020 of Shalgund Super League(SSL) final match was played at Shalgund Sports field popularly known as”Shallgund Sar”.Jamsheed Sports Lolab and Royal Stars Krusan clashed in the final at Shalgund Sports field in which Jamsheed Sports Lolab defeated Royal Stars Krusan by 19 runs.The match ended at around 04 Pm.Huge number of fans gathered at the venue to witness the match and Nobody would have expected that hundreds of fans will throng the venue.
The final match started with the Anthem where two teams shows their respect and honour towards the Anthem.The Anthem continues for two minutes before finishing its tune the two teams shows fraternity,integrity and friendship and applauds each other.In view of Anthem,two minutes silence was called in dressing room and crowd also left silence to show the respect for the Anthem.
Winning the toss and batting ist by Jamsheed Sports Lolab they made slow start after early blow in the beginning of the innings as they loose the openers so early and were struggling to get rid after early blow and were also struggling to make runs as Royal Stars Krusan bowlers put them on back foot.With special line,length and disciplined bowling from Royal Stars Krusan, Jamsheed Sports Lolab completes their ist 50 runs in 9th over.
To keep the score board ticking,the batting side went slowly slowly up and tried to get rid from this pressure.To remove the pressure which was build by the RSK bowlers,Jamsheed Sports batsmen takes charge and starts attacking on bowlers which later came succeful as they ended at a good total as Later,Yasir Andrabi’s blistering cameo of 26 of 8 deliveries takes his team on 124/7 in lot of 15 overs.
Chasing down the target of 125 in 15 overs,Royal Stars Krusan made a good start as their openers went to make counter attack on bowlers but their plans went off after disciplined bowling from Jamsheed Sports Lolab.After little cameo from Mir Murtaza 24 runs of 13 balls,Royal Stars Krusan came under pressure and loosing the wickets on regular intervals and push the team on bay and were restricted on 105/8 in lot of 15 overs and Jamsheed Sports Lolab won this battle with 19 runs.From Royal Stars Krusan Khursheed contributed 40 runs and was biggest scorer from the side.Yasir Andrabi was declared MoM for his blistering knock and Tahir Mir was Declared Man of the Tournament for his outstanding performance.In addition to this,Shahid Rasool from ( S 11 Shalgund) was declared best batsman of the tournament,Tahir Mohiuddin from (Jamshed Sports) Best Bowler of the Tournament,Best catch of the Tournament was given to Syed Mansoor from( S 11 Shalgund).Parray Amjad from (Kcc Khurhama) was assigned as Best Wicket Keeper,Rizwan Ahmad from (S 11 Shalgund) was declared as Emerging Player,Yawar Mir from( Jamshed Sports) was stated as Best Finisher,Mir Murtaza from( Royal Stars Krusan) was given Fastest Fifty and one and only Hatrick Of The Tournament trophy was given to Syed Nasir from(S 11 Shalgund).
From children to senior citizens, the crowd thoroughly enjoyed the high voltage Final match of Shalgund Super League at Shalgund sports field.From afternoon,people from adjoining areas gathered at the place through cars, bikes, trucks, tippers, load carriers and whatever form of transport they could get.The festivity in the area made the people of remote area to forget about their day-to-day issues for some time.
In view of the pandemic, the SOP and Covid guidelines with strict social distance were followed.Only after guidelines the visitors were allowed to visit the beautiful Shalgund Sports field,which is top a hillock surrounded by forests with deodar’s and a famous River “Nalah Warnow” on one side to enjoy the final match of the tournament.
The event was attended by Deputy Sarpanch Mohd Ashraf,Ward Member Bashir Ahmad,IK Correspodent from Lolab Valley Noor Ul Hasan Andrabi,Assistant Professor Syed Qayoom,Former Labour Commissioner Kupwara Syed Gh Jeelani Andrabi, Asrar Ahmad,Syed Hidayet,Syed Rizwan,Hafiz Tariq Ahmad,Syed Tariq,Hafiz Nasir Ul Islam,Syed Mehraj,Hafiz Irfan Ahmad,Faisal Syed,Altaf Wani and people from civil society and many other senior cricketers and senior citizens were also present on the occasion.
The organizer Syed Mansoor said that”holding such an event in remote area only due to the wholehearted support of locals.He extended his warm and thankful note to guests,media,participants and fans for attending the event”.
Paying gratitude towards the media,the tournament body thanked media for attending this event.”We are most thankful for media for covering this final match as they accepted our request as we just did a wtsapp massage to them.Think now,how our media is active under this pandemic time” said Mansoor Ul Islam,Organizer of the tournament.
Seeing lack of play ground where the final match was played,it was like a desert playground where stones were found everywhere,the Deputy Sarpanch said on the occasion that “I’ve put forth this issue in Back To Village phase III programme and we will make this ground one of the best ground in Lolab valley,this is my word remark it” he said,
The guests later distributed awards among players and other participants”.