Poonch Smashers lifts first PPL cricket tournament



POONCH: Poonch Smashers won the first edition of Poonch Premier League (PPL) by defeating Poonch Thunders by three runs in a keenly contested final match.
Batting first, Poonch Smashers scored 154 runs in 20 overs for the loss of seven wickets.
Chasing the target, Poonch Thunders fell short by three runs and lost all wickets. The final match was officiated by Rajinder Singh Toofan and Ishtiaq Hussain.
In the closing ceremony, ASP Poonch Khalid Amin was Chief Guest and DySP HQRS was Guest of Honour.
Prominent dignitaries from all walks of life attended the prize distribution ceremony in which prizes were given to participants, media persons and VIPs.
Owner of Poonch Smashers, Kuljeet Thakur congratulated his team and assured full support in future tournaments.
Speaking on the occasion, ASP Poonch applauded the efforts of organisers for organising a cricket tournament. He assured that police will support all types of sports activities in district Poonch for utilising the energy of youth in positive direction. He also said that Poonch is blessed with huge talent in sports and J&K Police will also organise sports activities to encourage local talent.
He applauded the role of EHSAAS Foundation and said that youth of Poonch need to be engaged in positive activities.
Manger of Sports Stadium Nirdosh Kumar besides prominent citizens of Poonch was also present on the occasion.
This first edition of Poonch Premier League (PPL) T-20 Cricket Tournament was organised by EHSAAS Foundation, under the supervision of Pervaiz Malik Afridi.
About eight teams participated in the championship which includes Poonch Royals, Poonch Knight Riders, Poonch Warriors, Poonch Thunders, Poonch Smashers, Poonch Tigers, Poonch Super Kings and Poonch Panthers.