Budgam, Oct 12: Wathoora big bash cricket tournament ended on Sunday when Shafi XII Parigam Pulwama clashed with Mudit city hunks Srinagar during the final match played at Shah Qalandar cricket ground at Wathoora Budgam . Shafi XII lifted the trophy after beating the Mudit city hunks by 14 runs
The tournament was organised by RPCC Wathoora. 32 teams participated in the tournament. Shafi XI Parigam Pulwama batted first and scored 181 runs in 20 overs. Khursheed was the top scorer who made 57 runs. Mudit XII which had some professional cricketers in the team were all out at 168 runs.
Many respected citizens of the area watched the final match. Chairman RTI Movement Dr Raja Muzaffar, Dr Javid Ahmad of Panzan, Haji Ghulam Rasool and many other respected citizens gave away awards to the winning players. Dr Raja Muzaffar urged upon the organizers and eminent citizens of area to start a cricket academy in the area so that the younger generation is taught professional cricket .
He hailed RPCC organizers Riyaz Peer and Lateef Dar for working towards youth empowerment through sports activities particularly organizing cricket tournaments. Locals urged the Govt to construct a footbridge on the Doodh Ganga river as participants and cricketers face difficulty in reaching the cricket ground which is not having direct access with the mainland.