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Except few, organizers are looting teams in the name of developing cricket in Kashmir

Except few, organizers are looting teams in the name of developing cricket in Kashmir

Srinagar, June 28: On one side, the betting and gambling in cricket are on the peak at Kashmir from the other side, tournament organizers except few are looting teams in the name of developing cricket. Organizing tournaments has become such a liked activity that people fight for organizing tournaments. In such instances, two or three tournaments are run together in one playfield.
And now they have added another thing to it by organizing knockout tournaments where a team gets to play only one match. And the fee is higher than the league tournaments. A team is paying 10,000 for one match. And if by chance team manages to reach finals, the team gets a trophy and cash which is not worth the time and effort put in.

During our research, we talked to several players from different areas, who shared their views on such tournaments.

Ishfaq Ahmad, a cricketer from Lolab valley said, in our Lolab valley, tournaments from the last 3 years are pending at different places. Now recently I heard new knockout tournaments have been organized with more than 60 teams across the district participating. And I’m calculating myself the money and everything and I feel a winner at the end must receive more than 50k as winner check. And if you see, we don’t even have the proper mat wicket anywhere in Lolab. The story is the same everywhere and we hope things start to change with time.

Another Cricketer from Srinagar said that the organizers in the name of developing cricket have been looting us for many years. It has become their favorite pastime and they earn quite a hefty amount from organizing these tournaments. They have become thakedaars of cricket here.

Another Cricketer from the Baramullah area said that except for a few places in our district, the condition is the same as the rest of Kashmir. The cash prize isn’t that good at the end. And even the ground and wicket isn’t maintained that well. It is a dream for young cricketers to have a proper wicket to play on. If they could only spend one-third of the money on the development, we don’t need anything else.
And about south Kashmir, except some places, people were quite content with the organizers as they have been developing wickets along with the grounds and providing good cash prize at the end of the tournament.

And by our research, we found out that most of the tournaments remain incomplete and if by chance completed, the winning team is shown nothing with all the money being utilized by organizers for their personal use.

error: I never liked to copy things that are out there. I always like to come up with something new, something different