Kashmir cricket’s new sonrise, this time in Jeddah

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SRINAGAR: Back home, Kashmir plays less cricket but cheers a lot. So here is another reason.

(Danish Qadri)

A local Kashmiri teams, Kashmir Stags have won a match against Riyadh Foods in a tournament that Jotun Paints Saudi Arabia sponsors. It is managed by Jeddah Cricket Association (JCA).

Arab News reported that Danish Ahmed Qadri’s 164 runs and a brilliant 106 by Adil Manzoor Khan helped Kashmir Stags to a score of 309 for 3, and the Stags bundled out Riyadh Foods for 147 to win by 162 runs in the 9th week of the tournament.

(Adil Manzoor Khan)

Kashmir Stags scores: Kashmir Stags 309 for 3 wickets Adil 106 (45 balls, 15 fours, 4 sixes), Danish 164 NO (66 balls 12 sixes, 16 fours) Noman 2 for 45. Riyadh Foods 147 all out Nabeel 26, Mohsin 24, Imad 20, Idris 4 for 13, Zubair 2 for 14.

Batting first Kashmir Stags amassed huge total of 309 runs for the loss of three wickets. Danish scored brilliant 162 runs while as Adil scored 106.

In reply Riyadh Foods were bundled out for 147. For Kashmir stags Idris was again brilliant in bowling department taking four wickets and giving away only 13 runs.

(Kashmir Stags: the desert cricket)

Zubair took two wickets and Danish took one. For his dominating knock of 162 runs and taking one wicket Danish was adjudged as man of the match.

Kashmiris living off shore have started organising sports events. The biggest such event was in Dubai where Kashmir diaspora plays lot of cricket and football. Tens of thousands of Kashmiris are living in Middle East.

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