Kashmiri Sqay Champions to Participate in Intl Event in Sri Lanka

Sheikh Hilal

SRINAGAR

sqayEight players from J&K Sqay association Thursday left for Chennai to join Indian Sqay team to play in the 6th south Asian Sqay championship scheduled to be held at Rantampura, Srilanka from 7th to 9th May 2016.

Peer Riyaz Ahmad Shah President J&K Sqay Association flagged off the JK Sqay contingent from International Islamic School Humhama.

On the occasion Principal of the school, members of the state association, school management and the parents of the students were also present.

On the occasion Riyaz termed the players as brand ambassadors of the state and said, “We have high hopes from these players.

The players who are representing JK in the 6th south Asian Sqay championship are Salma Rashid, Mir Aayat, Ahlam, Rabeeah Chishti, Noor ul Haya, Yamin Fayaz, Mujeeb Ul Qadir, Tajawar Tariq and Ehsan ul Haq Boda.

Riyaz, on the occasion, gave his wishes to the players and said, “We are expecting the players to perform exceptionally well and hope that they will shine in the event.

To mention, Sqay is an ancient South Asian martial art created and practiced by the people of Kashmir. Armed sqay makes use of a curved single-edge sword paired with a shield, while unarmed techniques incorporate kicks, punches, locks and chops.

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