SRINAGAR, MAY 22: In connection with the ongoing celebrations of G20 Tourism Working Group meet in Srinagar, various colourful sports events were organized by J&K Sports Council (JKSC) across Jammu and Kashmir.
The biggest function of the day was organized at Astro Turf Football ground in Srinagar amid arrival of foreign delegates.
Secretary, Youth Services and Sports Sarmad Hafeez and other senior officers formally welcomed the guests on occasion.
The festival was marked by the demonstration of fine skills by the trainees of the Sports Council from the games of Wushu, Yogasana and Gymnastics followed by Rugby and Football exhibition matches.
The Rugby match for women was slated between teams of Srinagar XI and South Kashmir XI while as in football Kashmir Arrows were pitted against JKSC Football Academy. The sports events were to be followed by interaction of sports stars of J&K with media from across the country and abroad.
Meanwhile, as part of these celebrations an athletic event was organized at Government High School Surechak, Satwari, Jammu. The athletic events in the disciplines of Shot Put, Long Jump, Javelin throw, Discuss throw in U-14 and U-17 categories for both boys and girls were held. Similarly events were organised in Government High School Degwar Terwan, a border area of Poonch district.
In the neighboring district of Rajouri, Volleyball and Boxing competitions were held in the Sports Stadium featuring large number of participants and spectators.
The district Samba too remained active with sports activities as students from Government high School Pali participating in the Wushu competition. An athletic event was also organized at Girls Higher Secondary Birpur in the same district.
Meanwhile, Bakshi Stadium hosted one more G-20 Football match between Backcountry Bashers FC and Galaxy FC.
Likewise in the ongoing G-20 Cricket League being played in TRC Cricket Academy Ground under flood lights, Old City CC and Young Iddgah CC went down to wire and in match between Gani Blues and Gani reds at Gani Memorial stadium, Gani Blues defeated Gani Reds and Sports Council Cricket Academy Blues triumphed over their opponents in the last match of the day at TRC Cricket Academy ground. In one more late-night cricket match played at MA Stadium, Secretariat XI emerged as the winner.