Early Times Report
JAMMU, Nov 19: Outplaying Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) Kashmir by a big margin of 54 runs in the inaugural league tie, Punjabi University (PU) Patiala today consolidated their position in group-D of the All India Vice Chancellor's Twenty20 Cup Cricket Tournament, being hosted by University of Jammu, here today.
Earlier, batting first, after winning the toss, PU Patiala set a challenging target of 162 runs for the loss of four wickets, which, in reply, SKUAST could not chase and the whole side bowled out for 107 runs playing full 20 overs.
Preet Pal Singh played brilliant innings of 30-ball 64 runs studded with eight boundaries and two sixes while Parminder Singh and Prem Parkash contributed 26 and 43 runs respectively. From SKUAST Kashmir, Mudassir Ali took two wickets while Mohd Ayub and Abdul Majeed shared apiece each.
Later, SKUAST Kashmir lost all their wickets for 107 runs to lose their first league match by 54 runs. Sajad Ahmed remained top scorer with 25 runs while Gowhar Ahmed and Arif Hamid contributed 14 and 10 runs to the total. Prem Parkash was most successful bowler from PU Patiala, who claimed four wickets for 19 runs in four overs. Ramandeep Singh and Deepak Man Mohan shared two wickets each.
For his all round performance, Prem Parkash was declared man of the match. He was presented with a cricket bat and trophy by organizing secretary of the tournament, Prof Dhian Singh Bhau in the presence of other members of the organizing committee, including Sunil Sahi.
Earlier, the tournament was declared open by Minister for Sports, R S Chib in a well attended an colourful inaugural function this morning. Chib lauded the efforts of the Vice Chancellor, JU, Prof MPS Ishar in the promotion of sports. He assured all assistance from his Ministry to the university amidst announcement of Rs 10 lakh for the upgradation of the existing Gymansium Hall of the JU.
Vice Chancellor, in his address, presented a brief note of the event and also threw light on various initiatives being taken by JU for raising sports infrastructure on the campus.
Earlier, Prof Dhain Singh Bhau welcomed the chief guest and other distinguished gathering, including the participating teams.
Registrar, Prof Naresh Padha also spoke on the occasion while manager of JU team, Sunil Sahi presented formal vote of thanks Among others present were Prof Neelam Saraf, Prof Manoj Dhar, Prof Keshav Sharma, Prof Dileep Singh, Dr. Meenakshi Kilam, Prof NK Tripathi, Prof Deepak Raj Gupta and Ghulam Jeelani Wani.