The Rashtriya Rifles in coordination with village level sports bodies conducted a `Mahore Tehsil Open Cricket Tournament 2016′ for the youth at village Sungri of Mahore tehsil to promote sports in the rural areas. 22 teams from rural villages participated in the ten day long tournament conducted with an aim of imbibing the spirit of sportsmanship and teamwork amongst the youth. Sunrisers Kotli `A’ team emerged victorious in the tournament defeating Lar Rangers by six wickets in the final match.
The competitive spirit, zeal and enthusiasm of the players to clinch title for their village poured onto the ground with spectators cheering for their teams. Experienced players in the region gave their coaching tips to enhance their skills in the sport. The conduct of cricket tournament under project Sadbhavana received an overwhelming response from the locals. The Army has assured continued support on such goodwill project. The conduct of such rural sports event would strengthen the adventurous streak amongst the youth of the region.
The tournament was attended by officials from the civil administration, Army, veterans and the local populace. Prizes were awarded to the winner and runner up teams other than best player and best smasher of the tournament. The local populace thanked the Army authorities and village sport development bodies for conduct of the tournament and giving the youth an opportunity to showcase their talent.