J&K to form its own IPL cricket team : Governor Malik

J&K to form its own IPL cricket team : Governor Malik

J&K Governor, Satya Pal Malik on Saturday announced that J&K will form its own Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket team and will also hosts its matches.

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Governor said this dining a function organized by the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj J&K,

at Sher-i-Kashmir International Con­vention Centre (SKICC) Srinagar. The function was organized to declare J&K as Open Defecation Free (ODF) State. Besides Chief Secretary J&K and other officials, brand ambassador of the cam­paign cricketer Manzoor Pandav was also present on the occasion.

"I got emotional while listening to Manzoor and to know how many hard­ships he had to face while carrying

his dream of playing cricket forward. Even recently I met IPL Chairman, Rajiv Shukla and he told me about Manzoor and his passion for the game," Malik said.

"While listening to Manzoor. I spoke with Chief Secretary and we have decided to form J&K's own IPL team. We will also conduct matches of IPL in the State that will give boost to the cricket talent in the State," he added.

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