Veterans to clash with Teachers in cricket tourney final

Jammu: The Veterans Cricket Association J&K XI will lock horns with Teachers Association in the final of the Ashok Sodhi Memorial Cricket Tournament being played at Maulana Azad Stadium here.
The tournament is being organised by the Press Club of Jammu in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council under ‘my Youth My Pride’ programme
The Press Club of Jammu is organising the tournament as a tribute in memory of senior photojournalist Ashok Sodhi—who had attained martyrdom while performing his professional duties during a fierce encounter between militants and security forces at Samba on May 11, 2008.
As per the organisers, in the first semifinal, Teachers Association defeated Jaguar Cricket Club by six wickets and in the second semifinal Veterans Cricket Association defeated Rotary Club by eight wickets.
Jaguar Cricket Club for the loss of eight wickets set a target of 130 runs against Teachers Association, which they chased in 16.4 overs (131) to enter the final.
Tabu and Abhishek scored 35 and 26 runs respectively from the losing side while Anmol from the winning side was the key scorer with 35 runs off 25 deliveries with four hits to the fence.
In the second match, Veterans Cricket Club bundled Rotary Club for 69 runs in 10 overs as Vicky crippled their inning with a six-wicket haul.
Rohit Bhagat was the lone highest scorer with 19 runs from the Rotary Club side.
Chasing the target, Veterans for the loss of two wickets, scored 70 runs in 7.4 overs and smoothly sailed into the final to meet Teachers here at the mentioned venue tomorrow in a day-night match.
Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation, Rahul Yadav was the special guest on the third day of the tournament while the office bearers and members of the management committee of Press Club of Jammu were also present on the occasion.

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