Geyzing, Jan 6
The 4th quarter final match of T20 open cricket tournament was played today here at Government Senior Secondary of Darap in West Sikkim. The tournament is being managed by the youth of Darap and Cricket Association of Darap (CAD).
In the 4th quarter final match was played between West Bermiok Cricket Club (WBCCC) and Upper Pechreck Gurung Cricket Association (UPGCA). WBCC after winning the toss, batted first and posted a target of 156 for 6 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs losing.
In reply UPGCA showing a dismal performance was all out on 56 runs. WBCC riding on all round performance of Ugen Lepcha (67 runs and a wicket), who was adjudged the man of the match has entered the semifinal.
President of organizing committee, Anant Limboo expressed that cricket tournament was organized to promote the cricket in West Sikkim and also to engage the youth in constructive activities such as cricket during ongoing winter break. He added that creating a platform for the cricket enthusiasts’ youth of Sikkim was other aim of the organizing committee.
General Secretary Singhang Limboo informed that 28 cricket teams and clubs from all the four district of the state had participated in the tournament. He further mentioned that it was second edition of cricket tournament initiated by CAD.
Ultra marathoner Amar Subba, advisor of the organizing committee maintained that it was good to see the young generation coming forward and motivating the youth to adopt the sporting activities in day to day life. He maintained that sport contributes towards creation of healthy and civilized society.
SKM party Yaksum Tashiding constituency’s Constituency Level Committee president Basant Tamang was the chief guest of the event today and the president of Sikkim Ornithological Society (SOS) Nossang Limboo was the special guest.
The final of the tournament will be played on January 10.