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Wheelchair Cricket: Chandigarh wins tournament by defeating Punjab in two  matches

Chandigarh : A T-20 tournament was organized between the wheelchair cricketers of Chandigarh and Punjab at Panjab University Sports Ground. In the cricket matches played, Chandigarh wheelchair cricketers won the tournament by defeating the wheelchair cricketers of Punjab in two matches. Seeing the performance of the Chandigarh team  in the tournament, it was declared the winner. The tournament was based on the best of 3 matches format.

In the first match played between the wheelchair cricketers of Chandigarh and Punjab, the Chandigarh team played the first innings after the toss. While playing its innings, the Chandigarh team batted brilliantly and scored 179 runs for 5 wickets. In comparison, the Punjab wheelchair team was limited to 144 runs for 7 wickets. In this match, the Chandigarh team defeated Punjab by a margin of 35 runs.

In the second match, Punjab team won the toss, batted first, and scored 107 runs against Chandigarh. The Chandigarh team scored 108 runs in its innings and won the second match by 7 wickets.

Man of the Series in the tournament was awarded to Parveen Jassa who scored 98 runs and took 2 wickets.

The tournament was organized under the aegis of Women and Child Care Foundation and Empower NGO for Special Children in collaboration with Chandigarh Para Sports Society. The  tournament was inaugurated by Ms. Amar Kulwant Singh, Vice President, UT Red Cross,  and Dr. DC Gupta (IAS), former Principal Secretary, Punjab.

After the tournament, a prize distribution ceremony was held in which Garima Singh, Commissioner of Income Tax (Audit); Chandigarh and Hardeep Chandpuri Head 90.8 FM and Co-Founder Novel Bunch; and Ranjit Singh former DIG Punjab gave awards, certificates and trophies to the players . On this occasion, Sports Director of Sports Department, UT, Chandigarh Saurabh Kumar and President of Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee Harmohinder Singh Lucky were also present.

Kamaljeet Singh from Women and Child Care Foundation said, “We aim to establish Para Sports with special people in the Union Territory and showcase the talent of our Para athletes. We will organize handball, volleyball, cricket, and Kabaddi matches in the future. We are hoping that corporates and common people will join us in large numbers and appreciate and encourage the spirit of the wheelchair cricketers.”

Founder of Empower NGO, Sharmita Bhinder said that this tournament was the beginning of a series of matches that would be played with other states in the country.

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