On Friday, Minister of Sports & Youth Affairs, Mama Natung opened the first edition of Arunachal Women’s T20 cricket League 2019, arranged here at Borum General Ground by Kipa Mero Women Cricket.
There’s a total of 5 teams in the league. They are Kipa Mero Women Cricket Club, Capital Panthers, Physical Education Department of Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Strikers and Women rising cricket team.
Each squad will play four games and the top four teams in the point table will play semi-finals. The ultimate game will take place next September 19. The first game between the Rajiv Gandhi University Department of Physical Education and the Kipa Mero Women Cricket Club was performed. However, the game was decreased by 15 hours owing to time limitations. RGU set a target of 76/7 out of 15 overs for K M Women Cricket Club to register the first pf of the league they did in style.
Minister Natung told participants to interact with adequate sportsmanship on the inaugural ceremony and instructed them to respect the game’s professionalism. He advised the players to seize the chance to create a breakthrough for the state squad and to strive to portray the national team with complete devotion.
“Every great individual starts from a smaller field. And if you utilize any given opportunities, you will be a success as well. But for that you need to have a goal and focus in life”, the participants were advised by Natung.
Taba Thomas, who took part in the 2019 State Assembly Election contest for the 13th Itanagar constituency, visited the opening ceremony as an honorary guest. He also told athletes to shun from drug and tobacco consumption, saying that many have been wasting their skills owing to drug use.
He also said, “Sport is important in our lives not only to keep ourselves fit and healthy but helps to socialize with people.”