7th Unity Cup T20 cricket tournament underway
Dimapur, Jan. 14 (EMN): The 7th Unity Cup T20 cricket tournament, organised by the youth sports ministry of Nepali Baptist Church, Chümoukedima, on the theme, ‘Solidarity for peace’ kicked off on Jan. 14.
Kahuto Chishi Sumi, spokesperson for Nagaland Gaonbura Federation (NGF) and convener of Concern People of Nagaland, who was the chief guest, stated that Gorkhas are a peace-loving community focused on community-building programme in the church and society, a press release informed.
Gopal Lama, the guest of honour encouraged the players to compete in the true spirit of the game and not only to win but develop sports culture and realise their hidden talents and strength.
He said that team work is the need of the hour to bring about positive change in the society.
Samuel Mizar, convenor of unity cup, in his welcome address briefly highlighted the foundation of the cup. He informed all the participating teams to follow the SOP throughout the tournament failing which the team will be suspended from the tournament.
Meanwhile, there was an exhibition match between Chümoukedima Gorkha Youth (CGY) and Chümoukedima Town Students’ Union (CTSU) with an aim to encourage the younger generation in games and sports.
CGY opted to bat first and set a target of 152 runs in 20 overs. Tutu of CTSU scored 99 (not out) runs for his team and was adjudged the man of the match. CTSU beat CGY by eight wickets.
It added that 28 teams have registered for the 7th edition of the cup, which will go on till Feb. 3 at Chümoukedima local ground.