Gilgit - Baltistan

Team Hussaini wins the final match of All Gojal Cricket Tournament

Aerial view of the Shehr-e-Sabz Cricket ground where the tournament was played
Aerial view of the Shehr-e-Sabz Cricket ground where the tournament was played

Reporting by Hikayat Shah 

Islamabad: Team Hussaini, also known as Shah Talib Team, defeated Ghulkin in the final match of the All Gojal Cricket Tournament 2013, played at the picturesque natural ground located in Shehr-e-Sabz village of Chipursan Valley.

Playing first in the inning, Ghulkin team was able to set a target of 123 runs in the given 20 overs. Team Shah Talib completed the chase after losing six wickets in the 20th over.

16 teams from across Gojal Valley participated in the tournament. Four teams, including Baba Ghundi, Sost, Ghulkin and Hussaini had qualified for the semi-finals.

Prominent local businessman, Raziq, announced cash prize for the organizers, the winning team and the runner up team. He also contributed money for renovation of the Shehr-e-Sabz Cricket Ground.

The tournament was organized by Baba Ghundi Sports Club and Chipursan Local Support Organization (CLSO) in collaboration withTehsil Sports Association, Gojal, Hunza.

Two players of Ghulkin team were banned from playing cricket in the region for one year and two years, respectively. They were banned for violating the tournament’s code of conduct.

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  1. Dear PT admin, there was no support from Tehsil Sports Association Gojal unfortunately. Kindly update your news.

  2. “Nuyuft Poopenfa Safer Muboorok Wossta”

    Engr. Baig Ali & Family Islamabad

  3. Congratulation Hussaini team .My reflection on the event of this cricket tournament are (1) The youth of Gojal followed some positive code of conduct, (2) Must have appreciated team spirit,
    (3) Learnt short comings of their respective team and reflect how to take corrective course of action for future. I assume host of teams from all over Gojal must appreciate the hospitality of people of Chipursan in genral and people of Sheresabz and Rashit in particular. Over and above the satalite facilitation of Mr Hikayat who generously made live coverage globaly.

  4. Muborak to the team of Shah Talib/ Hussani and all those who were involved in organizing the event. Thanks to the people ( elders, women, youth , children and member of the institutions) of Chipursan and host villages Sheresbaz and Rashit. I would suggest that someone or group of young people should undertake an evaluation of this event. The study could focus on vital components including highlighting the objectives, process/s followed, logistics, risks attached, learning and recommendations for future.

  5. Congratulations to Shah Talib Cricket team for wining All Gojal Cricket Tournament 2013 and lots of Mubarakbods to the organizers for concluding the event successfully. All players must show respect to each other individually & to other teams. Keep the sprit of the game high and follow the rules & regulations. In each & every games one team has to loose. Lets hope this anti drug campaign, be followed in every tournaments in Gojal. Be United & Disciplined Always.

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