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Sunday, 22 January 2017

In Dubai, Kashmiris bat for cricketing talent, employment

iqra rajpoot  |  at  22:29  |   |  No comments

Faraway in a Dubai stadium, a cricket competition — composed by enthusiasts from Kashmir and live-gushed via web-based networking media with score card ticking progressively on an Android application — is quick turning into a distinct advantage for the Valley's unemployed and growing cricketers.



Each Friday, a week by week off in the United Arab Emirates Dubai, 14 groups, involving 224 cricketers from the Valley, get together at the Ajman Oval stadium, 30 km far from Dubai city, to play under the lights. A self-supported competition, Kashmir Super League (KSL), is turning into a major hit back home for various reasons.

No less than 52 unemployed Kashmiri adolescents on a guest visa in Dubai secured occupations in light of the competition that began in the primary week of January this year.

Work possibilities

"The thought behind the KSL was to bond and associate with each other. There is extraordinary ascent in number of Kashmiris working in Dubai. We pooled our assets to guarantee that meriting youth is caught up in various fields. The competition helped in that," Zubair Shah, an IT organization design and a player of the Buhrikadal Badshah, told The Hindu on the telephone from Dubai.

At present, Dubai's telecom organization, du, has 165 representatives from Kashmir and the competition is giving more odds of business.

"The competition is giving another stage to individuals who originate from J&K," said Mr. Shah.

Sorted out on the example of the Indian Premier League (IPL), of the 51 matches planned, 13 have as of now been played, with the finals to be hung on March 24.

Inspired by the coordinators' utilization of innovation, including live KSL application for Android and spilling on person to person communication locales, Pervaiz Rasool, who appeared for Indian group on June 15, 2014, finds in it a beam of seek after growing cricketers in the Valley. "It's a noteworthy competition. I have recommended to the KSL to have two cricketing abilities, who generally can't bear the cost of it, to play in every group for this sort of introduction. They are dealing with it," said Mr. Rasool, an all-rounder, who additionally played in the IPL for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Mr. Rasool went to Dubai to initiate the competition.

Saving society

The competition means to safeguard the Kashmir culture as well. "We named the groups after many overlooked scaffolds in the Valley," said Mr. Shah.

Groups are likewise named Dachigam Hangul, after a jeopardized Kashmiri stag, Hokarsar Rangers after the quick contracting wetland, and Kanqah Hamdans, after a most established sanctuary.

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