Youngstars CC lifts Silver Cup 1st Super Six tournament

Champion team -Youngstars CC with dignitaries.

Champion team -Youngstars CC with dignitaries.

Our Correspondent
Kohima | May 5

Youngstars Cricket Club emerged champion of the Silver Cup first Super Six Tournament organized by Nepali Baptist Church Kohima Youth Department (NBCK YD) on the theme “Peace and Unity through Cricket” at Razhükhrie GHSS Ground, Kohima.
In an exciting final match on Saturday, Youngstars CC defeated Fire Balls.

Deciding to field after winning the toss, Youngstars CC held Fire Balls at 61 runs while comfortably chasing it with four wickets in hand to lift the trophy, according to organising committee secretary Radhika Chetri.

Champions Youngstars received Rs 20,000 with trophy and citation while runners-up Fire Balls got Rs 10,000 with citation.

Individual winners include -Highest Run-Kaif Ahmed of Youngstars CC (115 runs), Best Bowler- Rehan (Fire Balls) with 7 wickets in 4 matches, Player of the Tournament-Rupam (Fire Balls) 104 runs & 2 wickets. They received Rs 1000 each with certificates.
Gracing the valedictory function as the chief guest, Kekhrievor Kevichusa, Commissioner & Secretary to the Government of Nagaland (Industries & Commerce), gave away the prizes to the winners.

Exhorting the organizers, he said super six is a limited overs game where only one batsman can make the difference while players may not get the full ability to understand their potential.

One can have the ability to work on their skill in a 20 or 30 overs format, said Kevichusa, a former cricketer himself, while expressing hope that the NBCK YD would take initiative in organizing at least T20.

He also encouraged players to take sports professionally by being disciplined, dedicated and hardworking. 

The closing function was compered by Beenita Karki while Rahul Siwa proposed vote of thanks.

Altogether, 13 teams joined the tournament which commenced on May 2.