Sunil Valson Inaugurates First All India Yash Pal Sharma Memorial Cricket Tournament -

Sunil Valson Inaugurates First All India Yash Pal Sharma Memorial Cricket Tournament

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TNM Cricket Academy won the opening match by 89 runs

Khel Today Bureau

New Delhi: First All India Yash Pal Sharma memorial cricket tournament was inaugurated jointly by his son Chirag Sharma and Mr. Sunil Valson, a member of 1983 World Cup winner Indian team on Thursday at Mohan Meakin Ground, Mohan Nagar. Mishra Sports Club is the organizer of the tournament.

Rich tributes were paid to late Yash Pal Sharma, a former Test cricketer and an important member of 1983 World Cup winner Indian team, by Cricketers, Coaches, Umpires, Cricket Administrater and sports Journalists, in a well attended opening ceremony.

Mr. Sunil Valson said, “I have played with and against him and worked with him in different committees. He was a true sportsman, who always played with great sprit and had a habit to fought till the end.”

Mr. Vijay Bahadur Mishra said, ” I have attracted towards playing cricket only after watching Yash Pal ji in local tournaments of Delhi and with his inspiration got the job in State Bank also. He always guided me to become a better cricketer. We are organizing this tournament in his memory and would like to invite all the members of 1983 Indian cricket team, which includes BCCI President Mr. Roger Binny, for the final match. That would be great tribute to the departed soul.”

Yash Pal was also a first class Umpire. He has also served as National Selector. He was retired from State Bank of India.

Vijay Bahadur Mishra, former Ranji Trophy player, is organizing the tournament in the memory of his senior cricketer from State Bank of India.Top eight teams are participating in the tournament.

Veteran cricket Coach Mr. Virender Bhatnagar brought the scoresheet of a domestic match played almost fifty years ago, in which, Yash Pal Sharma had scored a century. ” I first saw him playing cricket in Ludhiana, Punjab. He was very hard working, ” he said.

Mr. Rakesh Thapliyal, Editor-in-Chief of Khel Today Magazine and Website www.kheltoday.com said, ” I know Yash Pal ji right from my childhood days, because two of my uncle, Gyaneshwar and Rajeshwar have represented State Bank cricket team, with him. He was a fighter and fitness loving hard worker in whatever roll he was given he always performed with full honesty. When he became the National Selector, he never discussed anything related to the selection. Whenever I asked, he never disclosed even the place and timming of the selection committee meetings. He always played with ‘Straight Bat’ and true fighting sprit and never intrested in giving an inch to the opponent team, so all the players, participating in this tournament should fight till the last ball of the match and that would be great tribute to late Yash Pal ji.”

Mr. Rajan Seth, Mr. Virender Vinayak, Mr. T V Subramaniam Mani, Mr. Manoj Makkar, Mr. Padam Chauhan, Mr. Naresh Sharma, Mr. Pawan, Mr. Ravi Kumar Anand and Mr. Anand Mishra, were also present.

Opening match was played between host Mishra Sports Club and TNM Cricket Academy.

TNM Cricket Academy won the match by 89 runs.here is the details of the match:

 

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