By Our Staff Reporter
NAHARLAGUN, Sep 13: Exhorting the players to play with sportsmanship spirit to face all competitions, Sports & Youth Affairs and WRD Minister Mama Natung Minister Natung advised them to respect professionalism.
In his inaugural address to first edition of Arunachal Women’s T20 Cricket League 2019, organized by Kipa Mero Women Cricket Club at Borum here on Friday, he asked them to play with full dedication to represent the sate at national level.
“Any great individual has a small beginning. And use of any opportunity properly will ensure success but one needs to focus by setting goal for life,” he reasoned.
Pointing out that the state has witnessed many talented youths in games and sports; he asked them to focus on only one stream with consistency without straying away.
“Many talents youths have represented in state and national levels to win laurels. But many strayed away to shoulder responsibility of president or members of some organization,” he said, adding “One man cannot row two boats at once.”
He exhorter them to refrain from drugs and tobacco, which has been rising and spoiling state youths, but assured of all possible GoAP help to the organizers.
Local leader Taba Thomas, in his address, asked them players to shun away from drugs and tobacco, which would waste their talents. Sport is important for not only to remain fit and healthy but also socialize with others, he said and advocated professionalism for success.
The gathering and players observed one minute silence in honour of Arunachal Cricket Association secretary Tado Kholi.
The participating teams are Kipa Mero Women Cricket Club (KMWCC), Capital Panthers, Arunachal Strikers and Women Rising Cricket Team & RGU physical education department (RGUPED). Each team will play four matches each and top four teams on point basis qualify to semi finals. The final is scheduled on September 19 next.
The KMWCC with thumping seven wicket defeated RGUPED in the opening match, played for 15 overs due to time constraint. RGUPED had scored a target of 76/7.