Cricket in Delhi: 7th edition of Yamuna Trophy inaugurated

The seventh edition of Yamuna Trophy has begun with an inaugural match played between Delhi Police and Judges XI on Akshardham ground, CWG Sports Complex, east Delhi

Cricket in Delhi: 7th edition of Yamuna Trophy inaugurated
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The seventh edition of Yamuna Trophy has begun with an inaugural match played between Delhi Police and Judges XI on Akshardham ground, CWG Sports Complex, east Delhi. Judges XI captained by Dhirendra Rana won the toss and elected to bat first and scored 137 in stipulated 20 overs. Chasing the target, the Force led by Sameer Sharma couldn't gain momentum and lost early wickets in quick succession and the middle order collapsed like a pack of cards and lost the match by 38 runs.

The occasion also held a painting competition wherein children between the age group of 9 and 15 years took part.

"Raising awareness among the children about environment through painting is commendable." Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar said.

The event was organised by IMWA (Indian Media Welfare Association) with a view to keeping the surroundings clean and healthy. Justice Bhatnagar and Police Commissioner planted saplings and delivered a word emphasising planting more trees to protect the environment and took a resolve to foster cleanliness.

"Using sports as a medium to raise awareness among the people about environment and the Yamuna is a noble effort."Asthana averred.

Chief Organiser of Yamuna Trophy and IMWA President, Rajiv Nishaana shared, that for the cleanliness of the Yamuna and conservation of environment,these types of events play a pivotal role.


The sports event of Yamuna Trophy is organised by IMWA, IDHC society with the support of The Hans Foundation.

Among the distinguished guests present on the occasion were Dr Sagar Preet Hudda, Joint Commissioner of Police, ER (Eastern Range), Deputy Commissioners of Police Priyanka Kashyap (East), R Satyasundaram, (Shahdara), Santosh Meena, Shweta Chauhan (Centre), Hari Singh, ACP (sub-division Mayur Vihar) and many other police officers, judges and journalists. NCC welcomed the chief guest and the latter shook hands with them.

Many subordinates to the police chief failed to register their presence.

The protocol for pandemic was strictly followed.

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