Time not far away when J&K will send its team to IPL: Chib

The Jammu and Kashmir government is in favour of merging the Kashmir Premier League and the Jammu Premier League so that a Twenty20 team from the state could be fielded in the highly popular Indian Premier League in the near future.

"We are trying best to channelise the hidden talent of the state and time is not far when the state of J&K will send its own team in Indian Premier League," Sport Minister R.S. Chib told reporters here today.

He invited the big corporate houses to help the J&K government in its mission to ensure recognition and fame for the state's cricketers.

Chib said that his ministry along with JKCA and other cricket bodies have been successfully conducting KPL and JPL in the state.

Spelling out the broad contours of measures being taken to promote the game of cricket in the state, Chib spoke on 'merger of the two premier leagues into a unified Jammu and Kashmir Premier League to have best of cricketers for participation in IPL in future'.

The minister added that the state's Youth Services and Sports Department and Sports Council will seek all possible assistance from BCCI in this regard and hoped that best of the facilities will be made available to the budding cricketers.

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