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J&K Bank set to host All-India Gold Cup in the Valley

The Jammu&Kashmir Bank is set to organise the inaugural All-India Invitational Gold Cup Football tournament over the summer with the organisers set to get necessary clearance from the Jammu&Kashmir Football Association and the All India Football Federa...

The Jammu&Kashmir Bank is set to organise the inaugural All-India Invitational Gold Cup Football tournament over the summer with the organisers set to get the necessary clearance from the Jammu&Kashmir Football Association and the All India Football Federation.

The tournament would see 10 to 12 teams from across the valley and six top national sides from across India in action. The dates would be finalised once the necessary clearances and slot in the calendar have been received.

“The chairman and chief executive officer of the bank, Mushtaq Ahmad, gave his approval yesterday for conducting the tournament. Following the approval, we shall be working out necessary details, and raising necessary infrastructure for smooth conduct of this historic maiden tournament,” the spokesman said.

J&K Bank have been promising football and other sports in the valley. Their football side is one of the top teams in the state and with the tournament they want to give football in Kashmir national exposure with local players showing their talent to various club scouts from across the country.

Published with permission from Arunava Chaudhuri.

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