Zareef Ahmad Zareef, a member of Kashmir civil society, speaking to media before heading to Dubai on Wednesday. Photo: Zargar Zahoor

Srinagar: A 40-member delegation from Kashmir comprising of civil society, media fraternity and business community headed to Dubai on Wednesday to take part in the ceremony of the final match of Kashmir Super League II (KSL) which is scheduled on 24 March.

Before heading towards Dubai, the organisers spoke to media, highlighting the success of KSL, a cricket league organised by Kashmiri expats in Dubai.

The KSL league is fashioned on the pattern of IPL and PSL. This season, 51 matches were played between the participating teams.

Fourteen teams battle it out for the title this year. KSL organisers expect the number to go up next year. “There is a lot of interest and more and more youth are willing to participate in the league,” said one organiser.

These teams which competed this year had some colourful and exciting names: Hokarsar Rangers, KhanQah Hamdans, Lal Bazar Lions, Lal Chowk Leopards, Nowhatta Rebels, Rajbagh Royals, RazayKadal Super Heroes, Safakadal Stars, Soura Qalanders, Srinagar Sultans, Pahalgam Panthers, Manasbal Mavericks, Buherkadal Badshah and Dachigam Hangul.

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