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    JKCA announces Rs two lakh cash reward for Shubham Khajuria

    The prize came in recognition of his outstanding performance at the national level and his subsequent selection in the India under-19 team.

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association has announced a Rs two lakh cash award for Shubam Khajuria, only the second cricketer from the state to be picked for the India under-19 team.

    "Union Minister and JKCA President Dr. Farooq Abdullah announced a cash reward of Rs two lakh for Khajuria in recognition of his outstanding performance at the national level and his subsequent selection in the India under-19 team for the forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka," JKCA spokesperson Ranjeet Kalra said.

    Giving details, JKCA Treasurer Manzoor Wazir said, "The President who returned from Magnolia on Saturday has expressed a lot of happiness and satisfaction on Shubham's achievement and has wished him good luck for the Indian U-19 teams tour of Sri Lanka."

    The President has also asked for the resumption of cricket activities in the state by JKCA for which a monthly calendar of activities shall soon be released by the State Cricket body, he added.