Srinagar: The second day of the highly anticipated 71st B.N. Mullik Memorial All India Police Football tournament saw 28 teams (14 matches) at four different venues take to the fields in an electrifying display of athleticism, sportsmanship, and passion for the game. With each team determined to secure a spot in the next round of the competition, the matches were fiercely contested, with several thrilling moments that had the spectators on the edge of their seats. The venues include Synthetic Turf Ground, Polo Ground, Bakshi Stadium & Kashmir University.
At Synthetic Turf Ground, DySP Sports APHQ Kuldeep Hundoo was the Chief Guest of the event. The matches were played between West Bengal Police Vs Chandigarh Police, J&K Police Vs Bihar Police, CRPF Vs Chhattisgarh Police, & Assam Rifles Vs Meghalaya Police. The match between West Bengal Police & Chandigarh Police was won by West Bengal Police with a score of 3:0. The match between J&K Police Vs Bihar Police was won by J&K Police with a score of 2:0. Both the teams played an aggressive and fast-paced style of football, with each side making several attempts to score. However, it was the J&K Police team that managed to break through the opposition’s defence and won the game. The match between CRPF Vs Chhattisgarh Police was won by CRPF with a thrilling score of 11:0. The match between Assam Rifles Vs Meghalaya Police was won by Meghalaya Police and the match ended with the score 1:0.
At Polo Ground, Dy, Commandant IRP 8th Bn was the chief guest of the event. The matches were played between Odisha Police Vs ITBP, Punjab Police Vs Telangana Police, Jharkhand Police Vs Madha Pradesh Police & Haryana Police Vs Delhi Police. The match between Odisha Police Vs ITBP despite their best efforts ended in a draw as both the teams could not score any goal. The match between Punjab Police Vs Telangana Police was won by Punjab Police with a score of 4:1. The match between Jharkhand Police Vs Madha Pradesh Police was won by Jharkhand Police with a score 2:0. The match between Delhi Police vs Harayana Police was won by Delhi Police as the match ended with a score of 5:1.
At Bakshi Stadium, Manager J&K Sports Council Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar was chief of the event and the matches were played between CISF Vs Maharashtra Police & Assam Police Vs Goa. The match between CISF Vs Maharashtra Police ended with 2:2. However, neither of the team scored the winning goal and the match ended in a draw. The match between Assam Police Vs Goa also ended in a draw. Despite their best efforts, the match ended in a goalless draw.
At Kashmir University Ground, SSP Srinagar Rakesh Balwal was the chief guest of the event and the matches were played between SSB Vs Sikkim Police, Mizoram Police Vs Gujarat Police, Kerala Police Vs Arunachal Pradesh & Tamil Nadu Vs Manipur Police. The match between SSB Vs Sikkim Police ended in a draw with a final score of 1:1. Both teams tired their best to secure a win. The match between Kerala Police Vs Arunachal Pradesh was won by Kerala Police with a score of 2:0. The match between Mizoram Police Vs Gujarat Police ended with the score 9:1 and was won by Mizoram Police. The match between Tamil Nadu Vs Manipur Police ended in a draw with a final score of 1:1.
The excitement continues as the tournament progresses, with more thrilling matches scheduled for the days ahead. Stay tuned for updates and be sure to come out and support your favourite team!