25th edition of Winter Cricket Challenge kicks off | MorungExpress


Mmhonlumo Kikon, MLA & Advisor, IT, Science & Technology and New & Renewable Energy speaking at the 25th edition of Winter Cricket Challenge in wokha on December 22.

Wokha, December 22 (MExN): The 25th edition of Winter Cricket Challenge organized by Senior Noble Klan kicked off in Wokha on December 22 under the theme ‘Celebrating Dreams Amplifying Hopes’. 

The first match of the tournament was played between Tempo CC and Atom SC.

Tempo CC chased down 103 runs in 12 overs and won the match by 8 wickets.

Mmhonlumo Kikon, MLA and Advisor, IT, Science and Technology and New and Renewable Energy was the Guest of Honor.

The programme commenced with an invocation from Zurenthung Humtsoe, Assistant Pastor WTBC followed by a minute of silent respect to the departed cricketers, the organizers informed in a press release on Tuesday.

Pankathung Ovung in his presidential address gave a brief highlight on the foundation of Senior Noble Klan and stressed that despite challenges, enthusiasm and values were not compromised. 

Mmhonlumo Kikon who also unveiled the monolith and released the winter cricket silver jubilee edition souvenir magazine acknowledged all the past and present officials of Senior Noble Klan for their achievements along the journey of 25 years and for their contribution towards the game of cricket.

He remarked that despite challenges the pioneers and present officials of Senior Noble Klan have made a landmark achievement which is immense and encouraging. He encouraged the players to compete in true game spirit which is not only to win but developing sports culture and realizing their hidden talents and strength. 

He also mentioned that Nagaland Cricket Association has also reached national level participating in Ranji and Vijay Hazare Trophy. He encouraged the players to explore beyond their talent with hard work and determination.

Kikon also expressed hope that the young players would represent Nagaland state at the national level as well as represent the Indian team.

He also advised the Klan not to only remain as an organization but to nurture and train the young players in the spirit of sportsmanship, developing their hidden talents and paving a platform representing at the national level.

He urged the players to uphold the game of spirit and assured all possible help to develop their talent and wished them all a grand and successful tournament. 

The programme also witnessed Silver Edition Blessings from Rev Dr L Tsanso, Executive Secretary, Lotha Baptist Churches Association, special song presentation from Sojano Tsopoe and acknowledgements from Khyolamo Humtsoe, Secretary Organising. The programme was chaired by T Penthungo Lotha.


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