ADGP Jammu Zone honours Indian Deaf cricketer Umar Ashraf

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, July 6: In a ceremony held at the Zonal Police Headquarters Jammu (ZPHQ), Anand Jain, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Jammu Zone, honoured Umar Ashraf, an Indian Deaf cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir.
The event was graced by the presence of Ranjeet Kalra, Member of the J&K Sports Council, who joined Anand Jain in honoring the special cricketer.
Umar Ashraf represented India as a member of the deaf cricket team in a bilateral series played in England from June 18 to 27. The series witnessed a stellar performance by the Indian team, which emerged victorious by winning five out of the seven matches.
Anand Jain, while commending Umar Ashraf for his extraordinary talent and unwavering commitment, expressed his happiness over Umar’s participation in the series. “Umar has made all of us proud. It is inspiring to see an outstanding cricketer from J&K representing India and bringing laurels to our country. I wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours,” Jain remarked.
On the occasion, Anand Jain also praised Ranjeet Kalra for his exceptional contribution towards the promotion of sports, especially for specially-abled players. In recognition of Umar Ashraf’s achievements, Anand Jain presented him a memento on behalf of the J&K Police.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Indian deaf cricket team was earlier honoured by the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Dr Virender Kumar, upon their return from England.

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