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Meet Table Tennis messiah Rameez Liyakatali Sumra who eyes to train youngsters for Olympics in India

August 19, 2020  

In an exclusive interview with DafaNews: It is a tale of enthusiasm meeting chances – and Sumra is grateful for the time-to-time opportunities. Nevertheless, sanguine Rameez has enjoyed his long walk ... Read More

Mehraj-ud-din Wadoo: the superman of Kashmir’s soccer landscape

August 17, 2020  

Exclusive interview with Wadoo: This is a narrative of Srinagar’s Amira Kadal-born football star Wadoo, who had received the first cheque of INR 5, 000 while playing for Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Po... Read More

From Kashmir to Leicestershire –talented Tanveer is a trailblazer

August 10, 2020  

In an exclusive interview with DafaNews, Tanveer, who impressed Leicestershire coaches hopes—to excel with both bat and ball. He is eyeing Team India, but first he’s got cricket history to make ... Read More

Akbar Khan: The poster boy of cycling in Kashmir

August 7, 2020  

Exclusive interview for Dafa News: From the prodigy teenager to the cycling sensation, Akbar Khan has given a facelift to the cycling in Kashmir   By Tanveer Rashid Magrey & Tahir Ibn Manzoor In t... Read More

Sakeena’s spun instant hit in Vale

July 2, 2020  

Sakeena Akther, the first woman cricket coach in Kashmir, shares why she chose the sport over a conventional life in the Valley. Interviewed by Tahir Ibn Manzoor for Dafanews Sakeena Akhter picked up ... Read More

Safia Chalkoo: The cadence to women’s cricket in Kashmir

July 2, 2020  

The picturesque Shaukat Ali stadium in Kashmir’s Baramulla district is an hour’s drive from Srinagar on National Highway IA, past the orchards, past the paddy fields that are abodes of cricket for the... Read More

Exclusive Interview with Parvez Rasool: Kashmir’s most famous cricketing son

July 2, 2020  

Parvez Rasool wants to do what he can to make the state’s future in the game brighter. In an exclusive interview with Dafanews, the torchbearer of erstwhile state – Jammu and Kashmir – Parvez Rasool t... Read More

Abdul Qayoom Bhagaw: The pace pioneer India could had

July 2, 2020  

Unerring accuracy was a hallmark of Qayoom’s 17-year-long playing career. The beauty of a successful fast bowler is in his line and length, in his art of controlling the ball and letting it talk... Read More