Anti-Drug Cricket Tournament: Second Round of Anti-Drug Cricket Tournament Begins Today | Cochin News

Kochi: The first round of DIG’s Cup, the anti-drug cricket tournament launched by the Ernakulam Rural Police, concluded on Sunday. The tournament was organized as an IPL style competition between teams comprising police officers and students. The police aim to promote sport as an alternative to drug addiction, through this event, while raising awareness of the fight against drugs and improving the partnership between the public police and the police. No less than 34 teams competed in five sub-divisions. The police stations which emerged victorious in the sub-division are Aluva West (Aluva sub-division), Kunnathunad (Perumbavoor), Oonnukal (Muvattupuzha), Varapuzha (Munambam) and Puthen Kurish (Puthen Kurish). These teams will play in the second round of matches which will take place in Aluva from Monday to Wednesday (June 26, International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking). “The Perumbavoor sub-division included players including IPL player Basil Thampi. The second round will begin at 10 a.m. The players will take an anti-drug pledge,” said district police chief Vaibhav Saxena. tnn

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