GHALANAI, 13 December: The first DCA cricket tournament got underway at Shagai cricket ground in Mohmand agency on Tuesday. Member of National Assembly Bilal Rahman inaugurated the tournament.

The opening match of the tournament was played between Sultan Abad Cricket Club and Panthers Cricket Club in which the former beat the later by eight wickets.

The Panther Cricket Club scored 98 runs while batting first. The Sultan Abad Cricket Club achieved the target for the loss of only two wickets.

A total of 20 teams from Mohmand agency, FR Peshawar and FR Kohat are participating in the tournament. The teams are divided into two pools. The pool A matches will be played in Mohmand agency while the pool B matches will begin in Kohat from tomorrow. All the matches will be played in Kohat Cricekt Stadium.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, MNA Bilal Rahman said a sports complex would be established in Haleemzai tehsil of Mohmand agency.