A budding cricketer from Jammu & Kashmir has been killed in Army firing in a village near Srinagar. 

 

Nayeem Bhat, who had recently attended a national Under-19 camp, represented Government Degree college and Kashmir in several junior tournaments. He was killed when the Indian Army opened fire on a stone-pelting mob.

 

“He was selected for J & K at the youth level, but never made it to the senior team. He was playing for his college, but was still very confident of making it, despite his current bad patch,” a friend of the deceased was quoted as saying by a news agency.

 

Nayeem had reportedly been declared the best player in a district tournament, recently.