Published : 28 September 2023
Recent news articles have claimed that China does not want to expand t...
Published : 28 September 2023
Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, ch...
Published : 27 September 2023
Special Investment Facilitation Council resumed the proceedings of 5th...
Published : 6 September 2023
اسلام آباد نگراں وزیر برائے منصوبہ بن...
Dated : 28 May 2023
Lahore Qalandars defeated PCB XI by ten wickets in the Takbeer Day Exhibition T_10 Cricket Match played here at the newly-built state-of-the-art Narowal Sports Complex on Sunday.
The exhibition cricket match has been arranged to mark the occasion of Youm-e-Takbeer on 28th May. This was also be the inaugural match at the Narowal Sports Complex, which was telecast live on PTV Sports. Haris Rauf led the Lahore Qalandars while Kamran Akmal captained the PCB XI.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) XI, batting first, posted 120 runs for the loss of five wickets in 10 overs. Asif Ali batted well for the PCB XI by hammering 62 runs off 22 balls while Kamran Akmal struck runs and Ali Imran 16 runs. Hunain bagged two wickets while Tayyab and Haris got one wicket each for Lahore Qalandars.
In reply, Lahore Qalandars reached home quite comfortably as they chased the target without any loss in just 7.5 overs. Fakhar Zaman emerged as hero of the match with unbeaten 68 off 23 balls while Tahir Baig also played a remarkable unbeaten knock of 51 runs off 23 balls.
Speaking on the occasion, Federal Minister for Planning Development & Special Initiatives, Ahsan Iqbal, said: "Today is a historic day. Pakistan carried out nuclear explosions on May 28 and on this day, we also made a revolutionary step for sports, so that the youth may get benefit from this Narowal Sports City, and prepare well to represent Pakistan in the Olympics, Asian Games and other international events and raise the flag of Pakistan after finishing on the podiums.”
About Narowal Sports City project, Mr. Ahsan Iqbal said: “When this complex is completely ready, 14 sports facilities will be available in it. Sports clinics and sports camps will be organized here throughout the year. The young talent of Pakistan will be brought and trained here, who, in return, will work hard and win international glories for Pakistan.”
Ahsan Iqbal also thanked Chief Executive Lahore Qalandars Atif Rana for sending the team for the inaugural cricket match at Narowal Sports Complex. “The role of Lahore Qalandars in the present structure of national cricket is commendable as they have provided the national team super stars, who are shinning across the world and also earning good name and fame for the country,” said Ahsan Iqbal.
Sharing his views, Atif Rana said: “Our aim is to show the way of Pakistan cricket to talented players across the country. We worked really hard on hunting and grooming fresh talent, transformed them into cricket stars and thanks to Allah Almighty, those galaxy of cricket stars are now shinning bright everywhere in the world.”