Shaharyar meets VC Beaconhouse University
LAHORE—Shahid Hafeez Kardar, Vice Chancellor Beaconhouse National University and son of Pakistan’s first Test Captain Abdul Hafeez Kardar (late), called upon Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board, Shaharyar M. Khan at Gaddafi Stadium here on Tuesday.
Various issues of mutual interest were discussed during the meeting. Having recently shared PCB’s plans to revive university cricket at a meeting of Vice Chancellors of various universities, Chairman PCB discussed these ideas in detail with Kardar.
“While the revival of club cricket is necessary, PCB is also keen to develop linkages with educational institutions across the country in order to further strengthen the game at the grassroots level,” stated Shaharyar M. Khan.
Chairman PCB also shared his plans for the recently announced nationwide school cricket tournament. The tournament known as Hafeez Kardar Cup be organized by PCB and will be administered by all 16 regions.
Junior selectors will be tasked to monitor this tournament with the best players being shortlisted for training at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.
Kardar thanked Chairman PCB for honouring his late father Abdul Hafeez Kardar, by naming the planned school cricket championship after his name. In a bid to promote grassroots cricket in Pakistan, he announced a trophy and cash award of Rs 100,000 for Best School Player of the Year on behalf of the Kardar family.
“Cricket is a unifying force and a key tool for national integration. I wish Pakistan Cricket Board success in its efforts to further promote the game in the country,” said Kardar.
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