Sha­har­yar meets VC Bea­con­house Uni­ver­sity

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS - SPORTS RE­PORTER

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.

LAHORE: PU VC Dr Mu­jahid Kamran with two PU ath­letes Muham­mad Laiq and Muham­mad Yasir who will par­tic­i­pate in Ju­nior Asian Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onship to be held in Viet­nam.

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