CDA tape ball cricket tour­na­ment kicks off

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

IS­LAM­ABAD—Cap­i­tal De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity (CDA) on Sun­day kicked off its six-day Mar­galla Fes­ti­val All Pak­istan Tape Ball Cricket Tour­na­ment 2016 here at G-9 Markaz Cricket Ground.

Prime Min­is­ter’s Ad­vi­sor Bar­ris­ter Zafer Ul­lah was the chief guest at the in­au­gu­ral cer­e­mony, which was at­tended by Mem­ber En­vi­ron­ment CDA Sanaullah Aman, Na­tional Crick­eter Rana Naveed-ul-Has­san, Pres­i­dent Ten­nis Cricket Ball Fed­er­a­tion of Pak­istan Ma­lik Ma­herban Ali, fan of Pak­istan Cricket Chacha Cricket, play­ers of dif­fer­ent teams con­test­ing in the tour­na­ment and a large num­ber of peo­ple from twin cities.

Bar­ris­ter Zafer Ul­lah ap­pre­ci­ated the ef­forts of the CDA for en­gag­ing the youth in play­grounds.

He said that such healthy ac­tiv­i­ties would not only help boost tal­ent of youth but also pro­vide qual­ity en­ter­tain­ment to the res­i­dents of the city. He ap­pre­ci­ated the CDA man­age­ment for or­ga­niz­ing the tour­na­ment on such a large scale.

On this oc­ca­sion Mem­ber En­vi­ron­ment Sanaullah Aman said that the CDA had al­ways pro­vided healthy recre­ational op­por­tu­ni­ties to the res­i­dents of the city. He said that main theme be­hind or­ga­niz­ing the Mar­galla Fes­ti­val 2016 was to pro­vide qual­ity recre­ational op­por­tu­ni­ties in the city.

He said a num­ber of sports and cul­tural pro­grammes had planned in Mar­galla Fes­ti­val 2016 which in­cluded sports com­pe­ti­tions as well as cul­tural and other en­ter­tain­ment ac­tiv­i­ties.

Dur­ing the first day of the tour­na­ment, four matches were played. Muham­madi Supreme Club won the open­ing match of the tour­na­ment by beat­ing Young Broth­ers Club while Net­com won the sec­ond match by beat­ing Rizwan Eleven.

Sim­i­larly, Hawks Club and CDA Sha­heens won their matches by beat­ing their op­po­nents in re­main­ing two matches.

The tour­na­ment is be­ing played on knock out ba­sis. Forty teams from dif­fer­ent parts of the coun­try are par­tic­i­pat­ing in six day tour­na­ment. Nine matches will be played on the sec­ond day of the tour­na­ment.—APP

IS­LAM­ABAD: Prime Min­is­ter’s Ad­vi­sor Bar­ris­ter Za­far Ul­lah, CDA Mem­ber En­vi­ron­ment Sanaullah Aman, na­tional crick­eter Rana Naveed ul Has­san, Pres­i­dent Ten­nis Cricket Ball Fed­er­a­tion of Pak­istan, Ma­lik Ma­herban Ali, die-hard fan of Pak­istan Cricket Chacha Cricket and oth­ers at in­au­gu­ral cer­e­mony of All Pak­istan Tape Ball Cricket Tour­na­ment.

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