CDA tape ball cricket tournament kicks off
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.