UC 18 wins 1st CM Shahbaz Sharif T20 Cricket Cup

RAWALPINDI, July 2 (APP): Union Council 18 team clinched
the First CM Shahbaz Sharif Flood Light Ramzan Twenty 20 Cup, played here at the Jamia Cricket Ground.

UC 18 team beat UC 27 team by 30 runs in the final on
Saturday and became the winners of the inaugural CM Shahbaz
Sharif Ramzan Twenty 20 Cup.

Batting first, UC 18 posted a total of 134 runs on the
score board. UC 27 team was unable to achieve the target and ended up scoring only 104 runs.

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting and
National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid who was the chief
guest on the occasion, distributed trophies among the winner and runner up teams.

Medals were also given to the players. The best batsman
and best all rounder of the tournament was Muhammad Ibrahim followed by Amir Hamza (best bowler) and Zeeshan Shafiq (best wicket keeper).

Such local sports activities play important role in
promotion of domestic sports activities in the country. Such sports events are manifestation of development of healthy trends in society which help promote sentiments of social harmony and peaceful co existence.

Addressing at the prize distribution ceremony, Senator
Pervaiz Rashid said that the elected representative from
Rawalpindi constituency NA 56 during the last general election, has given Rs. 300 million to a religious seminary which is associated with terrorism but he did not bother to give even Rs,300,000 to people of his constituency for promoting sports activities.

The minister said Hanif Abbasi has done a marvelous job
and fulfilled his responsibility by giving funds to sports.
He congratulated Hanif Abbasi and his team for organizing
such healthy sport activity in the garrison city.

Pervaiz Rashid said in the past, playgrounds were deserted
in the country due to terrorist activities and Pakistani players had to go to abroad for playing cricket and other games. However, he said now our playgrounds were once again attracting players which was a good omen for the whole country.

He said players always earned laurels for the country in
comity of the nations. But unfortunately in Pakistan the youth were deprived of healthy sports activities and were given suicidal jackets for terrorism, he added.

The minister said that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif
had promised before the general elections that his party would restore all recreational facilities in the country if the people reposed confidence in the Pakistan Muslim League (PML N) in the elections.

He said that the PM has fulfilled his promise, made with the
people during the general election campaign.

Former MNA Hanif Abbasi, MPA Raja Hanif, Ziaullah Shah, Rahat
Qudusi were also present on the occasion.