Lahore, May 31, 2016 (PPI-OT):Mr. Shahid Hafeez Kardar, Vice Chancellor Beaconhouse National University and son of Pakistan’s first Test Captain Mr. Abdul Hafeez Kardar (late), called upon Chairman PCB Mr. Shaharyar M. Khan at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.
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 Mr. 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 Mr. Shaharyar M. Khan.
Chairman PCB shared his plans for the recently announced nationwide school cricket tournament. The tournament will be known as the Hafeez Kardar Cup. This tournament will 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.
Mr. Shahid Hafeez Kardar thanked Chairman PCB for honouring his late father Mr. Abdul Hafeez Kardar, Pakistan’s first ever Test Captain, by naming the planned school cricket championship in his name. In a bid to promote grassroots cricket in Pakistan, Mr. Shahid Hafeez Kardar announced a trophy and cash award of PKR 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 Mr. Kardar.
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