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NPC Beats Ufone in a Friendly Cricket Match

The National Press Club (NPC) XI wins over Ufone XI in a close friendly encounter by 5 wickets in the exhibition cricket match played at MNA hostel Cricket Ground Islamabad.

National Press Club (NPC) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) with the collaboration of Ufone are organizing Inter-Media cricket tournament which will commence from May 25th.

According to details, the Ufone XI won the toss and elected to bat first. Ufone XI played well and scored 128 runs for 8 in allotted 10 overs. Saad Raqeeb scored 53 runs along with Khawaja Zulqadar with 33 were the main scorer. Afzal Javed took 2-12 while Mohsin Ali and Ayaz Akbar took one wicket each for NPC.

Chasing the target, NPC XI started innings aggressively. They got good partnerships throughout the innings. Saeed Qureshi’s three consecutive sixes made the NPC XI win over Ufone as they required 14 in the last over.

Mohsin Ali played an outstanding inning with 5 huge sixes and scored 32 runs with just 12 balls while Afzal Butt 29, Saeed Qureshi 23 and Afzal Javed made 18 runs respectively. From Ufone XI, Saeed Sarfraz and Muhammad Mehboob took one wicket each.

Head of Public Relations & Corporate Social Responsibility Ufone, Moazzam Ali Khan was the chief guest on the occasion who distributed prizes within the participants while Secretary National Press Club (NPC) Shahryar Khan, Secretary Organizing Committee Afzal Javed, Director Sports Capital Development Authority (CDA) I. K. Rizwan, NPC Sports Committee Chairman Ayaz Akbar and senior journalists were present on the occasion.

Afzal Butt and Saeed Qureshi were jointly declared man of the match while Mohsin Ali of NPC XI was declared best batsman for hitting most sixes from the winning side.

Speaking on the occasion Head of PR & CSR Ufone Moazzam Ali Khan appreciated NPC for organizing such a colorful event for the journalists of twin cities. ‘Ufone values its relationship with the media and will continue to support them in the future as we see this encouraging step towards along lasting relationship with media community’, he urged’.

Secretary NPC Shahryar Khan thanked Abdul Aziz, President and CEO Ufone for his extra support towards healthy activities for the media. He also lauded the efforts of Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Cahduhry Zaka Ashraf and Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) Engineer Farkhand Iqbal for providing sports equipment and facilities in Islamabad for National Press Club.

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