LAHORE – Pakistan top national players will be seen in action in a Twenty20 exhibition-cum-charity match on May 4 at Zahoor Elahi Stadium Gujrat.
The match will start at 2pm while Malik will lead Pakistan Blues comprising Imran Nazir, Rana Naveed, Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Akhtar, Abdur Rehman, Shahid Yousuf, Naved Latif and Shakeel Anjum and Afridi will lead Pakistan Greens having Aizaz Cheema, Kamran Akmal, Umer Akmal, Adnan Akmal, Azhar Ali, Rao Iftikhar, Taufeeq Umer, Imran Farhat, Saeed Ajmal and Sohail Tanveer.
“The purpose of holding the charity match is to raise funds for the school and cricket academy to be established at Sheikhupura Stadium,” the match organiser Rana Naved said this on Tuesday.
He said that all the cricketers had confirmed their participation and the city district government was cooperating with them in holding the match. “We would not only educate the children over there but also train them with all the modern facilities,” he claimed.
“Afridi is out of Pakistan for personal reasons and will be back on May 3 to join the other players the following day at Gujrat. The city district government is providing around 400 security personnel including lady police while special arrangements are being made to welcome the players in the city,” said Naved. “I have plan to hold similar matches at Faisalabad and Sialkot and will ask other cricketers to arrange such matches to raise funds for education and training young cricketers,” he concluded.