Commissioner Karachi assures Karachi City Cricket Association to support its case for Karachi’s representation in first class cricket

Karachi, August 24, 2015 (PPI-OT):Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqi has assured the KCCA to support its case for the Karachi’s representation in first class cricket to just one team instead of at least two teams. He said this while he was speaking as chief guest for the inauguration of Commissioner Karachi Cricket Cup 2015 at Karachi National Stadium. He said it is the right of players of Karachi to have representation for the two teams in the domestic cricket on the basis of numbers of players in the city as well as the talents they have shown in the history of cricket.

He said the city of Karachi is one of the largest cities of the country where different communities live here and it is the biggest cricket nursery of the country They have earned international recognition and have brought good name to the country. He further said he would personally talk to the Chairman of the PCB to get resolved this issue positively.

He said it is good sign that Sheharyar Khan has joined as PCB Chairman, He has held meeting with him at his office and assured to take steps to organise international cricket matches in the city. Commissioner further said that he has assued the chairman PCB that there is no issue of security for the sports activities including cricket matches. Recently Snooker International events have been organised in Karachi peacefully and successfully he added.

He further said that organising Commissioner Karachi Tournament is the honour for him. Later he inaugurated the tournament. On this occasion various test cricketers were also present including Danish Kaneria Anwer Ali and Sarfaraz Ahmed. Those who spoke on this occasion included the President of the KCCA Prof Ejaz Farooqi, Secretary ShafiqurRehmanKazmi, Wasim Bari, MehboobShah and the secretary of the organising committee of the tournament Jamil Ahmed and others

For more information, contact:
M. Shabih Siddiqui
Director Media
Commissioner Karachi Division
4, Club Road, Karachi
Tel: +92-21-99205610, +92-21-99205607
Fax: +92-21-99205652
Cell: +92-300-2294020