CM sees national team as T20 World Champion

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Staff Reporter

CEO Lahore Qalander Atif Rana called on Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar at the CM’s Office on Saturday.

Matters regarding the promotion of cricket in the province came under discussion during the meeting.

The Chief Minister lauded the game of Lahore Qalander’s Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi in T20 World Cup and said that they have won the hearts of the nation by exhibiting outstanding performance.

He said that Muhammad Asif and others also played memorable cricket in the T20 World Cup. Usman Buzdar said that he is confident that the National Team will return as a T20 World Champion. He said that Lahore Qalander have taken exemplary steps to promote the new talent.

Usman Buzdar assured that he will soon visit Lahore Qalander High-Performance Center. He said that the government will support Lahore Qalander’s programme to bring the new talent into the limelight.

Cooperation between Punjab Sports Board and Lahore Qalander for the promotion of cricket at the grassroots level will be reviewed. Usman Buzdar directed Secretary Sports to present a plan in this regard.

He said that the incumbent government is making serious efforts for the promotion of sports and recreational activities in the province. He further stated that high-performance centers are also being set up in Faisalabad and Sialkot.

A comprehensive sports policy has already been announced for the promotion of sports activities in the province.

Atif Rana apprised the Chief Minister about High Performance Centers and the programme of holding the cricket tournaments at Mohallah level. Usman Buzdar appreciated the proposed programme to organize cricket tournaments at Mohallah level in Lahore.

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