‘Iron Brothers Cricket Tournament’ held to mark 70 years of Pak-China diplomatic ties

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An eight-a-side ‘Iron Brothers Cricket Tournament’ featuring Pakistani, Chinese and Sri Lankan teams was held to celebrate 70th anniversary of the estab-lishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China.

The event was organized by Pakistan Embassy Beijing and sponsored by Habib Bank Limited Bei-jing Branch.

The one-day tournament held at Dongfeng International Sports Park, Chaoyang district was restricted to ten teams which included China Panda Team, Shanghai Cricket Association, Media, Em-bassy of Sri Lanka, Beijing Cricket Club, PECB and teams from the Embassy of Pakistan.

The tournament was well attended by Pakistani, Chinese and Sri Lankan communities and gave an opportunity to display the cricketing talents.

Pakistan Embassy Team “Kings” clinched the trophy while Pakistan Embassy College Beijing (PECB) and Beijing Sultan secured second and third positions.

The tournament was followed by a cultural gals and award ceremony at the Embassy of Pakistan, Beijing.

Addressing the audience, Pakistan Ambassador to China, Moin ul Haque appreciated the perform-ance and sportsmanship of participating teams.

He said the cricket tournament was part of over 100 eventsbeing organized to celebrate seven dec-ades of friendship and diplomatic ties between Paki-stan and China.Ambassador Haque also thanked the Chinese and Sri Lankan teams for participation and making the tournament a great success.

Lankan Ambassador to China, Dr. Palitha Ko-hona who was chief guest on the occasion, pre-sented trophy to winning Pakistan Embassy Kings team.—APP

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