A national-level friendly T10 match will be played at the Narowal Cricket Ground – a newly-built sports facility – on May 28 for which the district administration in collaboration with a Pakistan Cricket Board team has made elaborate arrangements.
Chairing a review-meeting, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal directed officials to complete all arrangements by May 22 as Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is likely to be the chief guest on the occasion for the soft launch of the Narowal Sports City.
Besides other games, the Narowal Sports City has 14 stadiums and sports courts such as cricket, football, hockey, volleyball, squash, table tennis, lawn tennis, badminton, as well as swimming pools. It is pertinent to mention here that parliament members and retired cricketers would be invited to witness the cricket match of leading national-level players, to be broadcast live by PTV Sports.
Ahsan Iqbal says government to construct 250-mini sports complexes at district level as part of PM Youth Initiatives
Ahsan Iqbal said that the key objective of this activity was to provide the best platform to the young people. He believed that the youth had immense potential to transform Pakistan. Earlier, PCB Chairman Najam Sethi informed the participants that all arrangements had been finalized regarding the T-10 match pitch and the ground.
He said that a special PCB team had been deployed at the spot which had completed the technical matters of the match. The meeting also decided that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting would start the advertisement one week before the match, and all steps would be taken to facilitate the spectators and players.
Last time, over 10,000 spectators were present at the ground, and on May 28, the number was expected to exceed the previous figure. Since the incumbent government came into power in April 2022, several initiatives have been taken for the youth and the construction of a 250-mini sports complexes across Pakistan at the district level as part of the PM Youth Initiatives to provide basic facilities to the youth.