Pakistan clinches first Inter-Parliamentary Cricket World Cup


Staff Report


Pakistan won the first Inter-Parliamentary Cricket World Cup in London on Friday by defeating Bangladesh in the Final by nine wickets, said a press release received from London on Saturday.

The 25 member squad of Pakistani Parliamentarians was led by MNA Makhdoom Zain Hussain Qureshi. The Final was played between Pakistan and Bangladesh at Worsley Bridge Rd, Beckenham. Bangladesh batted first and scored 104 runs at the loss of eight wickets in 20 over.

From Pakistani Side, Federal Minister Ali Amin Khan Gandapur played a remarkable innings and scored 52 runs. This put Pakistan on a strong footing. Pakistan won by nine wickets and completed the given target in 12 overs. The National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser also witnessed the match and encouraged the fellow Parliamentarians.

Asad Qaiser congratulated Pakistan Parliamentary Cricket team for its victory against Bangladesh in final of Inter Parliamentary Cricket World Cup in London.

In a message, he specially congratulated Ali Amin Gandapur and Ali Zahid for exhibiting excellent performance.

The four-day tournament had begun on Tuesday with lawmakers from Pakistan, England, Australia, New Zealand, India, Bangladesh and Afghanis­tan taking to the field.

Member of British Parliament, Chris Heaton-Harris, was the architect of this Inter Parliamentary Cricket World Cup. The Parliamentarians were hosted by the Speaker of the House of Commons and Foreign Secretary of the UK at the House of Lords and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, respectively, earlier. The ceremony for distribution of trophies will be held at the British Prime Minister’s official Residence at 10-Downing Street, where a Garden Party has been arranged for Sunday the 14th of July 2019.

Taking to Twitter, former finance minister Asad Umar congratulated the parliamentary team on their victory and reminded the nation that the lawmakers had travelled to participate in the tournament “not at taxpayers cost”.