PESHAWAR: Khyber Green Azmeri marched to the victory in Fata Super League defeating Bajaur 11 Tigers by scoring 220 at the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs against 137 by the runners up.
It was the second time the Azmeri’s bagged the Fata Super Leagu Trophy. Nasir Khan was declared the man of the match.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said that importance of sports is well admitted reality; which truly are the best means to bring up and train the new generations and promoting constructive norms and social activities in the society.
The world over, he added, sports carry importance in socio-civic life of people and even now a days, role of sports in promoting economic activities is also a well acknowledged fact.
This he said while talking at the concluding ceremony of the Fata Super League-2018 at Jamrud in Khyber Agency on Friday. Member National Assembly al Haj Shahji Gul, Capt (retd) Shahid Khan Afridi and other parliamentarians from Fata as well as a number of tribal elders were also present on the occasion. The Fata Super League was participated by 24 cricket teams from across Fata who also comprised of 10 players bearing international level credentials.
The governor while appreciating the quality and standards of the Fata Super League said that the players being nourished at this forum are no doubt our precious national asset. The ongoing efforts to offering them better education and training facilities, he said, are aimed at to enable them play their visible role at the national level in every field of life. To ensuring peace and stability on sustainable basis, promoting national cohesion, making development and prosperity possible and especially to achieving the targets set for education and training of youth are our foremost priorities and neither we have compromised on this account in the past nor will tolerate any hurdle in this respect in future, the governor said.
Later on the governor gave away championship trophy to the winner team Khyber Agency and also delivered prizes to the players who have competed with distinctions during the Fata Super League matches.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 31st, 2018.