Top players ready for T20 cricket series

LAHORE – All top players of Pakistan are likely to represent national cricket team in an exhibition T20 cricket series being staged from July 19 to support the thousands of the internally displaced person (IDPs).

Star all-rounder Shahid Afridi, Younis Khan, Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul and others have expressed their keenness to be a part of Pakistan A in the fund-raising matches being played from July 19 to 26 in four different centres of the country.

People from all walks of life especially the young generation are taking keen interest in the 4-match cricket series being organised under the aegis of the Sports Board of Punjab. A large number of top actors, actresses, sports stars, politicians and other personalities will attend the matches to make the fund-raising campaign a success.

Leading pop singers will also perform during the matches to offer maximum entertain to spectators and donors. A spokesman of the Sports Board said that hundreds of male and female youth have contacted the board offices to gain complete information regarding the upcoming series.

The 'A' team has already been announced – Sharjeel Khan, Sami Aslam, Babar Azam, Nasir Jamshed, Faisal Iqbal, Haris Sohail, Sohaib Maqsood, Fawad Alam, Anwar Ali, Bilawal Bhatti, Raza Hassan, M Sami, Ehsan Adil, Yasir Shah and Imran Khan.

The selected 'A' team will play four exhibition matches at Rawalpindi, Multan, Faisalabad and Lahore on July 19, 21, 24 and 26 respectively.

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