The picturesque cricket stadium in the port city of Gwadar is hosting an exhibition match today for the first time and it is broadcasted LIVE on AAJ Entertainment, the maiden match is dedicated to the late Pakistani climber Ali Sadpara, who was declared dead by family on Thursday days after he went missing on K2 - the 'Savage Mountain'.
This exhibition match has been organized by singer-song writer/actor/ anchor Fakhr-e-Alam on 19th Feb in the lush green stadium of Gwadar amidst the mountains of Balochistan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan shared the news on social media, he wrote the first-ever cricket match being held at Gwadar cricket stadium, the match was dedicated to Muhammad Ali Sadpara. The premier also put #CricketAtGwadar in the caption.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis, Zulfi Bukhari also tweets about the development.
The match features two teams Showbiz Sharks and the Gwadar Dolphins. British High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner presided over the coin toss at the stadium.
The 'Sooper Hai Pakistan Cup' includes two teams Showbiz Sharks Vs Gwadar Dolphins. Showbiz Sharks will be captained by Waseem Khan CEO PCB and will include Fakhr Alam, Faysal Qureishi, Ali Zafar, Saleem Sheikh, Aijaz Aslam, Shezad Roy, Sami Khan, Kamran Jeelani, Salman Saeed, Ali Safina and Noman Habib. The Gwadar Dolphins on the other hand, shall include local players including Zulfi Bukhari, Ali Zaidi and GOC Gwadar.