Nowshera Zalmi Greens win Zalmi Azadi Cup
Nowshera Zalmi Greens won the Zalmi Azadi Cup 2018. In the final, they defeated Khyber Zalmi Greens by seven wickets, a press release said.
Dost Muhammad Khan, interim chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Javed Afridi, chairman of Peshawar Zalmi, gave away the prizes after the final.
Put into bat, Khyber Zalmi scored 151 all out. Rehan Afridi top scored with 40. Umar Alam took three wickets.
In reply, Nowshera Zalmi Greens chased down the target quite easily, losing only three wickets.
Raza Gillani was impressive with the bat during his knock of 40 runs. For Khyber Zalmi Greens, Sameen Gul took two wickets.
Dost Muhammad Khan said the Azadi Cup was a source of joy on the auspicious occasion of the Pakistan Independence Day.
Meanwhile, Javed Afridi said the Zalmi Foundation will continue to promote sports for the youth.
Through the Zalmi Azadi Cup, hundreds of cricketers got the chance to showcase their talent and have a proper platform to play.
After the success of Zalmi Azadi Cup and Zalmi School League, they are now looking forward to the Zalmi Madrasa League.
Mohammad Akram, head coach of Peshawar Zalmi, said that the tournament produced some fine young players. He urged the cricketers to keep working hard.