LAHORE: National cricket team captain Sarfraz Ahmed said that Sports Board Punjab (SBP) has taken remarkable measures for the promotion of sports in the province.
“The establishment of cricket coaching academies under the supervision of legend cricketer Zaheer Abbas is a wonderful feat on the part of Sports Board Punjab,” he expressed these views during his meeting with Director General Sports Punjab Zulfiqar Ahmed Ghumman at his office in National Hockey Stadium on Saturday.
Sports Journalists Association of Lahore (SJAL) chairman Zahid Maqsood, President Aqeel Ahmed, Secretary Ashraf Chaudhary, Mohammad Yaqoob, Azhar Masood, Sanaullah, Ehtshamul Haq and Afzal Chaudhary were also present during the meeting. Director General Sports Punjab Zulfiqar Ahmed Ghumman briefed the national cricket skipper about the measures taken by Sports Board Punjab for growth of sports.
National cricket team captain Sarfraz Ahmed admired the efforts of Sports Board Punjab for the betterment of sports community under the dynamic leadership of Director General Sports Punjab Zulfiqar Ghumman. “Pakistan will get a fresh lot of players in near future from the academies established by Sports Board Punjab,” he added.
Sarfraz expressed his hope that sports culture will grow under the supervision of Director General Sports Punjab Zulfiqar Ghumman. “Sports Board Punjab’s gymnasiums and grounds in various districts of Punjab will produce plenty of quality players to serve Pakistan in near future,” he stated. “Seven cricket coaching academies in several cities under the supervision of legend cricketer Zaheer Abbas will also provide sufficient bench strength to Pakistan cricket team”.
Earlier, Director General Sports Punjab Zulfiqar Ahmed Ghumman welcomed the national cricket team captain Sarfraz Ahmed upon his arrival at National Hockey Stadium. DG SBP Zulfiqar Ghumman also congratulated Sarfraz on winning coveted Champions Trophy title.
He paid rich tributes to national skipper saying that Pakistan cricket team achieved amazing accomplishments in a short period under the young leadership of Sarfraz Ahmed. “Pakistan cricket team will get more big victories under the captaincy of Sarfraz Ahmed,” he concluded. Later, DG SBP Zulfiqar Ghumman presented a souvenir to Sarfraz Ahmed.