July 6, 2024

Pakistan Over-60s squad reaches England to contest Royal Nawab Cup


Pakistan News & Features Services

Pakistan’s 18-member Over-60s cricket squad, containing quite a few stalwarts of the past, reached United Kingdom on July 6 for two-week long tour during which will feature in five ODI matches against England Over-60s team besides contesting a couple of games against county outfits. 

According to the details shared by the Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association (PVCA), the five-match series between Pakistan and England, due to commence on July 8, will be played for Royal Nawab Cup which will be presented to the winning team at the end of the fifth and final encounter on July 19. The other three games are due to take place on July 12, July 15 and July 17. 

The Over-60s matches between Pakistan and England, acclaimed as two of the strongest teams, are expected to be close and exciting. Sizeable crowd at all venues is being anticipated in these games, which will also be streamed live. 

Nadeem Omar, owner of Quetta Gladiators, is leading the Pakistan side which also Fawad Ijaz Khan, Chairman, PVCA, and Saleem Malik, a former Pakistan captain. The other members of the squad are Sajid Ali, Syed Saghir Abbas, Syed Muhammad Ghaffar Kazmi, Muhammad Younus, Tahir Rashid (wicketkeeper), Muhammad Ashraf Pakhali, Shahid Mahboob, Syed Muhammad Shahabuddin, Syed Zafar Ali, Aamir Hameed, Muhammad Yaqoob, Badar Ansari, Syed Mansoor Hussain, Muhammad Akram and Zakir Baig (manager). 

It may be recalled that Pakistan Over-60s team, captained by Fawad Ijaz Khan, had emerged triumphant in the inaugural Over-60s World Cup which was staged at Brisbane, Australia, in 2022. Sadly, Pakistan was denied the opportunity to defend the title because of non-issuance of Indian visas to its players in the second edition of the Over-60s World Cup which was held at Chennai.


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