LONDON: Pakistan High Commission London’s Cricket Team participated in Pakistan Overseas Cricket Cup Tournament on 11 July 2021 and reached the final. The tournament was played at the Osterley Cricket Ground London.
High Commissioner Moazzam Ahmad Khan together with his spouse Ambassador (R) Leena Salim Moazzam and local MP Ms Ruth Cadbury attended the event besides the local fans of cricket.
The High Commissioner, who himself has played First Class Cricket in the past, was part of the High Commission’s Cricket Team. Other teams included Bestway Group, UKPCCI and United Lawyers Society.
Speaking on the occasion, the High Commissioner thanked the organizers for making excellent arrangements for the match. He said sporting events are a useful tool of public diplomacy and act as bridges between communities. The High Commission always encouraged sporting activities to bring different communities together, he added.
Ms Ruth Cadbury MP welcomed the teams to the local ground and said she was looking forward to more such healthy activities. She said, among many other common interests, cricket bound our two peoples together.
Matches were followed by a prize distribution ceremony by the High Commissioner and Ms Ruth Cadbury MP.
Maintaining necessary social distancing, the teams and the local cricket fans enjoyed the day out.