Cricket in China

Peshawar Zalmi to promote Cricket in China | En-Ur-Chinese

With a Social Corridor Initiative “Pakistan China Dosti Zindabad ” slogan and chant that warm hearts of every Pakistani and Chinese brother. With that spirit, Pakistan Super League Champions Peshawar Zalmi to promote Cricket in China, Mr. Wang Weiguang President Of Chinese Academy Of Social Sciences China & Ms. Zhao Baige Vice-Chair NPC, Chair Advisory Committee of CASS- RDI Project (CPEC) meet Chairman of Peshawar Zalmi Mr Javed Afridi in Lahore.

Chinese delegate congratulated Peshawar Zalmi on PSL title. Mr Javed Afridi assures Chinese delegate that Peshawar Zalmi will help and contribute to promoting Cricket in China & Mr. Javed Afridi also accepted the invitation of Chinese friends to visa China and will visit next month. Peshawar Zalmi Chairman will visit to meet China Cricket board & discuss the promotion of cricket in our neighbour country.

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Pakistan people are proud of brotherly relation with China and very hopefully this relation will grow further like Mountains of Himalayas with ground breaking CPEC mega project.

中巴友谊万岁 (پاک چین دوستی زندہ باد)


پاکستان سپر لیگ چیمین پشاور زلمی پاکستان اور چین کے درمیان عظیم دوستی کے رشتے کو مزید مظبوط کرے گی ۔پشاوع زلمی کے چیرمین جاوید آفریدی چینی حکام کی دعوت پر آیندہ ماہ چین کا دورے کرے گے اور چین کرکٹ بورڈ کے ساتھ مل چین میں کرکٹ کے فروغ کے حوالے سے پلان ترتیب دیں گے ۔پاکستان کے دورے پر آنیوالے چینی مہمان
Mr. Wang Weiguang
President Of Chinese Academy Of Social Sciences China
Ms. Zhao Baige
Vice-Chair NPC, Chair Advisory Committee of CASS- RDI Project (CPEC)
نے لاہور میں پشاور زلمی کے چیرمین جاوید آفریدی سے ملاقات کی ۔معزز چینی مہمانوں نے پی ایس ایل میں پشاور زلمی کی کامیابی پر جاوید آفریدی کو مبارکباد دی اور ساتھ ہی انہیں چین میں کرکٹ کے فروغ کے حوالے سے دورہ چین کی دعوت دی ۔جاوید آفریدی نے شکریہ کے ساتھ دعوت قبول کرلی ۔چیرمین پشاور زلمی آیندہ ماہ چین کا دورہ کرے چینی کرکٹ بورڈ کے حکام سے ملاقات کریں گے.تمام پاکستان کی طرح پشاور زلمی کو بھی ہمالیہ سے کے پہاڑوں سے بلند پاک چین دوستی پر فخر ہے اور اس عظیم دوستی کو مزید مظبوط کرنے میں پشاور زلمی اپنا کردار ادا کرے گی

中巴友谊万岁 (پاک چین دوستی زندہ باد )



“PSL冠军白沙瓦zalmi”促进社会走廊倡议在中国板球。”巴基斯坦中国友谊万岁”的口号,高唱着每一个巴基斯坦和中国的哥哥温暖的心。与巴基斯坦超级联赛冠军白沙瓦zalmi精神促进板球在中国。王伟光先生(中国社会科学院中国总裁)和赵女士副主席全国人大代表、主席顾问委员会卡斯- RDI项目(CPEC)在拉合尔。中国代表团祝贺白沙瓦zalmi PSL标题。Javed Afridi先生向中国代表,白沙瓦zalmi将帮助和促进中国板球。贾韦德Afridi也接受邀请的中国朋友。白沙瓦zalmi主席将访问中国板球协会在参观兄弟国家将帮助发展板球在中国提供全面的支持。白沙瓦zalmi媒体部

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PSL Champions Peshawar Zalmi keeps on performing off the field as well

PSL Champions Peshawar Zalmi keeps on performing off the field as well. Peshawar Zalmi Foundation handed over Rs.60,000 each to Peshawar Zalmi Foundation’s Talent Hunt Stars.

Emergence of Peshawar and KPK Cricket in Pakistan is no more a surprise and Peshawar Zalmi is continuing its mission of #BringingBackSmiles and appreciating young emerging cricketers.Ceremony held in Peshawar to give away Rs 60,000 to 26 Best cricketers of Peshawar Zalmi talent hunt.Head Coach of Peshawar Zalmi Muhammad Akram said that “Cricket talent in across KPK really impressed me and in future Peshawar Zalmi will do more talent hunt programs in KPK and this exercise will not only help KPK but also Pakistan Cricket”.

In his message the Chairman of Peshawar Zalmi Mr.Javed Afridi also stated that Peshawar Zalmi’s mission of #BringingBackSmiles will continue to help cricketers of grass root level and in future they will also try to provide more facilities and coaching programs for the raw talent of KPK Cricket. He said “Delighted to see these young boys rewarded for their hard work & I hope they inspire others to follow in their footsteps”.

Peshawar Zalmi and Pakistan cricket team’s fast bowler Junaid Khan,Manager Abdul Rehman and Former Cricketer Arshad Khan was also present on generous this occasion.


JS Bank honored Sarfaraz after CT17 triumph

It was 18th June and Pakistan had to play final of Champions Trophy 2017 against arch rivals India at Oval. Before toss no one was even thinking of picking Pakistan as favorites; only fans of Pakistan were hoping a win from nowhere. On that particular day Pakistan only lost the toss, other things went in favor of Sarfaraz & Pakistan and finally became champions of Champions Trophy at Oval; it was first time Pakistan picking that trophy. Sarfaraz took decisions of bowling change at right time and every time his bowlers picked up wickets. Key performance of that final was Pakistan’s all round performance, but we can’t miss out those four crucial catches taken by Captain behind the wickets in all important final game of the tournament.


After winning the CT17, Sarfaraz & team Pakistan came back to Pakistan and received a heroics welcome. Whether it was from balcony of Sarfaraz’s home, or Hassan Ali’s welcome at his own hometown or Junaid Khan’s welcome at his village. It was superb atmosphere around the country which isn’t stopping anywhere now.  On the continuation of these celebrations players are being called on TV programs on regular basis now. Sarfaraz Ahmed was invited on GEO TV’s game show Geo Khelo Pakistan hosted by legendary bowlers Wasim Akram and Shoaib AKhtar. 

JS Bank Gifted BMW to Sarfraz Ahmed



On that particular occasion JS Bank Limited became the first brand to honor the winning Captain of Pakistan team, Sarfaraz Ahmed and awarded him with a brand new BMW X1 for bringing the Champions Trophy 2017 home. This superb gesture by JS Bank was appreciated all over the MEDIA including, electronic, print and Social media. On twitter that news trending topic with the hashtag of #JSHonorsSarfraz.

JS Bank set the tendency to appreciate players (champions) of Pakistan and I believe it won’t stop here; it should be followed by other brands as well to recognize our champions in their own style.


Pakistan’s very own Virtual Reality Cricket game at KFC, Barkat Market today.


Cricingif & PepsiCo have collaborated to launch Pakistan’s very own Virtual Reality cricket game in a four-day-long activation held in Lahore. The activation, held from 19th May, 2017 till 21st May, 2017, will attract thousands of frenzied fans in a cricket-mad nation.

Pepsi previously joint hands for finding the young and talented players from all over Pakistan under their trial program called ‘Future 11’. According to Pepsi & PCB Future11 campaign will groom youngsters from the start so that in future they will become assets for the Pakistani team.

Experiencing the VR game Salman Butt (Marketing Director – PepsiCo) said “The digital era has enabled Pepsi to connect and reach wider group of audience than before. Owing to our nation’s interest in technology and innovation, Cricingif’s VR game has enabled PepsiCo with cutting edge viral technology that will help us connect with even more diverse group of people. We created an impact amongst Pakistani audience on-ground in Pepsi Future 11 campaign we are sure that people will cherish the VR game & enjoy the immersive experience”.

Today the first-of-its-kind game developed in-house by Cricingif has the following exciting features for the cricket lovers

1. Know what it feels like to step onto the pitch in front of thousands of fans. Play and win in VR

2. Batting challenge for 2 overs, Are you as good as Misbah? Can you score 26 in 1 over?

3. How good are you with fast and spin bowlers? Can you spin the game?

4. Day and night match shift options

Talking about the partnership for the activation, CEO of Cricingif, Shahid Rasool mentioned, “We went into a strategic partnership with Pepsi as they are the largest beverage brand in Pakistan and they have been at the forefront of the promotion of the game. Pepsi has encouraged Pakistani cricket not only at the international stage, but it has also been involved in unearthing of talent at the grassroots level”.


Cricingif is a first of its kind cricket coverage platform that offers the fastest ball-by-ball updates, including scores, GIFs, and video clips, along with live streaming. Cricket flows in the blood of Pakistan and there is a massive need for 360-degree coverage when it comes to cricket. Consumers in Pakistan, as they become busier and more and tech-savvy, are looking for on-demand solutions that can help them stay connected to the game at every turn even if they can’t watch the game completely. Realizing this gap in the market, Cricingif aims to provide the most engaging cricket coverage using ball by ball clips which no one else in the world is offering currently. Cricingif’s clip for every ball video coverage feature on the platform / app enables users to replay and share the most important moments of the game.

They have entered into exclusive long term partnerships with the ICC (International Cricket Council) & PSL (Pakistan Super League) for ball by ball highlights to continue to provide users the best possible cricket cricket viewing experience online and on their smartphone.


Packages Mall: 3-9 pm (17th May, 2017)

Garden Town KFC: 1-9 pm (18th & 19th, 2017)

Hashtags to use: #VRCricingif #Future11

Twitter accounts: @_cricingif @PepsiPakistan

1st Test | Pakistan win by 7 wickets against West Indies

Misbah Ul Haq captain of Pakistan Cricket team finished the game two back-to-back sixes and give Pakistan team another test win. Pakistan was chasing a small target of 32 which suddenly became a headache for them as they lost three wickets in the process, but Misbah came and hit two sixes of his only two balls faced. Pakistan is now 1-0 up in the series and still 2 more test matches to be played in this series.

Now Pakistan is going well in the Caribbeans, after winning both T20 International and One Day International series, now they are heading towards Test series win as well. This Test has its own importance because Pakistan’s two premier middle-order batsmen (Misbah and Younis Khan) are going to retire at the completion of the series.


Younis Khan became first Pakistani, 6th Asian and 13th Overall batsman to make 10000 or more runs in Test Cricket, he needed 23 more runs to achieve this milestone before coming into this test match and he achieved this by sweeping on the bowl of Chase by getting four runs on 3rd day of the Game.

Misbah Ul Haq also achieved his own milestone of making 5000 Test runs in this same test match. He also finished the match with two sixes, which gives him a lot of unique records.

Misbah left stranded at 99 not out. First Pakistan batsman and 6th in history to remain not out on 99 in Tests. Mohammad Abbas was adjudged LBW after reviewing it was an umpire’s call.

Muhammad Amir got six wickets in first match, after returning to Cricket it is his first five or more wickets haul in International Cricket. This Aamir’s 6-44 are best bowling figures by a Pakistan fast bowler in Tests in last 7 years. Since Asif’s 6-41 in Sydney 2010.

This is Misbah-ul-Haq’s 25th Test win as a captain and all 25 have been away from home (Pakistan). As Pakistan is playing their home series at neutral venue (UAE).

Yasir Shah awarded as a player of the match on his super bowling in the second innings as he finished up with 6 wickets, he has also picked up two wickets in first innings.


West Indies 1st Innings 286-10 (95)

Roston Chase 63 off 151, Shane Dowrich 56 off 130, Jason Holder (c) not out 57 off 75. Mohammad Amir 6/44.

Pakistan 1st Innings 407-10 (138.4)

Babar Azam 72 off 201, Younis Khan 58 off 138, Misbah-ul-Haq not out 99 off 223, Sarfraz Ahmed 54 off 70. Shannon Gabriel 92/3, Alzarri Joseph 71/3

West Indies 2nd Innings 152-10 (52.4)

Kieran Powell 49 off 84. Yasir Shah 63/6

Pakistan 2nd Innings 36-3 (10.5)

Misbah-ul-Haq (c) not out 12 off 3

Pakistan won by 7 wkts

West Indies Playing XI:

Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Vishaul Singh, Shane Dowrich (wk), Roston Chase, Jason Holder (c), Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel

Pakistan Playing XI:

Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Abbas

NEXT: 2nd Test will be played at Bridgetown, Barbados from Sunday, 30 April.

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Dolmen Celebrates the Journey of Love and Togetherness

Donned as a mall with a heart by its valued customers, Dolmen Malls is committed to enrich customer experience through unparalleled hospitality, service, value based offers, discounts, festivals and more.

Draped in a carousel of festivities, Dolmen Malls is celebrating the journey of love and togetherness through numerous activities throughout February and March. Offers and discounts leading up to 70% on renowned local and international brands are being offered daily to shoppers while multiple new lawn collections are being unveiled along with activities from leading fashion, beauty and food brands

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The sea facing mall in Clifton exudes the nation’s fervor towards cricket making ‘Dolmen Loves Cricket’, highlight of the month. Howzaat deals in the food court in all three malls, décor and the match screening in Dolmen Mall Clifton are making the atmosphere livelier as the season of Pakistan Super League (PSL) gains momentum. Cricket fans are relishing live cricketing moments in the food court, participating in sporting discussions and attaining opportunities to have cricketing celebrity encounters.

“We take pride in giving our customers a reason to revel the joys of love, togetherness and their fervor for food, sports, and shopping. For us, our customers are more important than anything else. This is their mall and they tell us what they would like to see – we make it happen,” said Naureen Khan, General Manager Marketing, Dolmen Group.

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Additionally, within the realm of Dolmen Cares, the mall’s community engagement initiative, Dolmen Mall announced a one-year collaboration with Cricket Junoonis, the official fan club of Pakistan Cricket (endorsed by PCB), to celebrate the love of the sport. Junooni fans and families enrolled through Dolmen Mall will benefit for the entire year with numerous discounts, prizes, trips, and more. For the current season of PSL, the partnership will provide 15 lucky draw customers from Dolmen malls Clifton, Tariq Road and Hyderi a chance to go to Dubai on an all-expense paid trip for the PSL playoffs and become stars of the Dolmen Junooni travelogue that will be televised on leading national televisions.


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Cricket Comes Home | Zimbabwe Tour of Pakistan

Finally Cricket Comes Home, Last day Pakistan played against Zimbabwe after 6 years, they played their first International Match; Thanks to Zimbabwe Cricket Board , Their Players, Pakistan Cricket Board, and Pakistan Government.

Role of ICC was not convincingly though towards Pakistan & its nation, they didn’t send their officials to Lahore. PCB is doing it all at their own efforts.

I am very hopeful that few teams will plan to tour Pakistan.