Wasim Akram participates in Ufone Cricket League
21 November, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Ufone Cricket League (UCL) was conducted by Ufone for its valued employees. The final was played between North Titans and South Strikers with the former defeating the latter in an exhilarating final match held at Shalimar Cricket Ground here the other day.
Ufone president Abdul Aziz and Ufone's brand ambassador former Pakistan Test captain Wasim Akram graced the occasion as chief guests. The UCL Ufone Cricket League, spanned over one and half month, comprised of 64 teams with 14 Ufone employees per team. The victorious teams from all four regions made it to the semifinals that comprised URock, South Strikers, North Titan and Central Wolves.
Electing to bat first, South Strikers posted a total of 79 runs for the loss of 2 wickets and gave a target of 80 runs to North Titans who with their aggressive batting completed the required target in just 5.4 over for the loss of 2 wickets. Adil Asghar was declared the man of the match for his outstanding effort with bat. Cricket legend Wasim also participated and played an important role for both teams. Wasim batted and bowled one over each for both sides. He was greeted with a standing ovation from the crowd that was thoroughly entertained with his exhilarating performance as he hammered the ball out of the ground on several occasions.
After the conclusion of the final, Wasim distributed trophies and prizes among the players. Addressing the audience, Wasim said he had played cricket almost after four years. He said he was extremely happy to come here and got an opportunity to watch good cricket. “I am happy that Ufone is playing its role in patronizing talent and he is proud of being the member of the Ufone team.”