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By VINODE MAMCHAN
LAHORE – Pakistan: Special Assistant to Chief Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports in Pakistan Malik Umar Farooq has been installed as the Honorary President of MCL Pakistan.
This news was announced today by the Chairman and CEO of MCL Pakistan Mahammad Qureshi. Speaking from North Carolina Qureshi said: “It is with great pleasure that MCL Pakistan welcomes Malik Umar Farooq on board as the Honorary President of the organization.
“This organization intends to work through sports to serve Pakistan and help build honorable young men through holistic development. MCL Pakistan will be providing an opportunity for all young Pakistani cricketers to showcase their talent and be recognized. We are happy to provide a platform that will serve as a major boost for the country’s young cricketers not only in Pakistan but also around the world. Let the world see them play so that opportunities can be had.”
Qureshi said he holds Farooq in high esteem and is confident that he will do a good job as Honorary President. “I want to wish him all the best as we work together for the betterment of a nation we cherish.
We congratulate him on this appointment and assure you that we will ensure the success of MCL Pakistan with Farooq at the helm.”
Cricket administrator Qureshi is providing a boost to Pakistan cricket by hosting the Maq Cricket League (MCL) Pakistan T20 tournament in Pakistan from April 5 to 11.
The tournament carries a winning purse of Rupees one million and five teams will be battling for the coveted title. CMG has put together the Karachi Sharks, Lahore Lions, Peshwar Eagles, Islamabad Tigers, and Multan Panthers and is now inviting investors to come on board to get the license to run one of the teams. The cost for the investor to gain a license is Rupees 500,000 in the first year.
All matches will be played at the Maq Cricket Stadium in Hafizabad. This ground has been renamed after Mahammad Qureshi and it is a sprawling venue that is sure to attract spectators as the tournament grows.