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London cricket team arrives in Lahore for friendly matches



A representational image of cricket players during a match. — Pexels/File

LAHORE: A twenty-member London cricket team, led by captain Irfan Akram, touched down in Lahore on Sunday morning, marking the beginning of a series of friendly matches set to ignite the cricketing scene in the city.

Under the astute leadership of team manager Adnan Akram, the London squad is gearing up for an exciting lineup of matches, promising an exhilarating display of cricketing prowess and camaraderie. The itinerary includes a highly anticipated clash against the Aleem Dar Academy at the Aleem Dar Cricket Ground on April 14th, where fans can expect a riveting showdown between two formidable teams. Additionally, the London Cricket Team will lock horns with P&T Gymkhana in a thrilling encounter, showcasing the spirit and skill of both sides.

Further excitement awaits as the visitors are scheduled to take on Azhar Ali Academy and Abdul Qadir Cricket Academy on April 17th, offering a platform for emerging talents to test their mettle against international players and gain invaluable experience on the field.

The cricketing extravaganza extends beyond Lahore, with a trip to Sialkot on the agenda, where the London team will face off against the Sialkot Chamber of Industry team, adding another dimension to their tour.

Not to be missed is the anticipated match against the Hasan Raza Cricket Academy in Islamabad, providing an opportunity for cricket enthusiasts in the capital to witness top-notch cricketing action up close. The visiting squad comprises a talented roster of players, including Haris Usman, Abdullah Akbar, Zoreez Saeed, and a host of other skilled individuals, each poised to make their mark on the cricketing landscape of Pakistan.

Azhar Zaidi, representing the renowned P&T Gymkhana, expressed delight at the arrival of the London cricket team, highlighting the potential for the visit to foster camaraderie and promote the growth of club cricket. Zaidi expressed optimism that the interaction between local and international players .

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