Islamabad: (Asghar Ali Mubarak) The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has joined together the ruling and opposition Members of the National Assembly to play for Pakistan in the Inter-Parliamentary Cricket Tournament scheduled in the United Kingdom from July 8 – 15, 2019. The Parliamentarians of 8 countries (taking part in the ICC World Cup) will play the Inter – Parliamentary Cricket Tournament to be held alongside the ICC Cricket World Cup. In order to ensure participation of a well–prepared team in the tournament, the Speaker National Assembly has involved the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for cricketing training of the parliamentarians. He has appointed Makhdoom Zain Hussain Qureshi, MNA as Convener of the Parliamentary Cricket Team of Pakistan. Mr. Qureshi already carries sizeable cricketing experience both at University and District levels.The Chairman PCB Mr. Ehsan Mani has nominated the former test cricketer Mr. Mudassar Nazar, Director (Academy) in the PCB as the focal point for preparing the Parliamentary Cricket Team.The 47 young Members of the National Assembly will join their Initial Assessment and Training Camp to be set in the Shalimar Cricket Ground, Islamabad from April 16, 2019 for one – week. Thereafter, the parliamentarians will play friendly matches among them till the end of April 2019 so that a befitting team could be selected to take part in the exciting and first–of–its–kind tournament.The PCB has finalized the schedule of the parliamentarians’ initial assessment and training camp under the supervision of its coaches.

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