Karachi (Muhammad Yasir) “Naya Nazimabad Ramzan Cup’s cricket fever will light up Ramazan in 2018 and people will get to see quality cricket marches through thrilling games”. These thoughts were expressed by Samad Habib, CEO Javedan Corporation Limited & Naya Nazimabad while announcing the the tournament details in at the inaugural press conference.
The event will be getting underway at the Naya Nazimabad Lawai Stadium on May 14, 2018 and will continue till June 04, 2018 where 12 teams will play total 25 thrilling matches.
Samad Habib, in his address, shared the vision of his conglomerate which aims to contribute to the promotion of sports in general and cricket in particular in Karachi. “The Lawai Cricket Stadium in Naya Nazimabad, having floodlights and many other facilities, remains occupied throughout the year. “Our objective is to make Sports City at Naya Nazimabad, whose facilities could be utilized by the inhabitants of the city,” Samad said.
The Naya Nazimabad Ramazan Cup Cricket Tournament 2018 offers record prize money of Rs. 2.085 million, including Rs. 1.2 million for the winners. The runners-up would receive Rs 0.6 million, said Tournament Director Riazuddin, an international umpire, at the Karachi Gymkhana Banquet Hall on Tuesday.
Speaking on the occasion, Nadeem Omar, Omar Associates Managing Director, expressed his delight at the outstanding facilities at the Lawai Stadium. “Our team has been playing the Naya Nazimabad Ramazan Cup since its inception and we are thrilled by the atmosphere at the ground. The cricketers have thoroughly enjoyed playing under floodlights,” he said.
This year, 12 teams have been divided in 3 groups. Group A includes Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC), State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Brighto Paints & Rehman Foundation; Group B contains Sui Northern Gas Company Limited (SSGPL), National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), Omar Associates & Sindh Police and Group C contains Dollar East, K-Electric, Pakistan Customs & Civil Aviation Authority.
On this occasion, Mr. Muhammad Ejaz, Director Javedan Corporation Ltd; Mr. Iqbal Qasim, Former Test Player; Mr. Fawad Ejaz, President Pak Veterans Cricket Association; Haji Ghani Osman; Mr. Ejaz Farooqui; Mr. Riazuddin (Test Umpire); Mr. Nadeem Omar, Chairman Omar Associates also addressed the press conference.