Karachi (Muhammad Yasir) Naya Nazimabad Ramzan Cup 2018 began at Naya Nazimabad Lawai Stadium. The tournament was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Mr. Saeed Ahmed, President National Bank of Pakistan.
Chairman of Tournament & Chairman Arif Habib Group, Mr. Arif 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,” he added.
The tournament which began on May 14, 2018 will continue till June 04, 2018 where 12 teams will play total 25 thrilling matches. 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.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Saeed Ahmed, President National Bank of Pakistan, expressed his delight at the outstanding facilities at the Lawai Stadium. “On behalf of National Bank we wish Mr. Arif Habib and the management of Naya Nazimabad Ramzan Cup 2018 the very best,” 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.