Sindh CM eyes PSL team from Sukkur

Published January 4, 2022
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah (R) meets with pacer Shahnawaz Dahani at CM House on Monday. — CM House Sindh Twitter
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah (R) meets with pacer Shahnawaz Dahani at CM House on Monday. — CM House Sindh Twitter

KARACHI: In a meeting with emerging Pakistan pacer Shahnawaz Dahani, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah revealed plans of launching a team from Sukkur which could be an expansion franchise for the Pakistan Super League.

The chief minister encouraged Dahani to continue the form which has seen him rise to the Pakistan squad after impressive performances in the PSL. He stressed that the Sindh government was keen to create an environment where new talent can come through.

“My government will promote you in all intent and purposes so that you can focus on your sports,” he told Dahani, adding that there were a lot of other youngsters who need proper promotion and encouragement.

The chief minister said the idea behind getting a PSL franchise from Sukkur was to provide young players an opportunity to rise.

“I am working on it and would find a sponsor soon,” he disclosed. “Our team would be Sukkur-based.”

Published in Dawn, January 4th, 2022

Opinion

Editorial

IMF’s firm stance
05 Feb, 2023

IMF’s firm stance

THE IMF mission has been in Islamabad since Jan 31 to complete the stalled technical and policy-level talks aimed at...
Grotesque bigotry
05 Feb, 2023

Grotesque bigotry

FREEDOM to profess one’s faith is guaranteed by the Constitution of Pakistan. However, for the country’s Ahmadi...
Kashmir reflections
05 Feb, 2023

Kashmir reflections

ASIDE from Kashmir Day, which the nation is observing today as an official holiday, there are a number of other days...
Crisis conference
Updated 04 Feb, 2023

Crisis conference

PTI's refusal to engage with the govt in such testing times will only be seen as sign of ideological bankruptcy.
Revenge politics
04 Feb, 2023

Revenge politics

A SENSE of déjà-vu prevails as cases pile up against PTI politicians, many of whom, along with their allies and...
Inappropriate remarks
04 Feb, 2023

Inappropriate remarks

OFFICIALS of the state, especially when representing the country at international forums, need to choose their words...