First ever ‘Bankers Cup Cricket Tournament’ to begin at Naya Nazimabad in Ramadan

For the first time in the cricket history of Pakistan, major commercial banks will be participating in a cricket tournament that will be held this Ramadan at Naya Nazimabad. The management of Naya Nazimabad is organising the tournament as the ninth version of the renowned ‘Ramadan Cricket Tournament’ titled “Naya Nazimabad Bankers Cup 2023”.

The event, completely endorsed by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), will commence on March 21, 2023, and continue till April 02, 2023. This year, a total of 12 teams will take part in the contest, and 25 matches will be played. The 25th match will be the final one on Sunday, April 02, 2023.

This year major commercial banks will be the partners for this venture. Bank Alfalah, Habib Metropolitan Bank, Faysal Bank, Bank of Punjab, Dubai Islamic Bank, United Bank Limited, National Bank of Pakistan, Meezan Bank, Sindh Bank and Askari Bank will be participating as supporting partners for ‘Naya Nazimabad Bankers Cup 2023’. Fatima Fertilizer will also be a major sponsor of the event.

Mr. Arif Habib, Chairman of Arif Habib Group, has stated that including renowned banks and their partnership in this event will support department and club-level cricket in Pakistan and create opportunities for young cricketers. This tournament is also very important to all brand partners and stakeholders because a Ramadan cricket tournament of such a magnitude has never been held in Pakistan, where a consortium of multiple major commercial banks has been taken on as event partners.

People will get to see quality cricket matches through thrilling games as famous cricket celebrities like Sarfaraz Ahmed, Asad Shafiq, Anwar Ali, Fawad Alam, Khurram Manzoor, Muhammad Irfan, Saud Shakeel, Khushdil Shah, Hyder Ali, Sohail Akhter, Khalid Usman, Hassan Nawaz, Awais Zia, Musa Khan, Tabish Khan and many other established & emerging players will be playing in this tournament from various departmental and club teams.

Naya Nazimabad Bankers Cup 2023 will also allow young cricketers and emerging players to show their talent internationally. Pakistan Television will broadcast all matches live via PTV Sports.

This event will be the highest prize money event of the Ramadan cricket festival in Pakistan, with a sum of Rs. 2.0 million, out of which 1.2 million will be awarded to the winning team, and the runner-ups will be awarded six hundred thousand.

 

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