RAWALPINDI: A cricket match will be played between Pakistan XI and UK Media XI in Miranshah, a town in the North Waziristan Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas on September 21.
Pakistan players participating in the Peace Cup include Inzamam-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi, Younis Khan, Kamran Akmal, Junaid Khan, Umar Gul, Mushtaq Ahmed, Riaz Afridi and Wajahatullah.
On the other hand, the UK team is part of an 18-member group of journalists, lawyers, businessmen and academics aged between 21-62, which is touring Pakistan with the aim to improve the country’s image as a sporting nation.
Of the 18 members of the squad, 14 are players, one is an umpire while the rest, including two women, are the organisers.
The match has been organised by Peshawar Zalmi and Pakistan Army.
The news was also confirmed by Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor in a tweet. He also said the match will be telecast live from Miranshah.
“Cricket in NWA. Pak XI plays UK Media XI on 21 Sep 17. Live telecast from Miranshah. Peace & prosperity is our destiny #PeacefulPakistan.”
Speaking about the event, Peshawar Zalmi Chairman Javed Afridi said “Zalmi is playing its part for the promotion of sports in the region and will keep doing so in the future,” according to the Peshawar Zalmi media department.