Ucare Scottish Pakistani and Scottish Indian Charity match

19 Jun

A Scottish Pakistani cricket team will take on a Scottish Indian team in a T20 clash in aid of charity, the Ucare Foundation, at the Clydesdale Cricket Club in Glasgow on Sunday 22nd of June. 

The T20 match will be the showpiece of the Scottish Asian Sports Gala T20 Commonwealth 2014 event organised by the Ucare Foundation, the Pakistan Consulate and the Western District Cricket Union.  

Some great cricketing talent will take part in the match, including former Scottish Saltire and current Sussex Shark cricketer, Yasir Arafat for the Scottish Pakistani team, while the Scottish Indians can boast a Indian U19 star in Shreyas Iyer.

There will also be several current Scotland internationalists, Safyaan Sharif, Moneeb Iqbal and Majid Haq, turning out for the match.

The event is free to attend and guests are welcome from 10am onwards.  The T20 Cricket match begins at 1pm. 

Mohammed Abdur Rajak, Chairman of the Ucare Foundation, said: “We’re delighted to be organising this charity sporting gala in Glasgow, in the year the city hosts the Commonwealth Games. We were pleased to secure funding from the Big Lottery Fund to organise a sports event in the Scottish Asian community and are proud to be part of this inaugural cricket tournament, which takes the format of a gala day with something for everyone – stalls, rides, sport and entertainment. Cricket Scotland will be doing cricket tasters on the day to encourage the Asian and ethnic community to take part in cricket and the wider sports community, which is fantastic. Our aim is to promote community cohesion through the love of sport and we very much hope that this is what this day will help deliver. ” 

Sai Majeed, Chairman of the Western District Cricket Union and Captain of the Scottish Pakistani team, said: “We are thrilled to be involved in this charity sports day, with such an exciting cricket match as its showpiece.  In this year of the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow, the event aims to show the whole country how communities can come together in sport while raising money for charitable causes.  We’re expecting the day to deliver a lot of fun and a blooming good cricket match!” 

There will be a variety of sports taking place on the day, including indoor cricket and badminton tournaments, tennis and netball plus stalls and children’s entertainment around the ground.

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