Karachi, April 17, 2011 – With the aim to encourage and include all segments of society in sports and fitness initiatives, Aga Khan Youth & Sports Board for Pakistan (AKYSBP) partnered with Aga Khan Social Welfare Board for Pakistan (AKSWBP), to organize a friendly Cricket Tournament, here today.
The six teams that participated in the tournament were:
Shia Imami Ismaili Organization of the Deaf
Pakistan Deaf and Sport Welfare Association
Pakistan Association for the Deaf
Ida Rieu School for the Deaf
Sindh Deaf Welfare Association
After a tight match, Shia Imami Ismaili Organization of the Deaf Team won the match by 8 wickets. Speaking at the closing ceremony of the event, the Chief Guest, Chairperson Aga Khan Youth & Sports Board for Pakistan, Ms. Shams Jeewa appreciated players from all the six teams that participated in the tournament, and said, “this was one stepping stone in the ongoing partnership between Deaf Organizations and the Aga Khan Youth & Sports Baord.
We need to use this platform to encourage young girls to come forward and participate in sports, fitness, arts and other activities”. Chairman, Shia Imami Ismaili Organization of the Deaf, Mr. Anwar Khawaja expressed his gratitude to all the teams that participated in the tournament. Mr. Khawaja added that success of the event was due to the cooperation and support of various volunteers and well-wishers.