Lahore, March 17, 2011: Pakistan Cricket Board held a dinner at National Cricket Academy (NCA) on March 16th to recognize the success that Lahore City Cricket Association teams at various levels have achieved in the ongoing domestic season and to recognize and shed focus on the importance of grassroot cricket development which is a primary objective of the PCB.
Ex Chairman PCB Mr. Shahryar Khan was the chief guest on the occasion and distributed Cash Prizes in the amount of Rs 250,000 each to the Lahore Lions, Lahore Eagles and the Lahore U-19 Women Team. President LCCA Mr. Khawaja Nadeem Ahmed received the cheques on behalf of LCCA. A special memento was also presented to Mrs. Shahryar Khan by Captain of the Pakistan Women Team Sana Mir to mark the occasion. In addition Chairman PCB Mr. Ijaz Butt also announced a Cash Prize of Rs250, 000 to be awarded to the eventual winners of the ongoing Pentangular Trophy being played at Gaddafi Stadium.
Chairman PCB in his address highlighted the efforts of the PCB in promoting Grass Root Cricket and apprised the guests of the efforts that PCB has been making for the improvement of Domestic Cricket in Pakistan.
Ex-Chairman PCB Mr. Shahryar Khan also praised the efforts of the PCB in developing the domestic game and congratulated the LCCA for the success of their various teams.
President LCCA in his speech thanked the PCB for recognizing the efforts of the LCCA and informed the guests of the efforts that LCCA will be making for the further enhancement of the game being undertaken by LCCA.
It may be noted that in the ongoing Domestic Season Lahore Lions has won the National T20 Championship, while Lahore Eagles had clinched the National One Day Cup Division II, and the Lahore Women U-19 Team had won the National U-19 T20 Championship.