KARACHI: Former and current Test cricketers will be seen in action as the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf Sports and Culture Forum is going to hold a Twenty20 game for peace at the Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium in Peshawar on September 29.
The match will be played between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Peace XI and Pakistan Peace XI. Pakistan Peace XI will include Inzamam-ul-Haq, Wasim Akram, Abdul Qadir, Saeed Anwar, Salim Malik, Ijaz Ahmed, Rashid Latif, Mushtaq Ahmed, Yasir Hameed, Moin Khan, Riaz Afridi, Umar Gul, Wajahatullah Wasti and Imran Nazir.
PTI Sports and Culture Forum’s secretary Mohammad Asif Orakzai told ‘The News’ from Peshawar on Sunday that the match would start at 10am and PTI chief Imran Khan will be the chief guest on the occasion.
He said that the fans would have to purchase tickets to witness their favourite cricketers.
When asked whether the bomb blast at the church on Sunday would not affect the plan, Asif said they would try to make the show possible.
He said the renovation of the venue had also been started. “The match aims to bring back peace in Peshawar which has been damaged by acts of terrorism,” Asif said.
He said that the PTI Sports and Culture Forum would also hold a hockey match in the near future in which Olympians would participate.
Asif is a former international hockey umpire and is acting as secretary of the KP Swimming Association.