Glasgow To Host Charity T20 Match
Glasgow's Clydesdale Cricket Club will host a charity Twenty20 match between a Scottish Pakistani and a Scottish Indian team this Saturday (21st June).
Where? Clydesdale Cricket Club, 22 Beaton Road, Glasgow G41 4LA
When? 21st June, 1pm
Free entry - gates open at 10am
What else is happening?
Indoor cricket and badminton tournaments, tennis and netball plus stalls and children’s entertainment around the ground.
As part of the Scottish Asian Sports Gala T20 Commonwealth 2014 event, the match is a fund-raiser for the Ucare Foundation, which has along with the Pakitan Consulate and the Western District Cricket Union, organised the match.
Pakistan international Yasir Arafat, who played for both the Scottish Saltires and Sussex Sharks, will feature for the Scottish Pakistan side wihile the Scottish Indian side will have Indian Under-19 internatonal Shreyas Iyer in their ranks.
Current Scotland internationals Safyaan Sharif, Moneeb Iqbal and Majid Haq will also be playing.
"We’re delighted to be organising this charity sporting gala in Glasgow, in the year the city hosts the Commonwealth Games," Mohammed Abdur Rajak, Chairman of the Ucare Foundation, said.
"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, added:
"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!"
© Cricket World 2014