Lahore Badshah bags STRAC T20 title


JEDDAH — Lahore Badshah won the 1st STRAC Rent A Car T20 Championship, beating Faisalabad King by 4 wickets. This tournament was organized by Aseer Cricket League (ACL) at ACL Um e Saboor Ground.

Lahore Badshah won the toss and elected to bowl. Faisalabad King scored 201-4 in the allotted 20 overs. Zaigham Abbas hit 75 off 46 balls with 3 sixes and 6 fours. Saleem Ahmed made 55 off 43 balls with 9 fours. Mujtaba Arif remained not out at 36 off 16 balls with 1 six and 4 fours.

In reply, Lahore Badshah achieved the target for the loss of 6 wickets in 19.1 overs. Nadimoddin Malek scored 52 off 35 balls with 1 six and 6 fours. Ziauddin Muhammad hit 44 off 30 balls with 3 sixes and 2 fours. Zulkifal Muhammad stayed not out at 27 off 12 balls with 3 sixes and 1 four. Rao Nasir took 2-33.

Chief guest Khurram Butt and guests of honor Abdullah Al-Gahtani (STRAC Rent A Car), Farooq Butt, Waqas Malik, Muzaffar Malik, Javed (Projects manager of Haif), Rana Yousaf, Chaudhary Javed, Lala Ishaq, Acting Chairman of ACL Farasat Afridi and General Secretary of ACL Malik Riaz presented winner’s trophy and cash award of SR2000 to captain of Lahore Badshah, Ali Butt, and runner-up trophy with cash award of SR1000 to captain of Faisalabad King, Nabeel Usman.

Special awards: Ziauddin Muhammad — man of the final; Rhashid Mehmood Abbasi (Lahore Badshah) — man of the tournament; Muhammad Adnan (Greenstar) — best batsman; Bilal Ahmed Faiz Ahmed (Nokia Lions) — best bowler. Nadimoddin Malek, Zulkifal Muhammad and Zaigham Abbas received individual cash awards.

ACL gave trophy and cash award to each umpire and scorer of semifinal and final. Muhammad Afzal (GreenStar), Tariq Jutt (AQS Pepsi), Khurram Shahzad (Youngstar) and Naseer Ahmad (Youngstar) were the umpires. Malik Riaz (Hanco Cricket Club), Salik Qureshi (SMSA Sports Club) and Muhammad Ismail were the match officials.

ACL gave trophies and cash awards to IT team members of ACL Abdulrasheed Butt, Umair Hameed, Manager Salik Qureshi and IT Head Khalid Butt.

ACL awarded shield to chief guest Khurram Butt, Azfar Shakeel (Vice President STRAC Rent A Car), Special Guest Waqas Malik and Khalid Butt (IT Head ACL).

Khurram Butt gave SR2000 to Aseer Cricket League, SR1000 to winning team of tournament and SR500 to runner-up team of tournament. Farooq Butt gave SR500 to winning team and SR500 to runner-up. Waqas Malik gave SR500 Aseer Cricket League. Amjad Kallu gave SR200 to runner-up team.