ICCI hosts Islamabad United Cricketers

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ISLAMABAD, MAR 11 /DNA/ – Ali Naqvi, owner of Islamabad United along with Azhar Mahmood Coach and team members including Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf and Colin Munro visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry for an interaction with the business community.

Faad Waheed, Acting President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry welcomed the visiting guests and thanked them for visiting ICCI.

Speaking at the occasion, Faad Waheed said that the global sports market has grown to over $ 512 billion in 2023 and Pakistan can achieve a lot of benefits for its economy by promoting cricket and other sports and enhancing exports of sports products. He stressed that the government should establish a state-of-the-art cricket stadium in Islamabad to promote local cricketing talent. He wished Islamabad United to win the PSL final and assured that the business community would fully support them.

Khalid Iqbal Malik, Group Leader ICCI said that promotion of sports is very important for Pakistan for nation building. He said that the business community is proud of the performance of Islamabad United and hoped that they would win the final of PSL. He said that ICCI would play a role for a new cricket stadium in the federal capital.

Ali Naqi, owner of Islamabad United thanked ICCI for the warm welcome and great hospitality to the players of his team. He said that Islamabad needs an ecosystem of sports in Islamabad including cricket ground, hotels and said that ICCI should play a role for these facilities.

Azhar Mahmood, Coach of Islamabad United said that Islamabad has a lot of talent for cricket and stressed for the need of a cricket stadium and good hotels in Islamabad to bring forward the emerging talent in sport.

Jamshaid Akhtar Sheikh, Muhammad Naveed Malik, Khalid Chaudhry, Saif ur Rehman Khan, Ch. Muhammad Ali, Dr. Usman and others asked various questions to the players and were given detailed answers.