KARACHI: ARY News successfully defended the title of SSB-SJAS Cricket Cup after defeating their arch-rivals Geo News in the final at the Asghar Ali Shah Stadium.
ARY piled up a total of 193 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. Skipper Babar Khan scored 40 runs while Ateeq Ahmed and Shahab Akhter made 36 runs each. In reply, Geo News managed to score 164 runs in 20 overs. Hammad scored 57 runs for Geo News.
Owner of Quetta Gladiators, Nadeem Omar graced the occasion as a Chief Guest and distributed prizes amongst the winners. Nadeem Omar lauded the effort of SJAS in the field of sports.
Shahroz Alvi of SJAS Blues was declared Best allrounder of the tournament while skipper of ARY News Babar Khar was named Best Batsman and SJAS Blues wicketkeeper Qalbe Muhammad declared Best Wicket Keeper of the tournament.
SJAS Sr Vice President Zubair Nazeer Khan, Manager Quetta Gladiators Azam Khan, Sr Vice President of Sindh Olympic Association Syed Mehfooz ul Haq, Additional Director Sports of KDA Ayaz Munshi, Secretary SJAS Asghar Azeem, and other members of SJAS were also present at the occasion.