KARACHI: The second round of selections for ‘Khiladi Ki Khoj’ talent hunt conducted by Karachi Kings are complete and the shortlisted players will now be playing the Same Group ‘Karachi Ke Shehzade Tournament 2017’.
Karachi Kings has launched the Saima Group ‘Karachi Ke Shehzade Tournament 2017’, a series of matched the finest local athletes that cricket has to offer.
Speaking about the tournament, a very enthusiastic Mr. Salman Iqbal, owner of Karachi Kings, said “The Karachi Kings are a family, and families always strive to support one another to achieve greatness as one, benefiting the game and Pakistan alike.
“As promised, with the initiative of Saima Group Karachi Ke Shehzade Tournament 2017, the Karachi Kings with the support of our sponsors aim to bring the next generation of cricket heroes into the light. A group of highly skilled and trained sportsmen, who will make Pakistan proud in the coming years.”
The ‘Karachi Ke Shehzade Tournament 2017’ will be held from July 9-16 at Naya Nazimabad. The tournament will comprise of 5 teams, each supported by renowned celebrity ambassadors Humayun Saeed, Waseem Badami, Kashif Abbasi, Faysal Qureshi and Iqrar-ul-Hassan.
The team are as follows: Team Sharjah Cooking Oil, Team Igloo Ice Cream, Team Saima Group, Team Star Marketing Pvt. Ltd, and Team Mehran Spices.
The tournament is the result of trial of young players during ‘Khildai ki Khoj’ which gave 350 talented players in the first round, and then out of them 75 best players have been chosen for five teams which will complete in the tournament.
The best players identified in this tournament will further be moved to Karachi Kings B Team which will serve as the selection pool for young entrants for the main squad of Karachi Kings.
At its core, the vision and purpose of Karachi Kings has been to create a platform which can nurture Pakistani cricket on a national and international level, and a platform where new players would get chance to hone their skills, gaining the experience and confidence needed to perform in international arenas.
The management as well the partners of Karachi Kings are confident, that with events like this and many more in the future, the prospects of creating a world class team are very bright. The vision of Karachi Kings is indeed taking shape with the support of the people of Pakistan.