PR No. 174 Pakistan will continue to Help Promote Cricket in France Islamabad: 25th September 2017

Ambassador of Pakistan to France MoinulHaque said that Pakistan will continue to support and nurture game of Cricket in France which has now become a symbol of Pakistan France Friendship, says a press release received here today from Paris.

He said this while addressing the Prize Distributing ceremony of the third edition of Jinnah Championship Trophy held at the town of Dreux near Paris, yesterday.

Mr. Gerard Hamel Mayor of Dreux, M. Prebagarane Balance the President of France Cricket, diplomats from the cricket-playing nations, senior officials from the French Ministry of Sports and Olympic Committee and the city administration of Dreux, and large number of cricket lovers witnessed the Prize distribution ceremony.

Ambassador who was the chief guest on the occasion said that successful holding of Pakistan sponsored three editions of Jinnah Champions Trophy since 2015 had greatly helped in promoting the game of cricket in France which was becoming increasingly popular amongst the local youth. He thanked Peshawar Zalmi for being partner in supporting the event.

Ambassador also congratulated the city of Paris for winning the hosting rights for 2024 Olympic Games. He expressed the hope that cricket could become part of these Olympic Games in Paris.

Mayor of Dreux thanked the Ambassador of Pakistan for sponsoring the event and expressed the support of his city to further upgrade the cricket stadium and allied infrastructure.

Final of Jinnah Trophy was won by the United Sri Lankan Cricket Association (USCA) by defeating the Paris University Club (PUC) by 8 wickets

Jinnah Championship Trophy started three years ago has now become the biggest and most prestigious tournament in cricket circle of France. In all 24 teams participated in the Jinnah Champions Trophy from all over France.