LONDON/ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has won the first Inter-Parliamentary Cricket World Cup after beating Bangladesh by nine wickets. Bangladesh scored 104 runs while batting first. Pakistan chased the target successfully after losing only one wicket. Ali Amin Gandapur scored 52 runs and Ali Zahid registered 30 runs. The event aimed to promote relationships between the parliamentarians and to celebrate the 2019 Cricket World Cup taking place now in England and Wales. The four-day tournament began with lawmakers from England, Australia, New Zealand, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan taking to the field. Chris Heaton-Harris a British Member of Parliament (MP) who organised the tournament – earlier said, I just love cricket it’s a game that brings so many different people together. Meanwhile, Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has felicitated Pakistani Parliamentary cricket team on winning match against Afghanistan and reaching final. He said that performance of Pakistan Parliamentary team cricket team was exceptional. He was confident that the team would bring inter Parliamentary World Cup to Pakistan.
The Speaker said that through the platform of inter parliamentary cricket World Cup had prompted Parliamentary diplomacy. He said that relations between Parliaments of the cricket playing nations would further strengthen through cricket diplomacy.
The speaker said that Pakistan believes in policy of co existence and wants to resolve all issues through diplomacy. He said that interaction in this style was an apt opportunity to bring parliaments more closer and benefit from each other’s experiences.
He said that irrespective of party affiliations the MPs presented exceptional teamwork. He praised the coordinated efforts of all players for their extraordinary performance. He prayed for their success in final match.