Anwar, Sarfraz fetch Rs.500,000 cash awards (The Balochistan Times (Pakistan))

Riding on the crest waves, Pakistan cricketers Anwar Ali and Sarfraz Ahmed were rewarded with cash awards of Rs.500,000 each for their superb performances for the country.

The ceremony was jointly hosted by the Management of PIA and Naya Nazimabad to boost and honor for their achievement for the country at Lawai Stadium on Saturday night.

Speaking on the occasion, Chairman PIA Nasser N.Jaffar and Chairman Arif Habib Group, Arif Habib, who is also the Member Board of Directors PIA, said both players are an asset for the country.

They said all-rounder Anwar and wicketkeeper/bastman Sarfraz made their countrymen proud with their excellence in the field.

They expressed the hope that they will keep working hard for bringing honor and glory to the country in the international arena.

PIA Chairman said sportsmen of the national carrier will be honored for achieveing laurels for the country.

Letter of promotion in officer grade to Anwar Ali was also presented on the occasion.

Anwar Ali smashed a miraculous 46 off mere 17 balls in the second Twenty20 Internationals against Sri Lanka to steer Pakistan to cliff-hanger one-wicket victory at Colombo.

Pakistan won the T20 series 2-0 after their 3-2 triumph in ODI series and 2-1 win in Test series against Sri Lanka.

However T20 series was marred by controversy of dropping Vice-captain Sarfraz Ahmed.

The ceremony was also attended by former chief selector and legendary leg-spinner Iqbal Qasim, ex-Test all-rounder Ijaz Fakih, former Test cricketer and Deputy General Manager Sports Shoaib Mohammad, President Summit Bank Husssin Lawai, CEO Naya Nazimabad Samad Habib, International Zahid Ahmed, Director Sports Mohammad Iqbal, Secretary Pakistan CC Azam Khan, Ground Incharge Azhar Iqbal, Secretary Pakistan and first class cricketers, sports organizers and other officials.

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