MINGORA (Swat) - Pakistan Army will organise Swat Twenty20 Peace Cricket Tournament in October 2012 wherein the local and national players will vie for the top honour at different local grounds.
The aim of holding the tournament is to make an earnest endeavour to project peaceful image of Swat and particularly Pakistan by reviving sports activity in this militancy/extremism prone area to provide healthy activity to local and foreign tourists to boost the tourism in the area.
ISPR Malakand Division spokesperson Lt Col Arif Mahmood said that in a sequel to the successful conduct of the district and division level sports events, a national level Twenty20 tournament is being planned which has been named 1st Swat Twenty20 Tournament. The event will be held on local grounds of Malakand division and two phases is already conducted and in the third phase, cricket, football and volleyball will be played.
The plan is expected to boost the tourism in the area and attract the local community to healthy activity of sports: thus the entire population of Malakand division especially the youth and people of core Swat region are expected to benefit from the entire series of activities. Local law and enforcement agencies in coordination with Army will provide security during the event to players and the guest.