LAHORE - Majority of the East Zone clubs have assured their support to former Lahore City Cricket Association (LCCA) president Khawaja Nadeem Ahmad in the upcoming body elections.

As many as 30 clubs out of total 45 assured their all-out support to Khawaja Nadeem here on Monday at a reception held here and was also attended by ex-LCCA secretary Mian Javed Ali, treasurer Sarfraz Ahmad and vice president Imran Bucha.

Speaking on the occasion, Nadeem said he was re-contesting the elections to continue his struggle and polices for the betterment of cricket at grassroots level. “During our previous three-year tenure, a significant rise was seen as far over all development is concerned and we are confident to set new bench marks if elected for the second term," he said.

He said the LCCA was a role model body which set many examples by launching cricket leagues and a number of cricket tournaments to engage clubs in competitive cricket activities. "It was only possible due to collective efforts and unconditional support and cooperation of all the three affiliated zones of the LCAA and there is a dire need of continuing our polices and development programmes to revive cricket at early level.”

He called upon the East zones clubs to forge unity and greater understanding to elect right people for the right job in the zonal elections.

Mian Javed Ali said that they enjoyed outright majority in East Zone where most of the clubs were united for a achieving a collective cause of development of cricket at grass root level. "We served with pride and dedication during our previous tenure and efforts for the cause of club cricket are known to everyone. We don't have a hidden agenda and we will be taking every measure to continue our quest for the welfare of cricket."

He said Kh Nadeem was an ideal candidate for the LCCA presidentship and he put in a lot of hard work to change the sagging fortune of Lahore with his dynamic leadership.