SIALKOT

The ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2016 has boomed up the sale of the Sialkot-based sports goods and increased exports orders being placed by the foreign buyers.

Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) Acting President Sarfraz Butt said that the global fever of ICC T-20 Cricket World Cup 2016 had opened the new vistas of business of Sialkot-based sports goods in international trade markets.

He termed it a very good and healthy sign of increasing business and exports. He said that Sialkot was globally famous for producing world class sports goods. He said that the ICC T-20 Cricket World Cup 2016 has also brought some unique opportunities to increase the Sialkot-made sports goods’ exports.

Butt said that there will be visible increase in the exports of sports goods including cricket bats, pads, batting gloves, wicket keeping gloves, pads, helmets and kit bags.

Meanwhile, Prof Safdar Sandal, a Sialkot based sports goods exporter, said Sialkot was globally famous for producing the world class sports goods. He said that the Sialkot-made sports goods were also getting popularity in World’s non-cricket playing countries, especially in Spain, France, Brazil and Belgium.

He said that the Sialkot-based sports goods manufacturers and exporters had introduced specially designed quality cricket bats in the world.

He said that the situation will also open the new vistas of business and exports for the Sialkot sports goods manufacturers and exporters to the European, African and Asian countries. He hoped the exporters would get orders in bulk from the foreign buyers.

He narrated that the Sialkot exporters have a great potential to explore and capture international trade markets. He stated that the Sialkot-made cricket bats and cricket gears are being used in this T20 Cricket World Cup 2016.

Most of the manufactures of cricket accessories in Sialkot are offering their products to the world players for their own publicity and advertisement. In Pakistan too after watching the matches, all grounds in cities and villages get filled up with aspiring young players.