LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister M Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated Lahore Qalandars Jazz Rising Star T20 Tournament here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Saturday evening.

Provincial Minister for Sports Asif Saeed Manhais, prominent cricketers Aqib Javed, Mudassar Nazar, Advisor Ijaz Ahmed, columnist Hamid Mir, Sohail Warraich and office-bearers of PCB as well as a large number of cricket lovers were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister congratulated the organisers of cricket talent hunt programme for their splendid effort. He said: “The trial of more than hundred thousand boys from across the province is a remarkable achievement of Rana Fawad Ahmed and his team.”

During the talent hunt programme, such a boy had also been discovered, who could bowl with both his arms. Shahbaz Sharif said that it was perhaps the only example that a player could bowl with his left arm as well as his right arm.

The chief minister said although it was responsibility of the government to arrange such programmes but Lahore Qalandars had made this achievement. “We assure our all-out support for Lahore Qalandars and their talent hunt programme.”

Lahore Qalandars chairman Rana Fawad Ahmed said that the talent hunt programme had been evolved in accordance with the vision of Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif.