A friendly cricket match was played between the Pakistan High Commission London and Royal Military Academy Sandhurst at Sandhurst Cricket Ground on 9 July 2017. This is the second consecutive year the two teams played against each other.
The High Commission team won the match by two wickets after an interesting contest. After winning the toss of the 30 overs match, the Sandhurst team elected to bat and scored 103 runs in 23 overs, all out. In response, the High Commission’s team achieved the target in 23rd over with two wickets in hand.
H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK was represented by Mr Zahid Hafeez Choudhry, Deputy High Commissioner, on the occasion.
It was a nice day out for the families of both the sides. Members of the Pakistani community, students and media persons also watched the match and enjoyed the warm hospitality of Sandhurst Academy. Military institutions of the two countries enjoy mutually beneficial relations. Such sports events further strengthen the existing close institutional as well as communal ties between Pakistan and the UK.