Karachi: The first round of the Inter-Media Cricket Tournament organized by Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) concluded Wednesday with several thrilling matches in Islamabad.
PTCL is organizing the tournament in collaboration with National Press Club. The tournament is played between teams belonging to national and international print and electronic media.
The tournament, which earlier kicked-off with an exhibition match between PTCL-XI and National Press Club XI, was inaugurated by Governor KPK, Engineer Shaukatullah Khan.
The first round saw thrilling matches between various teams which competed fiercely to reach the second round, Which begins today (Thursday).
In the first match, GEO TV, put into bat first, made 115-7 in eight overs, while Abbtak TV achieved the target in 7.4 overs at the loss of 4 wickets only. In the second match, Daily Azkaar beat Nawa-e-Waqt by 10 runs, while the third match proved to be a thriller, where Daily Samma beat Jang by a single run.
As the tournament progressed, Inter News beat Journalist-XI by four wickets by reaching a stiff target of 115 in the last over and Dunya News beat Media-XI by 14 runs. Similarly, Kashmir Media-XI beat Samma TV by 8 wickets, while ATV beat APP in a one sided match by 67 runs.
Metro Watch conquered Daily Pakistan by 37 runs. Dawn News beat Sindhi Media-XI by 7 wickets, while ARY news beat Daily Dunya by five wickets. Express News beat Khabrain by three wickets, while Foreign Media-XI moved to the second round by beating Aaj TV by 54 runs.
PTCL believes that healthy minds and healthy bodies are a key driver of success and contribute greatly to the success and growth of societies. The event provides an excellent platform to journalists to come together on one platform and engage in a manner that boosts morale, improve health and also augment productivity and team work.