“Iron Brothers Cricket Tournament” held to mark 70 years of Pak-China diplomatic ties

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BEIJING, (APP): An eight-a-side ‘Iron Brothers Cricket Tournament’ featuring Pakistani, Chinese, and Sri Lankan teams were held to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China.

The event was organized by Pakistan Embassy Beijing and sponsored by Habib Bank Limited Beijing Branch.

The one-day tournament held at Dongfeng International Sports Park, Chaoyang district was restricted to ten teams which included China Panda Team, Shanghai Cricket Association, Media, Embassy of Sri Lanka, Beijing Cricket Club, PECB, and teams from the Embassy of Pakistan.
The tournament was well attended by Pakistani, Chinese, and Sri Lankan communities and gave an opportunity to display cricketing talents.

Pakistan Embassy Team “Kings” clinched the trophy while Pakistan Embassy College Beijing (PECB) and Beijing Sultan secured second and third positions.

The tournament was followed by a cultural gal and an award ceremony at the Embassy of Pakistan, Beijing.

Addressing the audience, Pakistan Ambassador to China, Moin ul Haque appreciated the performance and sportsmanship of participating teams.

He said the cricket tournament was part of over 100 events being organized to celebrate seven decades of friendship and diplomatic ties between Pakistan and China.

Ambassador Haque also thanked the Chinese and Sri Lankan teams for participating and making the tournament a great success.

Sri Lankan Ambassador to China, Dr. Palitha Kohona who was the chief guest on the occasion, presented the trophy to the winning Pakistan Embassy Kings team.

Later, a cultural show displayed by Pakistani and Chinese artists enthralled the audience with their national songs and exquisite performances.

Some stalls were also set up to promote traditional Chinese tea and sweets among the Pakistani community.

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