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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Shoaib to be awarded gold medal today

 Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar will be awarded a gold medal at a prize distribution ceremony of the Pakistan Champions Club League here on Saturday (today). “We would be honouring Shoaib for his meritorious services for Pakistan,” former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif and chief organiser of the league announced on Friday. He said MQM MNA Syed Asif Hasnain, who played the main role in the conducting Pakistan’s biggest-ever event carrying Rs 2.5 million, would be presenting the gold medal to Shoaib at RLCA Ground, Korangi -5.

MNA and deputy convener MQM Pakistan Dr Farooq Sattar and federal sports minister Engr. Shaukatullah will be the chief guests at the prize distribution ceremony of the Pakistan Champions League.

35-year-old Shoaib, dubbed a ‘Rawalpindi Express’ and who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket during the Cricket World Cup 2011, took 278 wickets at an average of 25.69 in 46 Test and 247 scalps in 163 one-day internationals for Pakistan. He also claimed 19 wickets in 15 Twenty20 internationals for Pakistan.
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