Press Release

Sports Minister urges Pakistan Cricket Team to continue winning momentum

Islamabad 17th March, 2011: Engr. Shaukat Ullah, Federal Minister for Sports will leave for Colombo, Sri Lanka tomorrow on the invitation of Sri Lankan government to watch the much awaited Pakistan-Australia contest on 19th March. He will also meet the team management and the players to boost their morale and buck them up before the start of the crucial knock-out stage that Pakistan has already qualified for.

Mr. Shaukat Ullah expressed his satisfaction over the performance of the team in the world cup till now and the team will continue with same winning momentum. He said that Pakistan team has good match-winners in the team which could turn the tables over the best of the opponents. He said that our players are quite familiar with the pitches and the conditions of the sub continent which suit their style of play. He also praised the fans’ support from people of Sri Lanka in their own country and homely environment that they have provided to Pakistanis. It’s really a great treat to watch crucial tie in Sri Lanka, he added.
Mr. Shaukat Ullah hoped that Pakistan team will exhibit highest standards of team spirit in the rest of matches. He urged the team captain to lead the team with positive energy and charged-up passion in all disciplines of the game. He further said the victory rests on team’s 100 per cent performance in the fielding in such an important match. The entire nation has set the eyes on World Cup to come to Pakistan.

Faik Ali Chachar
Director (PR & MM)
Pakistan Sports Board