Pak-Ind Fans enjoyed cricket together at Riyadh
RIYADH: Hundreds of cricket fans gathered in Riyadh to watch the live screening of crucial WT20 cricket match between Pakistan and India last week.
The live screening of the match was superbly organized by two famous production houses of young Pakistani talented souls, Black Cinema Productions aka BCP headed by Bilal Arshad and Versatile & Intellective Productions aka VIP headed by Omair Sheikh.
The venue was a local football ground; it was beautifully decorated with huge banners and posters of cricket legends, Pak-India flags, a variety of food stalls and a mighty HD Screen. The ground came lively with the jam-packed crowd of more than two thousand Indo-Pak spectators including families, children, young and old. The crowd gathered at the venue well before time, suited in their favorite team’s costumes, green/blue shirts & scarfs, face painted, drumming & dancing and all enthusiastic about the win of their teams.
A flag raising ceremony was also conducted prior to the match screening, national anthems of both of the countries were played, The Indian enclosure was represented by the Indian community representative Dr. Muhammad Ashraf whereas Pakistani enclosure was represented by the representative of Pakistani community Waqar Naseem Wamiq.
Wamiq and Ashraf raised the flags of their respective countries, they warmly greeted each other and exchanged the well wishes. The Flag ceremony ended on the loud chanting of Jai Hind and Pakistan Zindabaad by the supporters, and it was the highest moment of jubilation between the crowds.
DJ Usama Khan spins his discs of music, singer Asad Ali tossed his songs and enthralled the audience, RJ Fawad and Sajan made a ton respectively in their commentating innings and the both teams of BCP & VIP’s fielded well throughout of the live match screening.
The event was well powered by the sponsors including Knowledge core, K&N’s, Titans World, Spectrum Lights, Samasco, Friendi Mobile, RMS, Al-Kabeer and various others.
An award ceremony also took place on the occasion conducted by Omair Sheikh, The chief guests Sajida Chaudhary Bajwa and Waqar Naseem Wamiq distributed the mementos to the sponsors. Salman Anwar was awarded an award of appreciation by his team BCP.
Furthermore, Business tycoon Sartaj Farooqi awarded Waqar Naseem Wamiq with an award of excellence on behalf of K&N’s Saudi Arabia and a joint award of appreciation to BCP and VIP for conducting the successful event. He also distributed numbers of gift vouchers among the participants.
India won the match by 6 wickets, and Pakistanis congratulated them. They cut a cake together and a message of love, peace and harmony was well conveyed between the two communities with a hope of more betterment in mutual relations.