KARACHI: The visiting Canadian Seniors cricket team began their tour of Pakistan with a floodlit match against Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC) here at the Naya Nazimabad Stadium on Saturday evening.
According to the information made available by Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association (PVCA) Chairman Fawad Ijaz Khan, the 15-member Canadian squad, comprising over-40 players, will contest matches against various senior outfits in Karachi before moving to Lahore where they will be up against different senior teams.
“The Cricket Canada Chief, Ranjit Saini, had requested us to arrange the tour of Canadian Seniors team to Pakistan. Their Senior players have formed Canada Seniors Cricket Association in Toronto,” the PVCA Chairman disclosed.
The visitors, after the opening match against SSGC, will be taking on Omar Associates also at the Naya Nazimabad Ground on Sunday (today) while they are due to play against Gold Bridge Media at Moin Khan Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. This will be followed by the games against Factdate Engineering at National Bank Stadium on Wednesday and against Rashid Latif Veterans at UBL Bank Stadium on Friday.
In Lahore, the Canadians will be pitted against Lahore Gymkhana at Bagh-e-Jinnah Cricket Ground on February 18 before playing against Turk Plast at LCCA Cricket Ground on February 19.
They will lock horns with Amar Cables at Country Club Muridke Cricket Ground on February 21 while their last game of the Pakistan tour will be against Punjab Veterans at LCCA Cricket Ground on February 22.