The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) cricket team has completed a two-week tour of Pakistan. During their visit, they played several games across the country, including Islamabad, Lahore and Abbotabad.
They played against several military teams, including the PMA Cricket Team in Abbottabad, the Army X Corps Young officers in Islamabad, and the Pak Army IV Corps team in Lahore. They also played the British Council’s DOSTI team at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore and the British High Commission team in Saidpur.
The DOSTI program aims to make a difference by breaking social barriers to foster community engagement by making sport an integral part of Karachi youth. It facilitates youth development in selected locations in Karachi through cooperation with schools, local sports clubs, civil society partners and other stakeholders to engage both students and students outside the school in activities that promote understanding and interaction between groups ,
The program uses national and local resources as well as UK expertise to build the capacity of partners and participants. The RMAS Cricket Team fully supported the British Government’s initiatives and experienced the impact they had at first hand.
Deputy British High Commissioner Richard Crowder said:
I am delighted that we were able to welcome the Royal Military Academy cricket team to Sandhurst just one month before the venue for the World Cup cricket in England and Wales.
The morning the team spent with participants in the British Council’s DOSTI program was particularly important. I am pleased that we were able to demonstrate the power of sport to help young people in Pakistan unleash their potential. DOSTI stands for friendship, which determines the relationship between our two countries.
It was a pleasure to travel the Sandhurst team through Pakistan, because cricket is a shared love for our two countries. And I hope that someday I can welcome the English cricket team in Pakistan.