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HED XI Beat GCU VC XI By Six Wickets

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LAHORE– The Higher Education Department, Punjab (HED XI) beat the Government College University, Lahore (GCU VC XI) by six wickets at a friendly cricket match here on Sunday at the University’s Cricket Ground.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi led the GCU VC XI while Secretary Higher Education Punjab Sajid Zafar Dall was seen in action from HED XI.

Earlier, winning the toss GCU VC XI chose to bat first and posted 119 runs in just 20 overs. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi scored 23 quick runs in the early overs of the inning. Engineer Dr. Junaid Zafar scored 34 runs which included six boundaries. The HED XI chased the score in the 19th over. Secretary HED played fine innings of 15 runs, while Prof. Anees scored 46 runs.

Prof. Anees declared man of the match while Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi won the all round performance award for scoring 23 runs and getting two wickets for just 18 runs. HED Deputy Director Sports Ms. Shamsa Hashmi, the only female player of the match, was also presented special participation award.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi said that that the friendly match was organized in the spirit of University Sports League to inspire youth towards healthy sports activities.

He said that faculty and staff members from private universities including LUMS and FCC University were also participating in this friendly match which would foster their relationships with the Higher Education Department.

He also said GCU was providing ample sports facilities to students in diverse fields such as athletics, cricket, hockey, tennis, gymnastics, basketball, table tennis, boxing, swimming, rowing and squash.

Secretary Higher Education Punjab Sajid Zafar Dall said that HED staff and officers could understand the working and issues of universities and colleges by just sitting in their offices through official summaries and files.

He said that such informal interactions with universities’ faculty through healthy sports activities would further improve the working of his department. He expressed gratitude to the GCU Vice Chancellor for organizing a colorful match.— PRESS RELEASE

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