JAMRUD, 19 December: Sameen Gul and Muhammad Barki from the Fata Region have been included in the national cricket team for the upcoming Under-19 world cup. Also, Hayatullah has been included in the reserve players’ list.
“It is a great honor for the Fata Region that three of our youngsters have been included in the world cup team,” said a rejoiced Saqib Faqeer, who coaches the Fata Region.
Fast bowler Sameen Gul’s inclusion in the national team has been warmly celebrated by cricketers and his fellow tribesmen in the Jamrud Sports Complex here on Saturday. Gul hails from Khyber Agency.
The Under-19 cricket world cup will get underway from Jan 22 in Bangladesh and will conclude on Feb 14.