JAMRUD, 11 December: Cricket and football competitions in the Khyber Peace Sports Festival have got underway at Jamrud Sports Complex in Khyber Agency.

The event has been organised under the aegis of the FATA Secretariat and Sports Department. In the opening match of the cricket competition, Shalobar Green defeated Khyber Academy by eight wickets. In the football competition, Afridi Tigers defeated Ittefaq Club 2-0.

Twenty-four cricket and over 30 football teams are participating in the event.

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