Tribal elders at the opening ceremony of cricket tournament in Bakakhel. - Photo by Gohar Wazir

BANNU, 14 May: After a gap of several years a cricket tournament has been organised in Bakakhel Takhtikhel area near Bannu.

Twenty-five teams from Bannu and Frontier Region Bannu are taking part in the tournament. Bakakhel tribe elders Malik Kakan Khan, Malik Shah Nawaz Khan and Malik Zabit Khan inaugurated the tournament. The tribal elders said on the occasion that sports activities are good for health and also promote peaceful environment in the area.

Precarious security environment in North Waziristan Agency also impacted sports activities in Bakakhel area. However, after a long pause, the local youth have now again started efforts to resume sports activities in the area.

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