Distribution of Rs 0.3 million prizes to promote sports or lure voters?

LANDIKOTAL: Shinwari Azmari has won Landkitoal Super League Cricket tournament after defeating Ihtesham Shamlawar team by seven wickets in the final match played at Tatara cricket ground on Sunday.

Zainullah Shinwari of the winner team who played aggressively and made 60 runs was declared Man of the Match. Asad Afridi was given the title of Man of the tournament. Senator Taj Muhammad was chief guest on the occasion who distributed trophies and souvenirs among the players.

The chief guest prized the winner team with Rs 80000 while the runner up Rs 40000. He also announced Rs 200000 for the Khyber Sports Club which had organized the tournament.

Experts say Senator Taj Muhammad’s brother Aljhaaj Shajee Gul is candidate from the constituency NA-43 in the upcoming elections scheduled to be held on July 25 and distribution of such hefty prizes among the players was meant to attract voters. They say that such a handsome prizes have never been given to players before. `