Parvase Majeed writes, “We are organising the Pakistan 70th independence cricket festival of the 13th of August 2017, at Titwood. The programme has been agreed as follows:
- ‘All Stars Cricket’ festival: 10am to 1pm;
- Scottish Pakistanis Junior Panthers v Scottish Pakistanis Juniors Pumas: 10am to 1pm (T20); and
- Scottish Pakistanis Panthers v Scottish Pakistanis Pumas: 2pm to 5pm (T20).
“East Renfrewshire CC are scheduled to host a Kwik Cricket festival on the same day and the suggestion is we move that to Titwood and, rather than have the Kwik Cricket festival, we make it a west of Scotland “All Stars Cricket” festival. The eight-week ‘All Stars Cricket’ programme is now complete and this is an opportunity to continue promoting the game. The event celebrating Pakistan’s independence is a perfect opportunity to build on community engagement too. Ammar Ashraf and I have already agreed in principle to move the event from Woodfarm Pavilion to Titwood. All the kids and parents who have participated in the ‘All Stars Cricket’ in the west of Scotland will be invited to the event with their ‘All Star Cricket’ kit. We will put up the banners, etc. and it is hoped the mascot will make an appearance.
“This will be a great opportunity to connect the rich history of Pakistanis’ contribution to cricket in Scotland, and build integration through sport. There will be stalls and kids activities at the event, so it will be a family fun day to remember.”