'World's most beautiful' Gwadar stadium hosts its first cricket match

By Muhammad JuniadPublished On 19 Feb 2021

  • Excited fans take to Twitter to share pictures from the exhibition match
  • Showbiz Sharks, led by Waseem Khan, locks horns with Gwadar Dolphins led by SAPM Zulfi Bukhari
  • Prayers offered for Pakistani mountaineer Ali Sadpara


GWADAR: It was a sight for sore eyes as the cricket stadium in the city, dubbed by many as the world's most beautiful one, hosted its first ever cricket match on Friday. 

The picturesque stadium, surrounded by the majestic mountains and hills, is hosting a match between the Showbiz Sharks Vs the Gwadar Dolphins. 

According to a report, the Showbiz Sharks is being led by PCB CEO Waseem Khan and will include Fakhr-e-Alam, Faysal Qureishi, Ali Zafar, Saleem Sheikh, Aijaz Aslam, Shezad Roy, Sami Khan, Kamran Jeelani, Salman Saeed, Ali Safina and Noman Habib. 

The Dolphins, on the other hand, are being led by Special Assistant to the Pirme Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari and features local players and Ali Zaidi and the GOC Gwadar. 

British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Christian Turner, officiated the toss between Zulfi Bukhari and Waseem Khan. 

"What a stadium," said Turner. "It's the most beautiful stadium in the world, in my opinion," he added. 

Bukhari's Sharks won the toss and the skipper elected to bowl first. 

"Our batting and bowling line-ups are both strong so we are looking forward ot the game," said Waseem Khan. 

Cricket buffs couldn't hold back from tweeting pictures of the stadium. Here are some of the tweets:

The Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis decided to jump on the "Pawri Hori Hai" bandwagon. 

One Twitter account uploaded the new PSL banger playing loudly in the stadium.