The Mobilink Hunt for Heroes Lahore Under-16 team emerged victorious over Mobilink Hunt for Heroes Karachi U-16 team by 7 wickets in the regional finals of the Mobilink Hunt for Heroes U-16 Tournament, organized by Mobilink, the country’s largest cellular operator and part of Orascom Telecom Holding, in association with PCB at the Gadaffi Stadium.
With the help of superb bowler Usman Qadir who claimed 7 for 29 and the talented Sami Aslam, MHFH Lahore U-16 team won the Mobilink Hunt for Heroes U-16 tournament. The visiting team was bowled out for 186 in 43 overs raced home by Lahore (190) for the loss of 3 wickets in 45.2 overs.
The pool of 180 players who played in the tournament from their respective regions will now be shortlisted, they will get training at NCA by top PCB coaches after showing their exclusive performance.
Aimed at finding the exceptional talent from all parts of the country, including the remote and far flung areas with the help of specialized PCB coaches, Mobilink Hunt for Heroes Cricket program is the largest ‘hunt’ for cricketing talent nationwide with participation by more than 40,000 talented boys, under the age of 16 since August 2007 and spanning 66 districts throughout Pakistan. The entire squad of the Pakistan Under-15 team that played in the Under-15 tournament in the West Indies has been unearthed by Mobilink Hunt for Heroes.
About Mobilink: Mobilink, a subsidiary of the Orascom Telecom Group is Pakistan’s leading cellular and Blackberry service provider. Mobilink maintains market leadership through cutting-edge, integrated technology and the country’s largest voice and data network with over 7,900 cell sites covering more than 10,000 locations. Housing Pakistan’s largest distribution and call centre networks and an unparalleled 6,500 kilometers fiber optic backbone, Mobilink has invested over US $2.5 billion for providing uninterrupted countrywide connectivity, unmatched customer services and international roaming in over 130 countries. As a responsible corporate citizen, in addition to ensure employee well-being, Mobilink aims at support education and health initiatives by protecting the environment and promoting sustainable business practices. It also offers a range of products and services, dedicated to enhance access to information. The company is also an official Telecom service provider for the Pakistan Cricket Board.