The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will hold an award show for the year 2018 tonight. These awards have been held every year since 2012 to reward good performances from Pakistani players throughout the year.
On Monday, PCB posted a teaser of the award show which ensured a star-studded event. The award show will be attended by the national team along with PCB Chairman, Najam Sethi.
However, there are reports that Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Amir and former skipper Azhar Ali will not be able to attend the event.
Shoaib Malik tweeted earlier:
I’m going to miss the #PCBAwards in person but I’ll be there in spirit of course. Playing for your nation is an honor on its own and this award ceremony is an excellent initiative to recognize and appreciate the hard work cricketers put in day-in day-out #PakistanZindabad 🇵🇰
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) August 8, 2018
The event will be held in Karachi and a lot of players have already confirmed their attendance in advance on social media.
Hasan Ali tweeted a picture of himself, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi, Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat and Sahibzada Farhan. He quoted the tweet saying, “Landed safely in Karachi for the PCB Award show.”
Landed safely at Karachi for PCB Award show pic.twitter.com/BJR32rhqC0
— Hassan Ali 🇵🇰 (@RealHa55an) August 7, 2018
The categories of Best Batsman, Best Emerging Player, Best Bowler, Best Wicket Keeper, Best Coach, Best T20 Player, Best Umpire, Best Referee and many others are included in the awards.
Pakistan’s women’s national team will also be attending the event and various awards are arranged for them as well to appreciate their efforts.