Former Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has been appointed as the brand ambassador of the Nelson Mandela talent hunt programme for U19 cricketers of Karachi.
Sarfaraz — who led Pakistan to U19 World Cup triumph in 2006 — joined the Nelson Mandela talent hunt programme which will provide opportunities to budding cricketers in the metropolis.
“It is a great opportunity for all U19 cricketers of Karachi. I am very much confident that this step will change the landscape of Karachi’s cricket,” said the Champions Trophy 2017 winning captain while addressing the media at National Bank Stadium.
The Nelson Mandela Talent Hunt programme will hold tryouts to pick players in various areas of the city. Trials will choose up to 60 players, from which four teams will be formed. Following that, a team of 15 players will be sent to South Africa to gain experience.
“I am very enthusiastic about this initiative.” “I’d like to thank South Africa’s High Commissioner, his Excellency Mthuthuzeli Madikiza, for his efforts in launching this initiative,” added the wicketkeeper batter.
U19 cricket trials will be held in the third week of May. The trials would be overseen by Sarfaraz, Fawad Alam, and other Karachi players.