ISLAMABAD - Talat Hussain-led National Press Club (NPC) XI will take on Diplomats Combined XI in a friendly cricket match here at Shalimar Cricket Ground today (Saturday).

Famous businessman Yarmaghan Ahmad Gull will grace the occasion as chief guest. Et Trust is organising the event for the welfare of underprivileged kids, while MD Baitul Maal Abid Waheed Sheikh, Test cricketer M Wasim along with different diplomats, Islamabad Mayor Sheikh Ansar Aziz and other prominent figures of twin cities will grace the occasion. A T20 festival match was also conducted last year, which was won by NPC XI after a close battle.

Talking to The Nation, Yarmaghan said: “I have come especially from Germany to watch the Pakistan Super League (PSL). I am very fond of promoting sports and my services are always available for noble cause. I am ready to sponsor kids, who are needy, but must poses talent.

“I will soon visit different academies and especially former Test cricketer M Wasim’s, as I heard that he is doing great job by providing free coaching and distributing free equipment among the deserving talented players. There is an urgent need of involving our youth in sports, so that they may contribute towards society,” he added.