Pakistan team posed with British HC Thomas Drew. Photo courtesy: Twitter (Nawaz Gohar)
Pakistan team posed with British HC Thomas Drew. Photo courtesy: Twitter (Nawaz Gohar)

As Pakistan cricketers are all set to tour England, they attended an Iftar dinner hosted by the British High Commission in the country. Arranged in the newly built British Council library, the dinner marked presence of all the members of the squad selected for England. Apart from the players, British High Commissioner Thomas Drew, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan, team manager Intikhab Alam, executive committee head Najam Sethi and other officials of the team and the HC are known to have attended the dinner. Drew also engaged in cricket as Yasir Shah bowled to him while Sarfaraz Ahmed kept the wickets and Misbah-ul-Haq fielded at slip position. READ: David Cameron welcomes Pakistan men and women’s team to England

Talking about the event, Drew told to The Nation, “I am delighted to be hosting an Iftaar dinner for Pakistan cricket team ahead of their departure to the United Kingdom to play against England. I particularly pleased to be hosting them at the newly-opened British Council Library in Lahore. Libraries are a centre of cultural and education. It was only a few weeks ago that I came here to open this magnificent library for the people of Lahore.”

“Education is our largest investment in Pakistan. But we know that sport matters too – and both play important roles in linking our two countries. Cricket has proved particularly pivotal to bring our people close together. This sport is in the DNA of both Pakistanis and the British people,” he added.