KARACHI : The Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Quetta Gladiators have joined hands with Red Bull for the seventh edition of upcoming nationwide Campus Cricket Tournament under the banner of ‘RBCC Future Gladiators’ which will be played in eight cities of Pakistan.
Universities of as many as eight cities will fight it out to become national champion. The cities include Karachi, Lahore Peshawar, Quetta, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Multan and Hyderabad.
Quetta Gladiators owner Nadeem Omar said that he is excited that his franchise are launching one of its kind partnership with Red Bull to mark the start of one of the biggest sporting activations in Pakistan.
“We’re really excited to be partnering with Red Bull Campus Cricket and I believe this activation of RBCC Future Gladiators will allow us to see what sort of talent is available in Pakistan at University level,” Nadeem said.
“The players will have the big incentive of being monitored by Quetta Gladiators. We plan to induct any outstanding talent from the tourney in our activities. Two of the best players, one from Balochistan and one from rest of the Pakistan will be included in All Stars Muqabla exhibition match which will be played in Quetta with another PSL franchise in next few months.”
The All Stars Muqabla is the property of Gladiators and they played an exhibition match with Islamabad United in Rawalpindi in February before flying out to UAE for PSL season three.
The RBCC is the only global T20 cricket tournament for university students where campuses from eight countries participate for national pride and become world champions.
Meanwhile, Nadeem Omar further added that a high performance camp will also be staged for the best 11 players of the Red Bull Campus Cricket.
“Apart from inducting two players in All Stars Muqabla, we will call the top 11 players of RBCC Future Gladiators for a short high performance camp. We hope that we would be able to get some good talent from Balochistan as well from this initiative,” Nadeem stated.
“Also we endeavor to promote cricket in educational institutions with a hope of bringing in groomed athletes like legendary Imran Khan, Saeed Anwar and others. Sporting abilities should always be the primary qualification for any athlete but little education allow you to become an even better individual.”
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