SBP-arranged big screens at Punjab Stadium attract over 100,000 people
LAHORE (September 30, 2012): The Sports Board Punjab to facilitate fans watch the Pakistan and India World T20 Super Eight match made special arrangements at the Punjab Stadium on Sunday night and more than 100,000 people overcrowded the venue to cheer on every ball bowled and every boundary scored. The atmosphere at the stadium was so much berserk that it seemed that the match is not being played at Colombo but at the Punjab Stadium. The initiative of showing the match on wide screen was taken by Usman Anwar, Director General SBP and Youth Affairs, who has also brought the youngsters of the province on one platform through the Punjab Youth Festival. Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan, Deputy Speaker and chief organizer of the Festival, also visited the venue to witness the enthusiasm of the people while DCO Lahore Noorul Amin also reached the stadium keeping view gathering of the crowd and special and prompt security arrangements were also made to meet any untoward incident. Secretary Sports Haroon Ahmed Khan was also present on the occasion. Usman Anwar said that with the youth festival they have given the youth an opportunity to come dare and build the future of your dreams. “We have given them a path so they dare to achieve their desired destination,” he added. A large number of families with children also came to stadium to watch match on the big screens and it seemed that match was being played in front of their eyes and not at Colombo’s Pramadasa Stadium. It was not only Lahore’s Punjab Stadium but big screens were also installed at seven big cities of the province and similar reports were received from those cities. In fact the capacity of the stadium is 30,000 but there was hardly an inch to sit at the stadium and half of the crowd was sitting on the grass in front of four big screens.
Media Cell DG Sports Punjab
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