The holy month of Ramadan in Pakistan has witnessed some entertaining cricket matches in Karachi. It was earlier the streets that saw young men play cricket with their friends after taraweeh till sehri; but with time, this leisurely game has now turned into a regular annual event with several cricket clubs and stadium owners organizing special Ramzan cricket tournaments in the city of lights.

This year, the Naya Nazimabad Ramadan Cup 2018 began at Naya Nazimabad Lawai Stadium. The tournament was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Saeed Ahmed, President National Bank of Pakistan.

Arif Habib, renowned businessman and Chairman of Tournament shared the vision of his conglomerate which aims to contribute to the promotion of sports in general and cricket in particular in Karachi. The Lawai Cricket Stadium in Naya Nazimabad, has floodlights and many other facilities and remains occupied throughout the year. “Our objective is to make Sports City at Naya Nazimabad, whose facilities could be utilized by the inhabitants of the city,” Habib said.

The tournament started on May 14, 2018 and continued till June 4, 2018 where 12 teams played 25 thrilling matches. Naya Nazimabad Ramazan Cup Cricket Tournament 2018 offered prize money of a whopping Rs.2.085 million, including Rs.1.2 million for the winners. The runners-up received Rs.0.6 million.