QUETTA: The Zalmi Madrasa League second edition final played at the Bolan Cricket Stadium in Quetta on Friday was won by Albaqra Eleven beating Al Iqra Eleven. Balochistan Governor Justice (retd) Amaanullah Khan was the chief guest while Commander Southern Command Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa and Peshawar Zalmi Director Cricketing Affairs and Head Coach Muhammad Akram were the guests of honour. Some exciting matches and breathtaking encounters were witnessed during the entire second round of the Zalmi Madrassa League participated in by 10 teams. On the first day of the event, five matches were played wherein Al Baqarah Strikers defeated Al Rehman Warriors by 11 runs; Al Iqra Patriots were defeated by Al Wahda Stallions by 10 wickets; Zamuran Kohsaar were thrashed by Al Rehman Warriors by 69 runs; Rahat Falcons outclassed Al Ehsan Tigers by eight wickets, while Al Baqarah Strikers won by 45 runs against Zamuran Kohsaar.
On the second day, five matches were played wherein Al Iqra Patriots won against Al Iqbal by nine runs; Al Baqarah thrashed Rahat Falcons by 10 runs; Al Iqra won against Al Rehman Warriors by 24 runs; Rahat Falcons won against Al Muarif by 38 runs and Al Baqara defeated Al Muarif by 21 runs.
Peshawar Zalmi in collaboration with the Zalmi Foundation launched the Zalmi Madrassa League in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa back in August. The league gained popularity throughout the world and was even captured by the international media since it was the first time when madrassah students were given an opportunity to showcase their talent on a main stage in Pakistan.