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Islamabad United partners with Iqra University for PSL8

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Islamabad United, the most successful franchise in HBL PSL history and the winner of the first and third editions of the tournament, is happy to announce that Iqra University will be the official Youth Sports Partner for the franchise for PSL 8.

Iqra University, which has the vision to promote youth sports in Pakistan and to boost the country’s image as a sports and peace-loving country, will be joining hands with Islamabad United for PSL 8. The signing ceremony between the two organizations took place on Monday December 5th 2022, at the Iqra University Islamabad Campus (Chak Shahzad). The two organizations had previously partnered for the PSL 6 in 2021.

The event was attended by Iqra University Co-Founder and Chancellor Ms. Erum Lakhani, Vice-President Dr. Muhammad Islam, Executive Director/Special Assistant To Chancellor/Youth Mentor Mr. Usman Butt, Director Academy Schools Mr. Muhammad Junaid, Director Industrial Linkages Barrister Rizwan Bari and Director Campus Mr. Abdul Waheed. From Islamabad United the captain of the franchise Mr. Shadab Khan and the Assistant Coach Saeed Ajmal were joined by CEO Mr. Ahsan Latif for the occasion. The Islamabad United captain and staff were greeted by all the senior faculty members and presented with souvenirs.

At the event Islamabad United representatives appreciated the efforts of Iqra University for creating a state-of-the-art educational facility and supporting sports in Pakistan. Furthermore, the representatives of Islamabad United said that such a step from Iqra University was a great effort in not only unearthing and polishing the talent in Pakistan but also providing an avenue for the youth to draw out their potential.

Many sports enthusiasts including Iqra University students, dignitaries and guests participated in the event and took selfies with the two Islamabad United stars and took their autographs. The event finished with a dynamic question and answer session with Shadab Khan and Saeed Ajmal.

Islamabad United is the most successful team of the Pakistan Super League (PSL); winner of the first and third seasons of the HBL PSL. The franchise believes in bringing change to Pakistani sports with the introduction of international standards of practice and a commitment to continuous progress.

AAN – Leonine Sports is the proud owner of Islamabad United, the FIRST CHAMPIONS and the most successful team in the Pakistan Super League. AAN-Leonine Sports is focused on enabling sports and creating franchises with a mission to provide:  1) A truly global experience on sports entertainment; 2) A fan base which is loyal, aware and supportive of the sport and the franchise; 3) An aspirational beacon for up and coming players to strive for excellence in cricket for Pakistan in particular and for the world at large; 4) An eco-system for the promotion of sports through close partnerships with the respective sports boards; 5) A truly professionally-run organization with exceptional standards of corporate governance and international best practices; 6) Promotion of Pakistan through sports and involvement of internationally known figures into Pakistan; 7) A responsible member on CSR.

The company focuses on the above mission statement by implementing a strategy built around the principle of 4 Es – Excellence, Empowerment, Education and Environment.

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