Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Islamabad United partners with The Citizens Foundation 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 they will continue their partnership with The Citizens Foundation (TCF) for the eighth edition of the PSL.

TCF is one of the leading organizations in the field of education for the less privileged in Pakistan. They had previously partnered with Islamabad United for the early editions of PSL. Currently their schools serve thousands of students in more than 1,800 schools all over Pakistan. In 2017 UNESCO honored TCF’s adult literacy program (Aagahi) with the Confucius Prize for Literacy.

Regarding the partnership, Ali Naqvi, the owner of Islamabad United said, “We have always believed that our duty and responsibility to Pakistan goes beyond our immediate work. We’ve taken pride in being a socially conscious and progressive organization. Our partnership with TCF is a testament of our dedication to our mission of implementing a strategy built around the principle of Empowerment and Education and how vital they are as building blocks of our society’s progress.

Co-founder and Director TCF Mushtaq Chhapra, CEO of The Citizens Foundation commented, “We are happy to continue our association with Islamabad United for PSL. Over the past few years our partnership has been a fruitful one: Islamabad United players have visited our various campuses and inspired our students and raised awareness for the cause of education in Pakistan. We are aligned with Islamabad United’s philosophy of utilizing cricket’s mass appeal for a broader and positive social impact. Our aim is to remove the barriers of class and privilege to make citizens of Pakistan agents of change, our national cricketers are a great embodiment of what our mission articulates. We are glad that we are continuing our partnership with Islamabad United.” 

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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