attends London match for Chitral School
Chitral -- Musharraf attended a charity cricket
match held on between Langlands eleven and British Army eleven
to raise funds for Langlands School and College Chitral, it was
learnt here. Details of the outcome etc are not yet known.--(CN
report, 26 Sept 10)
match for Chitral School
LONDON, Sept 23 (APP): Pakistan Society is holding a charity
Twenty20 cricket match in aid of Major Geoffrey Langlands School
here on September 25.The proceeds from the game will go towards
the school in Chitral which the legendary 92-year-old former
commando has been running since 1989. The match will be played
between Langlands XI and the British Army team in Chelsea,
Central London.The retired major who decided to settle in
Pakistan after 1947 has also taught mathematics at Aitchison
College, Lahore, and was Principal, Razmak Cadet School, in
Khyber Pukhtunkhwa before establishing his own school high in
the Hindu Kush mountains.
Speaking at the Pakistan Society event on Wednesday evening at
the Pakistan High Commission, Langlands on a rare visit to his
land of origin, spoke passionately about his adopted country and
said his school which started with 80 students both boys and
girls has now expanded to more than thousand students.
"Obviously, I need money to run the institution and depend on
the goodwill of the people and philanthropists," he said.
Langlands, honoured in the Queen"s Birthday Honours list this
year, realised that Pakistan was facing major challenges in the
face of devastating floods and said the Government was doing its
best in this trying times. He was hopeful of a large attendance
at the match to raise enough funds for his school.
He also spoke on cricket and the allegations of spot fixing
against Pakistan team on their tour of England. He thought the
young pace man Muhammad Aamer had been taken on the wrong path
by individual posing as his agent.
The event is also intended to promote interest in the British
Army Cricket team tour of Pakistan in autumn this year. The
event will also raise funds and an auction will be held in aid
of the work of Rural Support Programmes Network in Pakistan
--(APP, 23 Sept 10