JAMRUD — Sameen Gul Afridi and Muhammad Umar Barki, from tribal areas, have been selected in the national Under-19 World Cup team while Hayatullah of FATA has also been included in the reserve players.

Umar Burki of South Waziristan in the airport before leaving for Dubai
Umar Burki of South Waziristan in the airport before leaving for Dubai

“It is a great honor for the Fata Region that three of our youngsters have been included in the world cup team,” said FATA coach Saqib Faqeer.

Fast bowler Sameen Gul’s inclusion in the national team has been warmly celebrated by cricketers and his fellow tribesmen in the Jamrud Sports Complex here on Saturday.

The Under-19 cricket world cup will get underway from Jan 22 in Bangladesh and will conclude on Feb 14.

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