U.S. Consulate Karachi Celebrates Ramadan Cricket Iftar

Lincoln Corner Karachi and Lincoln Corner Pakistan American Cultural Center (PACC), marked the conclusion of two week-long cricket camps for male and female students with a final match between the two Lincoln Corners teams at the Consulate.

KARACHI (April 19, 2023) – The U.S. Consulate General Karachi, in collaboration with Lincoln Corner Karachi and Lincoln Corner Pakistan American Cultural Center (PACC), marked the conclusion of two week-long cricket camps for male and female students with a final match between the two Lincoln Corners teams at the Consulate. The camps focused on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and allowed male youth, accustomed to street cricket, to learn the rules and regulations of the professional game, while female youth were presented a unique opportunity to enjoy the tradition of Ramadan cricket alongside their male peers.

Acting Consul General Liam O’Flanagan and Acting Deputy Consul General Elizabeth Sunday attended the cricket match along with the renowned Pakistani cricket analyst and former international cricketer Sikander Bakht and Pakistani female cricket star Aiman Anwer. While talking to the participants, Liam O’Flanagan noted, “Ramzan Cricket matches are such a fun tradition, and I’m looking forward to experiencing this today. I wish it could have been the midnight cricket until sehri, but maybe we can do that next year.”

Lincoln Corners are partnerships between the U.S. Embassy and selected institutions in Pakistan. Located within universities, public libraries, and cultural centers, Lincoln Corners are multi-media resource centers where visitors can connect, practice their English, and learn about the United States using a variety of resources. This is the second Ramadan Cricket Camp that Lincoln Corner Karachi at Liaquat Memorial Library and Lincoln Corner PACC have sponsored.

The sports commentator, Sikander Bakht and superstar cricketer Aiman Anwer joined the pre-dinner cricket clinic where they gave tips to the teams on how to play an Ace game, then joined the group for Iftar along with the Acting Deputy Consul General Elizabeth Sunday, Public Affairs Officer Lee McManis, and other American Consulate Officials.