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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy partners with PCB to celebrate 70 years of Pakistani cricket

The upcoming documentary chronicles the nation's passion for the game. (Source: Online)

The upcoming documentary chronicles the nation's passion for the game. (Source: Online)

LAHORE: Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has collaborated with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to mark 70 years of Pakistan Cricket, with the release of a documentary highlighting the country’s association with the sport.

Produced by SOC Films, Pakistan’s 70 years of Cricket chronicles the nation’s passion for the game, beginning with Pakistan’s debut match in 1952 and eventually leading up to the creation of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

The documentary pays tribute to those trailblazers whose performances put Pakistan firmly on the sporting map, as well as those players who carried a torch to ensure that no cricketing tournament is ever complete without the ‘Green Shirts’. 

Some key moments shown in the film include Pakistan winning a Test match on their inaugural tour of England in 1954, the emergence of Imran Khan in the 1970s, Pakistan winning the 1992 ODI World Cup, and some dark days of the early 2000s. 

The narration throughout the film has been done by PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja whose association with the film was “both a moment of pride and nostalgia” for him. “My personal journey is intertwined with Pakistani cricket and I feel blessed to be able to positively contribute in all the various roles that I have had over the years to date,” he added.

Obaid-Chinoy also said, “Pakistan’s passion for cricket is unmatched. As a fan of our team, I too have gone through the rollercoaster of emotions that are a trademark of our association with this sport. Therefore, it was a joy to be able to tell this story and share it with the world.”

The film is due to be screened on various TV channels, and in stadiums for the duration of PSL 7 from Thursday.

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