ISLAMABAD – Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah congratulated Pakistan Navy cricket team members at Naval Headquarters and highly lauded their performance on winning International Defence Cricket Challenge Cup (IDCC) 2015. The championship was held from 16-28 Nov 15 at Canberra, Australia.
The Naval Chief while appreciating the efforts put in by the players emphasized to bring more laurels for Pakistan Navy in general and Pakistan in particular. On the occasion, he highlighted that Pakistani sportsmen are well capable to win championships in other sports discipline as well.
IDCC Cup was conducted on T-20 and One Day League Format. T-20 and One day matches were played amongst the teams of Defence Forces of different countries. Ten teams from the World Defence Forces participated in the tournament. These teams included 4 from Australia, 2 from New Zealand, 1 each from UK, Fiji, Malaysia and Pakistan.
Pakistan Navy team represented Pakistan Armed Forces in the Championship. During the tournament, PN team played 4 x T 20 and 5 x One day matches with various teams during the tournament. Pakistan Navy Team won all T 20 and One day matches.
The final one day match was played between Pakistan Navy and Royal Malaysian Air Force teams at Munaka Oval Ground Canberra, Australia. Pakistan Navy team won the final comprehensively beating Royal Malaysian Air Force team.