Official Signing Ceremony Marks Acquisition of Hyderabad Bahadurs Franchise in Sindh Premier League

Karachi 13th July 2023 – In a momentous occasion, the official signing ceremony took place to signify the
acquisi9on of the Hyderabad Bahadurs franchise in the esteemed Sindh Premier League (SPL). Mr. Jahanzeb
Alam, Chairman of Al Hayat Group, proudly purchased the franchise and emerged as the esteemed owner of
the Hyderabad Bahadurs team. The ceremony was graced by dis9nguished guests, including Barrister Murtaza
Wahab, Mayor of Karachi, President of SPL Arif Malik, CEO of SPL Chaudhry Shahzad Akhtar, former Test
cricketer Misbah-ul-Haq, SPL mentor Abdul Razzaq, former cricketer Imran Nazir, and renowned filmstar Javed
Sheikh, who serves as the brand ambassador for Al Hayat Group.

President SPL Arif Malik expressed gra9tude towards Chairman Al Hayat Group, Jahanzeb Alam, for his
immense support and commitment to SPL. He acknowledged the group’s contribu9on as the first gold sponsor
of SPL and now as the owner of Hyderabad Bahadurs, applauded their dedica9on to the league. Barrister
Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui, Mayor of Karachi, highlighted the abundance of young talent in Sindh and expressed
his belief that SPL would not only nurture cricke9ng poten9al but also showcase the true tourism and industrial
prospects of the region on a global stage.

Chairman Al Hayat Group, Jahanzeb Alam, shared his earnest desire to acquire the Hyderabad Bahadurs
franchise with the sole objec9ve of promo9ng the talent of interior Sindh. Jahanzeb Alam announced the
appointment of Misbah-ul-Haq as the head coach of Hyderabad Bahadurs and designated Shoaib Malik as the
icon player for the team.

Misbah-ul-Haq, the newly appointed head coach of Hyderabad Bahadurs, expressed his heartful gratitude  to
Jahanzeb Alam, the owner of Hyderabad Bahadurs and Chairman of Al Hayat Group, for entrus9ng him with
this significant opportunity. SPL mentor Abdul Razzaq emphasized his role in uplifting the spirit of players and
eagerly an9cipated commencing trials in interior Sindh. Javed Sheikh, the brand ambassador for Al Hayat
Group, extended his apprecia9on to President SPL Arif Malik and Chairman Al Hayat Group for their relentless
efforts in promoting cricket in Sindh.
The official signing of the franchise ownership agreement took place between President SPL Arif Malik and
Chairman Al Hayat Group Jahanzeb Alam. Jahanzeb Alam, the owner of Hyderabad Bahadurs, presented
souvenirs to the guest of honour, Barrister Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui, Mayor of Karachi, Misbah-ul-Haq, the
head coach of Hyderabad Bahadurs, Arif Malik, President of SPL, Imran Nazir, former cricketer, Abdul Razzaq,
mentor of SPL, and other notable guests in attendance.

The acquisi9on of the Hyderabad Bahadurs franchise signifies a significant milestone in the growth and
development of the Sindh Premier League. With the shared vision of promo9ng talent and showcasing the true
poten9al of Sindh, this partnership promises to bring exci9ng opportuni9es for young cricketers and contribute
to the overall sporting landscape in the region.

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