KARACHI: Pakistan ODI skipper Azhar Ali will be honoured alongside former Test stars Abdul Qadir and Aamir Sohail during the eighth tribute of ’An Evening with the Legends’ in Lahore on Saturday.
Organised by Dollar East Sports Department, the event is being conducted for the first time outside Karachi, according to former first-class cricketer Zaheer Ahmed Sheikh, who is the pioneer behind the show.
Besides Azhar, Qadir and Sohail, two other former Pakistan cricketers — batsman and ex-national selector Ijaz Ahmed and former paceman Ata-ur-Rehman — will also be given special awards plus cash for their services for the game.
According to Zaheer, the program will be held at the Five Star Marquee, Canal Road, starting at 8:30pm with Farooq Dar, chairman of Dollar East Exchange Company (Pvt) Limited, gracing the occasion as the chief guest.
“So far we have been able to honour 55 players in the previous years. This is a great gesture on part of our organisation because we feel sportsmen who had rendered yeoman services for Pakistan should be recognized and rewarded,” Zaheer told Dawn on Thursday. “Our chairman has been at the forefront of every event held in the past and has always supported us. It was his idea to hold the program in Lahore this year. We are expecting 200 invitees to join us for what will be a memorable occasion.”