Hassan Ali attends Ramadan evening cricket initiative
Hassan Ali attended a special evening cricket session at Emirates Old Trafford as part of Lancashire Cricket’s Ramadan celebrations.
The event was held in the Trafford Cricket Centre - at the home of Lancashire Cricket - to engage with, and support, the Club’s local community as they embarked on a month of fasting.
Pakistan international seamer, Hassan, was in attendance to inspire participants from Old Trafford Kings Cricket Club, Old Trafford Cricket Club and also the Bengali Cricket Club.
Following the cricket session, participants were invited to break their fast and pray together at Emirates Old Trafford.
Speaking at the event, Hassan Ali said: “This is a very good initiative from Lancashire Cricket to involve the local Muslim community and particularly children.
“There is a lot of talent and enthusiasm for cricket on display and a lot of future players. It is a very nice moment for me to be able to spend time with them here.”
Howard Shore, Community Programme Manager for the Lancashire Cricket Foundation, added: “It was great to bring the community together with this event at Emirates Old Trafford.
“The population in the Old Trafford area is very diverse and we were delighted to welcome Hassan along to the session.
“It is so important to inspire children wherever they are from across the North West and that they have somebody they can relate to and someone who is playing for Lancashire that they can look up to.”