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Annual Eid Celebration at SCG: A Resounding Success
(Coverage by: Syed Zafar Hussain, Editor-in-Chief of Sada-e-Watan Sydney)

The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) witnessed a spectacular Annual Eid Celebration on May 1st, 2023. This Grand event brought together renowned cricketing legends, distinguished guests, and cricket enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds. Organized by Kamil Khan, the founder of the EID MUBARAK, EID Celebration at SCG, the event exceeded all expectations and left an indelible mark on the hearts of those in attendance.

Shaniera Wasim Akram and Erin Holland

The Annual Eid Celebration began with the acknowledgement of the original custodians of the land and was followed by the National anthem of Australia. This gesture of respect and inclusivity set the tone for the event.

Azan by: Sheikh M. Harby

Followed by the soul-stirring call to prayer, the Azan, reverberating throughout the iconic SCG stadium. Attendees came together to offer prayers, creating a truly inclusive and Multicultural environment.

Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis & Mike Coward

The highlight of the evening was an engaging Q&A session featuring two legendary cricketers, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis. Hosted by the esteemed sports journalist, Mike Coward, the session delved into the players' illustrious careers, their experiences, and insights into the world of cricket. The audience was captivated by the wealth of knowledge shared by these iconic figures.

MC: Erin Holland

Adding to the allure of the event, Erin Holland, a renowned host, lent her charisma and expertise to ensure a seamless and unforgettable experience for everyone present.

H.E. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri and Waqar Younis

Exclusive guests graced the occasion, including The Hon. Stephen Kamper, MP Minister for Small Business, Lands and Property, Multiculturalism, and Sport. The presence of H.E.Mr. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, High Commissioner for Pakistan, further elevated the event's prestige.

Former Consul General of Pakistan in Sydney Mr. Abdul Aziz Uqaili is posted as Chief Secretary of Balochistan. He is in Australia for few days visit. He specially attend this event with his wife

Mr. Abdul Aziz Uqaili and Syed Zafar Hussain

Shabana Uqaili and also met Pak Australian Community members including his close friend Syed Zafar Hussain of Sada-e-Watan Sydney.
Australian cricket luminaries Stuart MacGill and Stuart Clark, along with Sri Lankan cricketer Russell Arnold, and boxer Billy Dib were among the special guests who contributed to the event's electric atmosphere.

The Annual Eid Celebration at SCG was held in the iconic SCG Noble Dining Hall, an enchanting setting that added a touch of elegance to the evening. Kerrie Mather, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Phillip Heads

of Venues NSW, Phillip Heads, Group General Manager Communications, Heritage, and Community at Venues NSW, and Neil Maxwell, Chairman of the prestigious Sydney Cricket Club and SCG Cricket, were also in attendance, lending their support to this momentous occasion.

Approximately 300 distinguished guests revelled in the festivities, enjoying the sumptuous fare and the camaraderie that permeated the atmosphere. The event served as a testament to the spirit of

Waqar Younis, Hon. Stephen Kamper and Kerrie Mather

 inclusivity, cultural diversity, and community harmony that is celebrated during the auspicious occasion of Eid. The Hon. Stephen Kamper, MP Minister for Small Business, Lands and Property, Multiculturalism, and Sport Congratulates Kamil Khan and team for hosting this wonderful event at historical place Sydney Cricket Ground.

Dur E Shahwar, Kamil Khan and Shafaq Jaffery

For further information or media inquiries, please contact:
Kamil Khan Founder, Multicultural Club and Multicultural Cup: - Phone: +61 410 131 313

Wasim Akram and Hon. Stephen Kamper

 Erin Holland at SCG Eid Party 2023

Aiyla Akram with her Dad Wasim Akram

Aslam Pervaiz,H.E. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri and S. Zafar Hussain

Imran Kolaar and Ch Habib UlRahman

Dr Bina Mangi of Adelaide and Uzma Gillani

Farhan Talib, Munir Mohammad and Shoaib Ahmed

Waseem Akram and Shafaq Jaffery

Waqar Younis and Minister Hon. Stephen Kamper

H.E. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri and Syed Zafar Hussain

Waqar Younis, Hon. Stephen Kamper and Ali Murtaza

Waqar Younis and Munir Mohammad

Dr Humera Kayani and Dr Khurram Kayani

S. Zafar Hussain and Mr. Najeeb Hassan

Azam Mohammad and Nadeem Sheikh

Munir Mohammad and Najeeb Hassan of PAA

Dr Humera Kayani and Thida Yaung

Muhammad Asif and Wasim Akram

Ashraf Chohan, Shoaib Hanif and Abdul Aziz Uqaili

Ashar Nazir, H.E. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri and Syed Zafar Hussain

Mahd Zahid, H.E. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri and Dr Sabina Zahid

Wasim Akram, Minister Hon. Stephen Kamper and Kerrie Mather

Muhammad Asif, Munir Mohammad, Syed Zafar Hussain, H.E. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri and Waqar Younis

Shabana Uqaili. Dr Humera Kayani and Nafisa Zafar

Ashraf Chohan, H.E. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, Dr Imran Kassam  and Shaheen Malik

Kashif Rasool, Ch Shakeb Amer, Erin Holland and Imran Saeed Malik

Ch Shoaib Hanif, Kamil Khan and Syed Zafar Hussain

Ejaz Rana, Sadaqat Siddiq, Affan Shahid and Azam Mohammad

Ch Shakeb Amer, Kashif Rasool, Wasim Akram and Imran Saeed Malik

Saad Malik, Muhammad Asif, Shoaib Hanif, Kamil Khan, Shakeb Amer and Mr Abid

Dr Aila Khan, Shahid Nazir, Ejaz Rana, Azam Mohammad and Nadeem Sheikh

Dr Bina Mangi, Kamran Mangi, Rao Noor Ahmad, Syed Zafar Hussain,  H.E. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, Raja Abdul Hameed, Muhammad Asif and Mr. Abid

Shakil Ahmad, Rao Noor Ahmad, Syed Zafar Hussain, H.E. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, Muhammad Asif and Raja Abdul Hameed

Dr Khurram Kayani, Syed Zafar Hussain, Abdul Aziz Uqaili, Farhat Jaffri and Munir Mohammad

Waqar Younis, Shaheen Malik and family at the Eid party of SCG

Nafisa Zafar, Dr Sabina Zahid, Uzma Gillani,  H.E. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, Maj (R) Saad Gillani and Dr Aila Khan

Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram, Kamil Khan, Minister Hon. Stephen Kamper, MP and Kerrie Mather

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